you hit the road, remember that Italians drive defensively,
with one eye on the road and the other on the cars and mopeds
around them. Kids on mopeds can and will do just about anything,
so don't let the unexpected surprise you. Practical
advice on how to drive safely on the motorway.
Always use turn signals, because the drivers behind you will give
you the right of way if you do.
Remember that the person coming from the right has the right of
way, unless he or she has a stop sign or yield (an inverted triangle
with a red border and a white center) and you do not.
This works the other way as well; if you are coming from the right
and don't have a stop sign or yield you have the right of way
and people will expect you to take it -- if you do not, you may
confuse those around you.
The final thing about driving that you have to remember is
that people do not pass on the right on the highway. Always
pull into the left lane (glance in the mirror first) lest
the person you're coming up on swerve into your lane to give
you room. See
Rules of the Road & More Helpful Suggestions
Renting a car
in a foreign land may seem a little scary, but it can also allow
unparalleled freedom in your trip. Trains move from A to B, but
a car lets you see (and dawdle around in) the smaller villages
and towns of Italy. And if you plan on renting a villa, renting
a car is almost a must.
motorway website Plan your journey Official site of Italian
Motorways company. Interactive maps, motorway network, tolls
and non-stop reports about traffic situation. real
time traffic updates motorway webcams. Real time traffic congestion