What to pay attention to while driving in Italy
The speed limit in Italy is 50 km/h in towns, 90 km/h in cities, 110 km/h on expressways and 130 km/h on highways.
The blood alcohol limit is 0.5. Drivers who have had their licence for less than three years are absolutely forbidden to drink.
Out of town, you must also drive with dipped headlights or daytime running lights during the day.
Talking on the phone at the wheel is a no-go, unless you use a hands-free system.
Children under 12 years of age or smaller than 150 cm must ride in an appropriate child seat.
When looking for parking spaces, you must pay attention to the markings on the ground: white lines indicate free spaces, yellow lines indicate reserved spaces, and blue lines indicate parking spaces for which you must purchase a parking ticket.
When wintering in Italy with a motorhome, be aware that winter tyres are compulsory on many roads. The regulations vary depending on the municipality, road and weather conditions. Find out in advance, when you have arranged your route through Italy, if and where you need winter tyres.
Italy is quite strict about fines and violations and they can be expensive. However, if you pay your fine within 5 days, you can sometimes get a 30% discount.