Driving in Italy is very easy compared to the USA. Slow drivers keep to the right on the Autostrada, with the left lane reserved for fast traffic. Unlike the USA, nobody passes on the right. Road quality is very good. If you like to drive, rent a car, and enjoy the independence. Some say why drive if there is public transportation, but for those who love independent travel, and love driving, the answer is why take public transportation if you can drive?
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