refueling in Italy
How to fuel your car in Italy
Refuel in Italy is not the same as in Germany, Austria or other countries of the EU.
We'll tell you in which petrol stations you can refueling you car cheap in Italy.
In addition for the fuel types there are used other names for diesel, gasoline, liquid gas, ... in Italian.
Outside of the Italian motorway network “Autostrada Italia” many petrol stations in Italy are not staffed 24 hours.
So for emergencies you should know how works an Italian self-service petrol pump - which is from my personal experience not easy at the first time.
Petrol stations Italy fuel types: gasoline and diesel in Italy
= Diesel in Italy, diesel Italy
= Diesel with additives for clean injection system and emission reduction
Benzina, Senza piombo
= Petrol in Italy, premium gasoline with octane number 95 without lead = "Senza Pb" (Pb = piombo)
= Petrol with a higher octane number 98, almost sulfur-free, gasoline Italy
On the website www.prezzibenzina.it you find the price of all petrol stations in Italy and thus you can find the best price for gasoline and diesel in Italy.
LPG = GPL = Liquid gas in Italian
In Italy liquid propane is called G.P.L. (Gas di petrolio liquefatto).
In German the liquid gas is also called LPG (liquefied petroleum gas or low pressure gas), but in Italy it is usual to call it GPL.
LPG / GPL stations Italy
In Italy it is already possible to refuel liquid gas tanks at many auto gas filling stations.
Details: see below “Agip petrol stations network Italy”
Cheap refueling in Italy: fuel prices in Italy
If you are traveling on the motorway in Italy and you are looking for the cheapest petrol stations, then you can find the prices for gasoline and diesel on the website of Autostrade per l'Italia:
Motorway service station network Italy
In the chapter "Prezzi Carburanti e servizi offerti" you can find online the current fuel prices on Italy's motorways.
"I prezzi più convenienti" shows the top 3 petrol stations in Italy with the cheapest diesel or petrol price.
On the Italy map you can choose the province or city in Italy to which you want to know the current fuel prices “Prezzi Carburanti”.
Agip petrol stations Italy: ENI station finder
On the website of ENI (see http://travel.eni.com) you can use the “ENI station finder” to show you all Agip petrol stations in Italy:
|Point of sale petrol station network Agip Italy||Fuel type|
|Standard + BluDiesel (Diesel Tech)||standard and special diesel|
|Super 95, BluSuper||Petrol 95 / 98 octane|
Tank you car cheap in Italy: self-service petrol pumps
In general the fuel prices in Italy are higher than in Austria or Germany.
The Italian Petroleum and Energy company ENI / AGIP has a big network of service stations (about 4.400 Agip petrol stations in Italy)
If you use the self-service "FAI DA TE" you can save about 10 cents per liter when refueling. We will show you, how it works:
Self-service petrol pumps in Italy – how you can refuel your car in Italy
- Get in line for a self-service pump of a petrol station in Italy
- Stop in front of a gas pump with green light which means "in operation"
- Open the fuel cap and remember the number of the pump
- Go to the "FAI DA TE" automatic terminal (usually in the middle of the pumps)
- Make sure that the machine is ready: on the display you should read "Inserire bancnote" (= insert banknotes)
- Insert banknotes (only 5, 10, 50 EUR are accepted but not coins)
- The credit will be shown on the display
- Press the button "Richiesta Ricevuta" if you need the bill (otherwise after refueling there is no way to receive any bill!)
- Select the number of the pump – for example press the button for “pump 3”
- Pull out the desired nozzle (petrol, diesel, ...) and start refueling the car - the pump stops automatically when the credit is finished
- Finished - with the Self-Service you have saved about 10 cents / liter
Attention: Do not insert too much money, because no remaining money can be returned! And often you do not receive any bill! Credit cards and debit cards are often NOT accepted and the terminals will spit them out in a wide arc.
Gasoline prices motorway Italy: refuel cheap in Italy
If you drive on the motorway from Germany, Switzerland or Austria to Italy, then you can find in the chapter petrol prices in Italy and diesel prices in Italy our recommendations how to save money while refueling in Italy.
INSIDER TIPS ITALY wish you a good trip and enjoy cheap refueling in Italy!
Italy fuel prices - more information
Here you can find further information regarding current petrol and diesel prices in Italy and how to refuel the car in Italy: