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    Americans visiting Italy

    Here are some questions I've been asked by some US friends who are planning to visit Italy next year. Can anyone help? Or point me in the direction of the answers. Cheers. NGGU

    When we go to Italy we are going to take our own I.B.M. laptop with us. Will we be able to use the telephone lines in Sicily and Tuscany to operate it? Do we need any type of special adaptor(s) for it? What kind of power adaptor should we or can we use? If we want to use a scanner or fax machine, can we buy one there and would it be compatable to use with our computer and the Italian techology systems?

    AFAIK, most recent notebooks should operate anywhere in the world without any problems.

    All they might need is a telephone adaptor (mentioned on another thread) to convert the RJ11 to whatever they use in Italy (usually available in any phone/computer store upon arrival anyway), and to confirm their notebook power adaptor is variable voltage (ask them to check the bottom, it should say something like 100-220V).

    Besides that theres nothing else, as any fax or scanner again will be compatible with Windows and use basic standards like G3 and Twain, although I would still suggest checking that anything they buy is variable voltage as converters aren't always cheap and sometimes weigh a ton.