We have long been renting cars for our Italian holidays, and every time wondered at how the speed limits seem to not really be followed by anyone.
I have, countless times, been in areas with a posted speed limit of, say, 50 kph, and I was literally the only one driving at that speed, while all other cars were overtaking us (often also honks/light-flashes/gestures). Many times, those 50kph areas were straight portions of clearly out-of-town and non-residential roads, and I would have felt it 100% safe&reasonable to accelerate to at least 70kph. However, I have already received a speeding ticket from one of those holidays, and would rather not take my chances.
I am just wondering which one of these scenarios most likely explains the fact that almost no-one else on the road has the same "fear" as me:
1) Italian drivers have speed camera detectors and thus only follow the limit when they "need to"
2) They just prefer to get there faster even if it means paying regular speeding tickets, and/or know that most "Controllo elettronico della velocita" signs are bluffs
3) They actually do get speeding tickets, but ignore them, presumably with little legal consequence (some Italian friends have suggested this)
Any informed suggestions as to what might be going on are appreciated, thanks in advance :)
I am planning a dinner at a restaurant in City Center Firenze with a group of friends on June 24. Some people have written back saying that June 24 is Saint Giovanni Day in Firenze. Is there anything I should know about that day in Firenze? Would it be a problem to go into City Center that evening?
Thank you in advance.
Is it easier and quicker to reach Bellagio via train to Como and bus to Bellagio, how often and how late do the buses run? Or go to Milano Centrale change for Varenna and then the ferry. Arriving at 6 o'clock on a Friday evening and going by the timetables we wont be reaching Bellagio till about 10 o'clock.
Hello. I have family in Ventiimiglia and family in Oppido Mamertina. I want to fly into Nice, France late June, to see my family in Ventimiglia. Then I want to go to from there to Reggio first week of July for la festa in Oppido Mamertina.
I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to get from Ventimiglia to Reggio. Flights are really expensive. I was thinking train but will probably lose an entire day and not sure if that will cost any less.
Any advice? Thanks in advance!
I will be landing to Olbia tomorrow at 21:45. It is a sunday and I noticed that there will be no busses at that time. Is there any other way for me to get to STG tomorrow that does not cost me a fortune? Btw, I do not have a diriving licence.. :/
Thanks in advance, pinar-
Staying at Hotel Albergo La Verna departing June 1 around 9am and need to get to Firenze Stazione (Florence) .
Can I get a taxis with reasonable fare from the hotel ? How much is it for two passengers with medium bags? Is there a contact phone no. to confirm?
am looking for the name of a store where i purchased something last week. was on the main street where all the shops are. past church, another little plaza was enclosed on the right side. there were some inside shops. am looking for one in particular called i believe "abliagmento almalfi" Not sure about name. burgundy shopping bag. sells jeans, calvin klein clothes both for men and women. Hope you can help me out
I have a great website to rent an apartment but have no idea what area that would be safe and convenient to sight seeing and public transportation. Would so appreciate your help! Here are my choices:
53 Centro Direzionale
176 Centro Storico
51 Città Studi
27 Porta Romana
35 Porta Vittoria
121 Zona 2
130 Zona 3
93 Zona 4
102 Zona 5
143 Zona 6
66 Zona 7
85 Zona 8
112 Zona 9
We are arriving on a train into Venezia Mestre which arrives at 3.00am, and want to get to a hotel close to Venezia Saint Lucia. But Saint Lucia is closed at night so can't use the shuttle service between the two stations. Any suggestions on how we can get there at night.
We will be staying in Sirmione for 4 nights in October and plan on taking the train from Rome to Brescia or Verona and then have a transfer from there to the hotel. What would be the other options to reach Sirmione? Thanks in advance
From Ronchi Airport how would I get to a Villa Manin concert? Then after the concert...around midnight, how would I get back to Ronchi Airport?
I have looked on the train web site...not clear... I have looked on the bus web site....still not clear and in Italian?..
We need to get from Sulmona to Roccacaramanico for a day trip. I believe there is one bus a day (ARPA) that travels from Sulmona to Caramanica Terme and from there we would need to get a taxi. Timewise, this is not so great for us. Does anybody know of a private driver that could take me and my travel companion there and back for a set fee???
Come fare se si arriva in serata con i trasporti interni ?
Dunque arrivare a Napoli verso le ore 21 e andare con un autobus/treno fino a Melfi ? c'è un servizio di notte ? grazie
Hello. We fly into Milan at the end of June & have 10 days before we plan to take the train to Switzerland for the Montreux jazz festival. We have no experience of Italy apart from previous visits to Venice & Rome. Could you please suggest a tour that would be possible by train and bus that would finish somewhere where we can take the train (or bus) to Switzerland. San Marino is a possibility on our 'wish list'! But mostly we would love to explore the countryside and less touristy villages and small towns if that is possible by public transport. Or would it be cheaper to hire a car? How easy would it be to travel and find reasonably priced accommodation spontaneously rather than booking in advance? Many thanks in advance.
Hi, Girlfriend and I are at a wedding on Laga d' Orta in August, staying at camping cusio I am looking for a restauruant that is ideal to propose to the girlfriend in and that I can can the restaurant involved (maybe bring the ring out in a glass etc). However, I don't really want anywhere where other members of the wedding party may go that night. Can anyone recommend a good place with contact details? Thanks Darren
we are coming to northern Italy in our small campervan, at the beginning of august, and wondered if anyone knew of any possible quiet spots suitable for wild camping... we are travelling from UK, through Germany and Switzerland before arriving in Italy. We shall have our canoe too, so somewhere near a lake would be good thanks
Does anyone know where i can rent a small boat in or around Lago d'Orta. I would like to be able to keep it for around a week. It does not have to be anything at all fancy, a little rowing boat would do. I would be grateful to receive any suggustions. Thank you for your help Regards Anna
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