Driving in Italy: The Italian Job

Driving in Italy: The Italian Job

Driving in Italy can often feel like a scene out of The Italian Job, whether you’re in the city or off the beaten path, but with a few tips, some Dutch courage, and bit of experience, you’ll be driving like an Italian in no time!

On a recent trip to the beautiful south of Italia, we decided to hire a car to have the freedom to go where we wanted, when we wanted, and for as long as we wanted – and apart from a few hair-raising moments around the Amalfi Coast, it was well worth it!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Driving | 2 Comments

Tips on driving Italian Autostrada or toll roads

Tips on driving Italian Autostrada or toll roads

[This is an excerpt from our Driving in Italy ebook, which you can download for free Click Here. A repeat client recently told me as we were planning their Italy trip, “We want to rent a car, but I didn’t enjoy driving Italian autostrada last time with the aggressive drivers that would come up inches from…

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Driving | 60 Comments

Tips for driving in the mountains in Italy

Tips for driving in the mountains in Italy

[Download our free Driving in Italy ebook by entering your email address here. Driving anywhere in Italy is not straightforward for many travelers, and there are many general things travelers to Italy need to know about driving. But travelers to the mountain areas? That can be a separate conversation. If I were brainstorming descriptive phrases about…

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Driving | 3 Comments

Driving in Italy? 10 Italy driving tips

[Download our free Driving in Italy ebook by entering your email address here. So you’ve given some thought on whether to rent a car in Italy, and decided to go for it. You’ll have more freedom, but I do think there are a few things you should know (in no particular order), as I shared…

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in Driving | 17 Comments

Renting a car in Italy: should you or shouldn’t you?

[This is an excerpt from our Driving in Italy ebook, which you can download for free here. Having a car on your Italian vacation can be an expensive hassle, or it can be a means to more independence and a way to get off the beaten track. But which is it? The answer is, it depends.…

Calculate the price of gas in Italy in 3 easy steps

[Download our free Driving in Italy ebook by entering your email address here. Three steps in order to calculate the price of gas in Italy? You might be thinking, can’t I just read what it says on the sign? Well, yes. And no. To understand how many dollars (or pounds, etc.) you’re actually spending, you’ll need…

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Driving | 2 Comments

How To Drive Like an Italian: 10 Italy driving tips

How To Drive Like an Italian: 10 Italy driving tips

[This is an excerpt from our ebook Driving in Italy. Download it for free, Click Here. Italians have a reputation for being crazy drivers, and sure, you may see some crazy drivers especially in cities. But I would argue that in general, Italians are some of the best drivers in the world. It’s a matter…

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009 in Driving, My Stories | 19 Comments

Driving in Italy: 5 Easy Ways to Get Italian ZTL Fines and How to Avoid One

This is an excerpt from our Driving in Italy ebook, which you can download for free by entering your email address Click Here. Anyone who is planning to drive in Italy needs to be aware of Limited Traffic Zones, or Zona Traffico Limitato in Italian, abbreviated to ZTL. Many historical centers of Italian cities have set up…

Posted by on Jun 24, 2009 in Driving | 6 Comments

Road Signs in Italy

[This is an excerpt from our Driving in Italy ebook, which you can download for free, Click Here. If your Italy itinerary includes driving in Italy, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with some key Italian road signs. Just like the language and the food, road signs in Italy will be foreign to you, but this is…

Posted by on Jun 11, 2009 in Driving | 2 Comments