travel Guide So there’s a congestion charge for Milan city centre. For further information see the Milan Municipality website. For further information, including exceptions, see the Rome Municipality website. Basically, the city authorities in Rome sometimes introduce traffic restrictions on specific days whereby vehicles with odd or even number plates are not allowed on the roads in the ‘fascia verde’ area, with an intention to reduce pollution. Now this country is an endless feast of experiences.

Slow down, sit back, tuck in that napkin and get ready to begin.

You go skiing in the Dolomites, or cycling in wine country, right?

Now look, the choice is dazzling and bewildering.

For instance, italy has introduced a law forcing skiers and snowboarders to carry tracking equipment if they go offpiste. As a rule of a thumb, follow all safety instructions meticulously given the dangers of avalanchesin there’re plans for snowboarders to be banned from certain slopes. For their full travel advice, visit Offpiste skiing is highly dangerous. Travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. Boundaries of historic centres are usually marked with the letters ZTL in grey on a light yellow background. You can buy a pass from most car hire companies, So if your hotel is in the centre of one of these cities. Make sure you do not pass this sign as your registration number will be caught on camera and you should be fined. Consequently, private and hire cars are not allowed to enter the historic centre of many Italian cities without an official pass. Anyways, if you are driving a vehicle that does not belong to you hereafter written permission from the registered owner can be required.

travel Guide You can drive in Italy with a UK driving licence, insurance and vehicle documents. Onthespot fines can be issued for minor traffic offences. Princes Street, London W1R 9AY. Address. You’d better contact the Italian State Tourist Board for advice on safety and weather conditions before you travel, if you are planning a skiing holiday. Telephone. Always lock your vehicle, never leave valuables on show and avoid leaving luggage in cars for any length of time. Remember, those in hire cars can sometimes be targeted by thieves, and robberies from cars was reported particularly in and around Rome, Milan and Pisa and on the road from Catania airport as well as at motorway service stations.

travel Guide Alcohol and drugs can make you less alert, less in control and less aware of your environment.

Know your limit, So if you are intending to drink.

Victims of spiked drinks are robbed and sometimes assaulted. Also, don’t leave food or drinks unattended at any time. Basically, drinks served in bars overseas are often stronger than those in the UK. Crime levels are generally low but there’re higher levels of petty crime in the big city centres, just like Rome. Be aware that thieves can use a lot of methods to distract you. For more information visit the Ministry of Transport website. That’s where it starts getting entertaining. Transport strikes are often called at short notice. That’s right! The machines are usually positioned at the entrance to platforms in railway stations, in the entrance hall to metro stations and on board that snake from sea level to terrifying precipices, to the blousy hillsides of Chianti, the riverine plain of the Po valley and the volcanic slopes of Etna, Italian wines are lovingly made to complement the ‘carefullysourced’ regional cuisine on your plate. More info is here: 100. Write wine is also designed to elevate your spirits, like the local art. Look around whatsoever the splendid palaces, paintings, churches and monuments and wonder at the centuries of hard graft and the unswerving devotion to traditional techniques and terroir. While rolling vineyards and urban landscapes harbouring more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on Earth, look, there’re sunny isles and electric blue surf, glacial lakes and fiery volcanoes.

In few places do history, art, fashion, food and la dolce vita intermingle so effortlessly.

Travelling around Italy remains one of those rare experiences in lifespan -like a perfect spring day or the power of first love -that can never be overrated.

Few places offer such variety and few visitors leave without a fervent desire to return. Needless to say, while Giotto, not content with Romans conquering hundreds of the known world, the Venetians dispatched Marco Polo to uncharted lands off the map, Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo ‘kickstarted’ the Renaissance in Western art and architecture. Of course the artistic and architectural treasures of Rome, Venice, Florence and Naples draw visitors to them like moths to a flame. Nonetheless, in 2015 there were 3430 road deaths in Italy. Eventually, this equates to 6 road deaths per 100000 of population and compares to the UK average of 8 road deaths per 100000 in 2015.

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