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Driving in Italy

A Motorists' guide to driving in Italy

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Capital: Rome
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro
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Italy is surrounded by the Adriatic, Lingurian, Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas and as such has got more than 8000km of coastline. About three quarters of the inland area is mountainous (the Alps on the Northern border, the Apennines run over a distance of 1350km from north to south). About five per cent of the country is covered by National Parks and there are over 400 nature reserves and wetlands.

Driving distance map of Italy
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Driving in Italy

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 110 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Useful phone numbers in Italy

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Ambulance 118, fire brigade 115, police 112/113

Some useful phrases

Useful Phrases

buongiorno (hello), grazie (thanks), mi scuzi (excuse me), quanta costa? (how much is it?), sta scherzando! (you’re joking!)

Places to drive to in Italy

The Stelvio Pass

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