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Understanding Italian Road Signs: Helpful

Cristina Fassio



Attraversamento pedonale

Pedestrian crossing


School bus stop


Emergency phone box

Sottopassaggio pedonale

Underground passageway

Strada senza uscita

Dead end street

Preavviso di strada senza uscita

Upcoming dead end street on the left



Velocit consigliata

Recommended speed

Fine velocit consigliata

End of recommended speed

Area pedonale

Pedestrian zone

Fine area pedonale

End of pedestrian zone

Zona a traffico limitato (ZTL)

Limited traffic area, only listed vehicles may enter

Fine zona a traffico limitato (ZTL)

End of limited traffic area

Zona a velocit limitata

Limited speed zone

Fine zona a velocit limitata

End of limited speed zone

Strada riservata ai veicoli a motore

Motorized vehicles only

Attraversamento ciclabile

Bicycle crossing





Zona residenziale

Residential zone

Preavviso di inizio autostrada (colore di fondo verde) o strada extraurbana (colore di fondo blu)

Upcoming freeway (green background) or highway (blue background) start.

Inizio autostrada (colore di fondo verde) o strada extraurbana (colore di fondo blu)

Begin freeway (green background) or highway (blue background)

Fine autostrada (colore di fondo verde) o Fine strada extraurbana (colore di fondo blu)

End freeway (green background) or highway (blue background)

Senso unico parallelo

One way in direction of arrow

Senso unico frotale

One way ahead

Preavviso deviazione consigliata autocarri in transito

Upcoming detour for trucks

Deviazione consigliata autocarri in transito

Detour for trucks

Limiti di velocit generali

General speed limits (listed)

Pronto soccorso

Emergency room

Assistenza meccanica





Gas station

Fermata autobus

Bus stop


Tourist information



Parcheggio di scambio con metropolitane od altri servizi extraurbani su rotaia

Park and ride (on train or cable cars)



Cristina lives in Vagliagli, Siena, Italy and keeps busy with her website Expats in Italy (expatsinitaly.com) and her relocation business.

© Cristina Fassio, 2002

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