Emergency Telephone Numbers

Emergency services: the numbers to call for Fire, Police and Ambulance...

These national emergency free call numbers can be reached from pay phones, without the use of a phone card or money.

Service Telelphone
Police (Carabineri) 112
General Emergency (Soccorso pubblico di emergenza) 113
Fire brigade (Vigili del fuoco) 115
Forest Fire (Incendio boschivo) 1515
Car Breakdown Assistance (Socorso Stradali) 116
Ambulance/Medical Emergencies (Emergenza sanitaria) 118
Pan-European Emergencies 112

There are emergency telephones every two kilometres on the motorway (autostrada) that connect directly to the ACI (the Italian Automobile Club).

European SOS 112

The number 112 can be dialled to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police - from anywhere in Europe. The operator connects the caller with the required emergency service. This Pan-European emergency number 112 can be called from any telephone (landline, pay phone or mobile cellular phone). Calls are free. It can be used for any life-threatening situation, including:

  • Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure)

  • Any type of fire (house, car)

  • Life-threatening situations (crimes)

  • Information on the 112 number from the European Commission website

Other Useful Numbers

Service Telephone
Child abuse helpline Tel: 19696
Womens abuse prevention Tel: 800 001 122
Directory Enquiries (Informazioni elenco abbonati) Tel: 12
International Operator (English speaking)
(Informazione internazionali)
Tel: 170
Free call numbers (Numeri Verdi) prefix prefix 147 or 800

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