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Driving in Italy
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To drive in Italy there are some important things to remember;
When driving in Italy you must always carry these documents:
Driving License
Car registration document/log book
(this should be provided with hired all cars)
Car insurance (this should be provided with all hired cars)
Other Italian Laws
Autostrade Speed Limit 130 km - Motorways with green coloured signs - Toll roads
Super Strade Speed Limit varies/usually 90 km - dual carriageways with blue signs - Free
You must carry identification documents at all times (passport).
Make sure to carry any purchase receipts for at least 20 meters from point of purchase, in case of financial police spot checks.
In vehicles, when you park you must turn the visible clock on the windshield to the time parked. If you do not you may receive a parking ticket.

Check List if you are using your own car or a hired car from another country
Before setting out on your trip to Tuscany with your own car we suggest the following checklist.
1 Check insurance cover - make sure you know what to do in the event of an accident.
2 Breakdown insurance - check you are fully covered for breakdown insurance even if your car is new! 
3 Car Service - check that your car has been fully serviced including tyres and breaks one week before you travel.
4 There are main dealers for most of the major car companies here in Tuscany should problems arise while you are here; don't forget your dealers guide.
5 If you have a car hired in another country check that you can take it across borders

Italian Motorways
There are 24 hour Petrol Stations along the Motorways, you should try and fill up before leaving the motorway, fuel is sometimes difficult to find in the countryside and more expensive. Tolls can be paid for by Credit Card in Italy, this is often easier on long journeys.
For the latest traffic information on Italian Motorways, petrol stations and for a toll calculator www.autostrade.it (English version available)

By road from Germany
By road from Germany
From the South of Munich take A8
Then take A12 direction Innsbruck
Take A13 to Brenner
Pass Bolzano, Mantova, to Mòdena.
Take A1 motorway direction Bologna
Pass Bologna direction Firenza
Follow your local directions from here.
You can also find more information and a route planner at www.theaa.co.uk or www.michelin.co.uk
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Premier Class Motels - 00 33 148 65 37 46
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