Sunday, November 14, 2010
Baby You Can Drive My Car
I remember being in Naples once when I was still a student, before I realized what was happening to me, and I took a taxi from the train station. I remember being stopped at a red light and there was a cop in front of us and the cabbie was honking his horn at the cop to go through the red light! Well, there was nobody coming from the opposite direction, I mean really. Road signs, stoplights, street indicators, they’re more like suggestions around here. And if you actually do follow the road rules, you will be honked at and tailgated until eternity, oh and AS SOON AS the light turns green if your foot is not already on the gas they will be honking at you to move! Oh yeah, hands are flying words are cursing. It gets pretty nasty out there.
Also please remember that you are on vacation, they are not. There will be traffic, parking is not easy to find and parking garages are very expensive and there are also cameras set up throughout the city that will automatically ticket any vehicles that pass though the limited traffic zone without a permit. Not to mention that most of the streets are one way and it can be incredibly difficult to maneuver your way down these tiny little streets.
trenitalia for timetables.
And here’s a little something to make you laugh. Take a look at this little video made by a few Italians themselves and this should really explain everything.
Do you have a story about driving in Italy? Tell me about it in the comments section below.