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Useful Driving Information

Driving from the UK and Ireland

Please be aware that there are tolls on French, Swiss, German and Italian motorways. You will need the following for driving in Italy: Your international driving licence or a valid national one (if photocard licence and paper parts) GB (or ...

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Road Rules

Below are some basic road rules whilst driving in Italy. Drive on the right and overtake on the left. At roundabouts the traffic from the right has the right of way. Seat belts are compulsory in the front and back. ...

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Parking

Park in spaces provided to avoid fines. You can park without any time limits/payment on the white lined bays.  Blue lined parking bays mean that they are fee based and you should obtain a ticket from the parking meter. The ...

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Service Stations

Service Stations keep the same hours as shops. Many of them close for approximately 3 hours over the lunch period. On the main roads there are plenty of 24-hour stations with self-service dispensers that accept euro notes and the majority ...

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Road Signs

Signposting on main and rural roads is quite good, but from our own experience of driving in Italy can sometimes be quite confusing. Autostrada (the motorway), look for green signs. They will show the town names for the destination of ...

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Snow Chains Information

When travelling to European mountainous regions in winter, ensure that you have a set of approved snow chains in your car.  This is compulsory and you can be heavily fined if you are stopped by the police and do not ...

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Motorways

The Autostrada (motorway) system is operated by a private company and you pay tolls to use it. On some parts of the Autostrada you get a ticket when you enter and pay when you exit (you pay for the distance ...

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