Special characters

Hello,
Do you know how I to type special characters (accented letters) using the Smart Keyboard. I have the Italian version, but I think there won’t be much difference.
Thank you,

This?

gist.github.com/essandess/55a4d … 02a601e166

Though Apple says…

support.apple.com/en-gb/ht205237

Thank you! At last I understood how to call the screen keyboard… I tried and searched far and wide.