Driving in a foreign country can be one of the best ways to see the surroundings like a local and visit places that aren’t part of the main tourist thoroughfares, but renting a car can come with a host of headaches, from insurance to traffic rules to following directions and potentially getting lost in a new place. Specifically, renting a car in Italy holds its own challenges. Here are a few unwritten rules for ruling the road all over Italia.
Swipe at tolls. In Italy, tolls accept credit cards so using plastic when passing through is a convenient allowance. However, broken machines are not uncommon, so it’s wise to have cash on hand in case of any malfunctioning machines.
Stay out of the left lane … unless you are passing another car. In Italy, the left lane is reserved for passers only, so keep to the right for the majority of your journey.
Read up on ZTLs. These “Zona Traffico Limitado” areas are mostly located in larger cities like Rome and Florence, and they restrict the allowance of vehicles in certain city centers. A pass is required to drive through these areas, and drivers (usually local residents or commercial vehicle conductors) must possess a permit. Although there are no physical barriers preventing cars from driving into these areas, there are traffic cameras that can catch wayward vehicles.
Travel pros need an app like PackPoint. It’s an intelligent app packer that is way more than just a place to jot down supplies needed. This app is a huge step up for those that rely on their memory or pen and paper to help them remember everything to pack. It happens all the time when someone believes they packed enough, but it turns out they’re missing a few items and it’s almost always something that is impossible to go without. This app will help travelers cut down on their forgetfulness and aid in making a trip stress free.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
South America is a continent made for romance. As the birthplace of many seductive dances, this area knows how to show love and how to show it well. Newlyweds will love to take in the sights and culture of different places in South America while celebrating their love. Couples will enjoy being welcomed into the various countries by the friendly locals. There is a bevy of environments, including rainforests, beaches, deserts and even glaciers. South America offers a lot to a couple looking to bask in the afterglow of their wedding.
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Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.