The Italian Identification number (“codice fiscale”) is a card with a personal code that identifies each person within the Italian State. It can be issued by the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Authority. It can also be issued directly by the Italian Revenue Agency ("Agenzia delle Entrate") in Messina. This identification number is necessary to open a bank account, buy an Italian sim card or rent a flat.
Information on how to obtain it can be found at: