Italy traffic can be crazy to be sure, and I never thought I’d drive in Italy, but I have and somehow lived to tell about it.
You can read about some of my experiences in my older blog posts if you are interested.
Although there are rules of the road, such as no cell phone use while driving, and hefty fines to be paid when you don’t follow them, Italy drivers also have their own unwritten rules that seem to work for them. Can you say “Everyone just go at once?” LOL
These photos give you the idea when there are multiple lines (if you can call these disorganized groupings of cars lines) of traffic that seems to converge into a narrow space.
I must say the drivers in Messina are some of the worst. They park their vehicles anywhere, including the driving lanes and crosswalks Click To Tweet
Remarkably no accidents occur. Every time I have visited Italy, seven times now, I have rarely heard the shrieking siren of an ambulance. However take a look at the cars and you will see numerous dings and dents in almost all of them.
Positano is really more a pedestrian place, so to drive on these narrow winding streets you have to be experienced. I would not be one to try it. Drive Amalfi works for me!
The roads are for cars, Vespas, and pedestrians..Anything goes!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on driving in Italy. Please leave a comment.
Grazie and Ciao.