Road Signs in Italy
Signposts are essential on the roads, especially when driving in a country other than what we are used to. Italian roads are generally well signposted, the asphalt is extremely well maintained and presents no major problems for those driving there. Of course, it’s not always a bed of roses, you can find some poorly maintained roads, but it’s rare, okay? If you are planning to drive, be sure to read this post about traffic signs in Italy. Let’s go to our post of the day: Road Signs in Italy. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
1) Road Signs in Italy – IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS
Before talking about signposts in Italy it is important to gather a few important items for your trip. Read carefully the items below and see if everything is in order for you to drive outside your country responsibly and safely;)
International Driving Permit – I D P
If you intend to drive in Italy it is essential to carry the International Driving License, the famous IDP (International Driving Permit), of course accompanied by the driver’s license and your passport (all documents must be within the validity period) or the driver’s license from your country of residence with Sworn Translation. Remember that the laws in Italy are strict and are for everyone: tourists and locals. Read our special Post made for IDP – International Driving Permit, and learn how to get yours.
Renting a Car in Italy
My advice for those who are going to rent a car on Italian soil is: respect the signs, permitted speeds and always be equipped with the documents we have just mentioned. Another important thing to do is even before you travel, make a plan, a complete itinerary with the car, so you will feel safer to drive in Italy. See here in our section Examples of Itineraries with the car. Build your itinerary here on our blog;) we have lots of information and tips for you. Also find out how much it costs to travel by car in Italy.
Traveling by car in Italy
How about if I give you a rental car option? Are you ready for it? If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Your Travel to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.
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2) Road Signs in Italy – COMPLETE DOCUMENT WITH SIGNPOSTS
There are six main categories of colors. As in other countries in the world, each color is specific to certain categories; this post would be very long and, therefore, I created a document that has more than 13 pages with photos and explanations about the main signposts in Italy. Just click on the link below and save to your phone or print and take it for your trip. So you can make your trip safer knowing all the signs.
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT HERE THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT I CREATED FOR YOU WITH THE MAIN ITALIAN SIGNAL PLATES, AND TAKE IT FOR YOUR JOURNEY!
3) Road Signs in Italy – LIMITED TRAFFIC ZONES
What is a ZTL sign? It is an abbreviation of Zona a Traffico Limitato (Limited Traffic Zone), normally established in areas of the Historic Center of many Italian cities, with the purpose of protecting the historical and archaeological heritage of the city, protecting the quality of life of the neighborhoods and encouraging the use of public transport in order to reduce environmental and acoustic pollution in the area. To learn more read our special Post on How ZTL in Italy Work? and learn how not to get a fine in Italy.
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Traffic signs in Italy. By following the basic rules and knowing at least the basics of signage, you will have no problem with Italian road law. And if you feel insecure, have no time, and need help to organize your trip, don’t hesitate to contact me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy come true. And how can I do that? Keep reading this post until the end and you will understand how we make your life and your trip much easier. 🙂
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