To open a bank account you must be eighteen years of age, be in possession of a valid identity document and the tax ID number and have not had any convictions for bankruptcy.
Foreign nationals must declare if they are living in Italy when the account is opened. Foreign nationals are qualified as residents if they have their habitual residence or domicile in Italy or are enrolled in the registry of the Municipality of residence for at least 183 days a year.
The terms and conditions relating to the bank account vary from bank to bank: in most cases a card (debit card) and a checkbook are issued. In some banks a small deposit of money may be required to open the account.
In any case it is advisable to contact the banks directly to acquire the necessary information, considering that each institute can offer different solutions.