I love all things Italian, the language, the food, the culture, the art, the people and the passion with which they approach life. Italy isn't perfect but where is? So with this in mind I decided to do something that I'd always wanted to do, take a driving holiday around Italy.You can visit http://www.traveloveitaly.com/ to know more about driving holiday in Italy.
I booked my flights, car and accommodation on the internet and bought myself a learn Italian CD for me to listen too in my car at home for the four weeks before I went. Although I knew the very basics of the Italian language I didn't want to find myself high and dry in Italy if a disaster befell me. I soon realized that I'd need a book or two to help me with my learning.
I landed in Milan Malpensa, a lovely airport if not a little large and confusing. Trying to find the car hire depot was interesting.
With all the paperwork for the car completed it was time to confront the Milanese traffic systems which is basically nose to bumper traffic. The horror stories of Italian driving had been ringing in my ears for the past few weeks so I sent off not knowing to expect.
As it turned out there was nothing at all to worry about, other than the traffic, which was no better or worse than the traffic in any major European city the driving was fine.