Driving in Italy


We have put together some information that you might find useful while driving in Italy.

Car safety equipment

  • First aid kit
  • Warning triangle
  • Reflective vest
  • Headlamp Beam Deflectors
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Spare Bulbs
  • Torch

Click HERE for some useful Amazon links for all the above items.


A parking disk must be displayed in the blue zones in towns

Winter Equipment

There is no overall rule in Italy for winter equipment. However, in some areas, snow chains and winter tyres are required during the period from 15th November till 15th April.

Mobile Phones

The use of hand-held mobile phones whilst driving is prohibited except where they are fitted with hands free systems.

Speed Camera Detectors

Radar and laser speed camera detection in Italy is illegal and you will be fined for using a speed camera detection device. You may however use GPS devices that warn you of speed cameras in Italy.


Most motorways (autostrada) require the payment of a toll, payable in cash or by “Viacard” obtainable from tollbooths.

Viacards can be used in automatic and manual booths and must be bought with cash.

Speed Limits

Click HERE to check on the speed limits for this country.

Emergency Services Number

Emergency Services Number in Germany is 112.


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