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    Driving Information Italy

    Driving Licence Requirements

    To hire a car in Italy, you must be at least 18 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. An International Drivers License is highly recommended.

    Age Restrictions

    The minimum Italy age restriction is 18 years old (age may vary by car category) and you must have held your license for 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Please check the Terms & Conditions when making your boking for Rome.

    Driving Distances

    • Bari to Brindisi - 116kms (1hour/30mins)

    • Bologna to Venice - 159kms (2hours)

    • Milan to Turin - 141kms (1hour/40mins)

    • Naples to Rome - 227kms (2hours/20mins)

    • Rimini to Pisa - 300kms (3hours)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Italy driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Italy is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Italy are mandatory.

    • The use of radar detectors is prohibited.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driving licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Lights must be used in tunnels.

    • Petrol stations in Italy are open from 7.00am to 12.30pm and from 3.30 to 7.00pm. Most stations are closed on Sundays. There are 24-hour stations along the highways.


    The 'autostrade' is Italy's toll super highway and toll cards can be purchased at banks or at Automoblie Club d'Italia (ACI) offices.

    Parking Information

    Street parking is confined to the right side of the street. In blue zones, a Italy parking disk, obtained at tourist offices, ACI offices or gas stations must be displayed on the dashboard. Parking in this zone is limited to one hour.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way rentals are free of charge with some restrictions. There are fees for international one-way rentals and not all vehicles are allowed. If you plan to drive with a Italy car hire you can pick it up in one location and return it to another location but there are some restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier.

    Whether you are driving to Pisa, or other great cities in Italy, it is important that you have looked through some of Italy's road rules and regulations about driving a car to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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