May 30, 2015 - 7:02 PM
in reply to Fognorth
No data on Italy, and no recent data from Switzerland, but it used to be that the Swiss ATM and banks were all regulated on what conversion rates they could use. So, I always change my USD to CHF after I arrive, because the exchange rates are highway robbery at Travelex in the USA.
So, at first thought, I'd get my Euros in Switzerland if I were converting from CHF.
But,the second thought adds a puzzle.
If the funds have to go through a double conversion - that is, a first conversion to CHF from ( for example) USD or GBP. then a second conversion from CHF to Euros, before they spit out the money, that would be a double hit.
I don't know how to find out ahead of time. If you do, please post.