MOTORWAYS AND ROADS IN ITALY:

As in the rest of continental Europe, vehicles travel on the right and overtake on the left. Italy uses international road signs.

MOTORWAYS signs are indicated by the letter A (autostrada) followed by a number written in white on a green background. They are subject to tolls, except south of Salerno and Bari.

A ROADS signs are indicated by the letters SS (strada statale) followed by a number written in white on a blue background.

B ROADS signs are indicated by the letters SP (strada provinciale) followed by a number written in white on a blue background.

RING ROAD = Tangenziale

SPEED LIMIT IN THE EU

Standard legal limits, which may be varied by signs, for private vehicles without trailers:

  • In built-up areas 50 km/h (31 mph);
  • Outside built-up areas 90km/h (55 mph) on ordinary roads;
  • 110 km/h (68 mph) on dual carriageways;
  • 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways.

NOTE: In wet weather, lower speed limits of 55 mph (90 km/h) apply on dual carriageways and 68 mph (110 km/h) on motorways. Restrictions apply if vehicles are using spiked tyres. Speed limits for caravans and campers are lower.

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR EU CITIZENS:

  • Valid  passport;
  • Valid full driving license (not provisional). All valid driving licenses should be accepted , however if you have the older license, you are strongly recommended to have it updated to a photo card license for travel.

Minimum age at which a  licence holder may drive temporarily import car and/or motorcycle (over 125cc or with passenger) is 18.

  • The original vehicle registration document. If the car is borrowed, this document is required along with a letter of authority from the vehicle’s owner.
  • Motor insurance – third-party compulsory. Check with your insurance company if it is valid in the other EU Countries
  • A clearly displayed  sticker showing the Country where the vehicle is registered GB for UK , FR for France, D for Germany etc.

 

For more information, please follow this link to our “Travel to Italy by car” page.