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changing travellers chqs

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changing travellers chqs

Just a word of warning that most banks in Viareggio have stopped changing travellers chqs.

We tried 3 different banks and the post office and all refused. In the end tourist information told us that this is becoming a problem and very frustrating for them.

In the end we ended up changing them at Lucca at the currnecy shops there and Pisa as well but Viarregio is a problem.

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1. Re: changing travellers chqs

We also took (Thomas Cook) travellers cheques in August and experienced similar difficulties. We could not find a place in Viareggio. We found a jeweller/souvenir shop within the duomo/tower precinct who changed them without any problem. The orst experience of all was in our local town (Bagni di Lucca) where the Banca di Roma siad they could not exchange Thomas Cook travellers (?), the Banca di Bagni said I had to be a customer (as a tourist?) before we eventually got them casehd in the Banca di Toscana. All-in-all I think we will desist from using trav cheques in future and will simply use a debit card.

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