You have to make a payment to Eire in euros can you just write a cheque out from your account in euros?
No, it is not possible. In order to open a joint account all the parties involved will have to visit the bank in person to open the account. You can open a single-holding account now and then, when your partner returns back home, you can add them as a joint holder of the account at a later point in time.
Can you open a B of A account in Florence Italy to receive money from the usa and convert your money to Euro?
I'm not sure what you mean by B of A account. Bank of America? If so, no you cannot. There are many banks to choose from in Italy and you could open a bank with any of them. There are international banks such as Deutche Bank, Credit Suisse, Woolrich, ING direct, etc as well as a range of Italian Banks. If you are in Italy legally with a permit of stay, you may open an…
To open an ing direct account, access the site and click on "Open An Account". This will take you to another page. This page lists the different types of accounts available and from there you choose the one you would like. There will be step by step instructions on how to open the account from then on.