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No Parking Signs in Italy

Pauline Kenny

Watch out for the various No Parking signs. This one says "No Parking - Driveway".

If where you are parking is not a marked parking space, look around carefully to be sure it is a legal spot.

Parking Tickets

In our endless effort to do thorough research for this web site, we got a parking ticket! We parked in a parking lot on the edge of a Chianti town. The parking lot was just a field with trees; no lines showing parking spaces. We parked in what looked like a space but was actually an exit. If we had looked carefully, we would have seen that past the spot where we parked there was a lane to the road. When we returned to our car, after a very nice lunch, there were three policemen gathered around the car, writing the ticket. We tried, unsuccessfully, to talk our way out of it.

Parking tickets can be paid at any post office. You hand in the ticket and the payment, they give you a receipt. Our ticket was 60,600 lire - about $30.

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