A modern, efficient network of operating stations of the various law enforcement forces and emergency centres links up all the police forces, bodies and agencies into a single system, to answer emergency calls made anywhere in Italy. Access to this network is quick and easy. Just call the national emergency numbers, which any Italian citizen knows, and which are very easy to remember.
This is the national helpline for all emergencies, to report robberies, thefts or assaults, accidents and also health emergencies. This number corresponds to the network of State Police operating centres and it is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dial 112 to access the Carabinieri police headquarters. Since 1991, the European Union introduced 112 as the only emergency number for all member states, with the very aim of facilitating tourists and foreign citizens in general in their movements within the continent. For this very reason, a foreign language response service is also available if you dial this number.
In the event of fire, smoke or gas leaks, you can also make a direct call to the Fire Brigade, which is present all over Italy and also provides rapid response in the event of earthquakes or other disasters.
If you call this number from anywhere in Italy (including the islands), you can contact the healthcare and ambulance network for transport to the nearest hospital or health facility. A helicopter ambulance service is also available to get to more remote or inaccessible locations.
This is the number to dial for roadside assistance, if your engine breaks down or in the event of another problem with your car that prevents you from travelling. When you dial this number, a distress call will be routed to the nearest ACI (the Italian Automobile Association) office, who will send out mechanics to repair or if necessary tow your car. The service is available 24 hours a day, but it is not free of charge, although ACI members are entitled to large discounts.
This is the number to dial for the State Forestry Corps environmental emergencies. It is available 24 hours a day throughout the year. The Forestry corps is in charge of safeguarding the environmental and landscape heritage and, in particular, of forest fires, a constant emergency especially during the summer months.
If your pleasure boat breaks down or if you are in an emergency situation in Italian waters, you can contact the national coastguards directly on this number.
GLI AMICI DEL CUORE
Via degli Aranci, 31/I - Sorrento
Tel. +39 081 3622147
CASA DEL CANE TASSO
Via degli Aranci, 9 - Sorrento
Tel. +39 081 8073845
AMICI CON LA CODA
Via M.Castellano, 5 - Sant'Agnello
Tel. +39 081 8073255