Check your directions and the map prior to setting out on your trip, and, use a passenger in the car as a navigator to assist you or a navigation system. On country roads, you will find that slower moving trucks frequently impede the flow of traffic. Exercise due caution as you try to get around these trucks. Clients are advised to respect speed limits, particularly in and near towns and villages, as local authorities have been installing speed cameras in the last several years. In built up areas, the speed limit, unless otherwise posted, is 70/50/40 kilometers per hour.
On the motorway (autostrada) the speed limit is 130 km per hour.
On the highway (superstrada) instead it’s 110 km/90 km per hour.
Drivers also should pay particular attention to road signs in urban areas. Many cities and towns have restricted areas in their centers where driving is authorized only to local inhabitants or to individuals destined for a hotel in the restricted zone. Drivers should pay careful attention to posted signs and be careful not to enter zones of limited traffic, which are marked by signs “ZTL”, since in some cities and towns there are cameras in place that catch violators.
For any details about driving in Italy we recommend to visit the link of ACI (Automobile Club of Italy), where you can find all the rules to drive in Italy (english version):
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