Useful information in the event of an emergency
When travelling abroad, knowing what numbers to call in an emergency can be of great help.
28 February 2023
Emergency numbers in Italy
If you find yourself in serious difficulty and need help, the single number to call for emergencies in Italy is 112. This is a free number to dial without any prefix: the operator will put you in touch with the most appropriate authority or service.
For needs limited to specific areas, you can call the following numbers:
- State Police: 113 (accidents, thefts, etc.).
- Fire brigade: 115 (fires, weather emergencies).
- Urgent and emergency medical attention: 118 (health-related needs). This number is also relevant for mountain or cave rescue.
- Roadside Assistance: at all hours of the day for motorists in emergency, assistance is provided by the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI), a federation of 106 provincial Automobile Clubs, which represents and protects the interests of Italian motoring. You can contact them on 803.116 or visit the official ACI website.
- Forest ranger: 1515
- Travel information: 1518
- Sea rescue: 1530
- Veterinary assistance (my vet of Poste Italiane)