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Old May 11th, 2014, 11:07 AM   #7041
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Driving around the city center of Napoli. Confusing traffic for a northern European. Scooters flying by on all sides, cars stopping in the road, no road markings, poor pavement, etc.

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Old May 11th, 2014, 11:20 AM   #7042
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Old May 11th, 2014, 01:32 PM   #7043
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Driving around the city center of Napoli. Confusing traffic for a northern European. Scooters flying by on all sides, cars stopping in the road, no road markings, poor pavement, etc.

Can't say I saw dramatic things .
Cars stopped on the street (makes you wonder why you have those signs forbidding it), bad pavement, people driving on tram tracks, flying the red light.
Reminds me from home only not that many scooters.

The driver did manage pretty nice though
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Old May 11th, 2014, 01:55 PM   #7044
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Driven through the city of Naples a few time. In my English registered 7.5 metre van I got treated as escaped wild. And there's no way they're going to let you in, you have to cut up that bastard Fiat Panda yourself.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #7045
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I was in Naples/Napoli in 1993, when I was 10. I found traffic to be very exciting.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #7046
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I was in Naples/Napoli in 1993, when I was 10. I found traffic to be very exciting.
So you are one year older then me
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Old May 11th, 2014, 11:47 PM   #7047
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Well, that wasn't the point of my post.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 12:07 AM   #7048
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Old May 12th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #7049
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That video! Well the driving is a bit worse than central Central London, but the parking is something else! Near the end there's a Ford Ka parked in the middle of a roundabout and all.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 11:15 AM   #7050
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That video! Well the driving is a bit worse than central Central London, but the parking is something else! Near the end there's a Ford Ka parked in the middle of a roundabout and all.
i experienced seeing car parked in the roundabout in Italy too and after that nothing can surprise me anymore (it was in Sorrento, Fiat Panda, and saw the guy when left the car and sat to have a coffee at the table next to my)
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Old May 12th, 2014, 11:28 AM   #7051
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Tbh it looks awesome to take a drive there, do the cops enforce various laws or do they pretty much ignore the parking ?
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Old May 12th, 2014, 12:17 PM   #7052
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i experienced seeing car parked in the roundabout in Italy too and after that nothing can surprise me anymore (it was in Sorrento, Fiat Panda, and saw the guy when left the car and sat to have a coffee at the table next to my)
I thought I've seen it all, but then I saw a line of cars parked in the middle of the road, just across the central line, here in Turin...


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Tbh it looks awesome to take a drive there, do the cops enforce various laws or do they pretty much ignore the parking ?
It depends on the city, I guess. Both in Bologna and in Brescia I parked only once out of the lines and got tickets. Here in Turin parking is much more "savage", I guess tickets aren't all that frequent... maybe in Naples it's even worse...
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Old May 12th, 2014, 12:27 PM   #7053
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I thought I've seen it all, but then I saw a line of cars parked in the middle of the road, just across the central line, here in Turin...
Saw something like that in my hometown too, in my neighborhood. There is a big market going on on weekends, it's horror then, cars parked everywhere. You have a square divider, that's full of cars too, then after it ends in the middle of the road.

Cars on the left lane are all parked: http://goo.gl/maps/Evysj
Here you had parked cars everywhere: http://goo.gl/maps/ikqay
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Our Italian forumer SvenHassel told us that codes have been assigned for tangenziali of Varese and Como - which are separate parts of Pedemontana Lombarda project:

Tangenziale di Como: A59
Tangenziale di Varese: A60
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Driving around the city center of Napoli. Confusing traffic for a northern European. Scooters flying by on all sides, cars stopping in the road, no road markings, poor pavement, etc.

I love driving in Italy! Its like driving on pure instinct
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Instinct is what gets most people killed in Italy.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 08:13 PM   #7057
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As a "tame" northern Spaniard, I can't do anything but admire the bare existance of this bastion of driving anarchy. It's like something to measure us against
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Old May 12th, 2014, 08:42 PM   #7058
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I hope you'll never have to face Rome's traffic. It's like you're the only soldier left with one gun and one bullet, against an entire army of super-modern aliens with lasers and plasma cannons.

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I drive in Rome a lot. It's not half as bad as Naples. Plus you have a chance to take a good look at the ladies of the street waiting to do a physical transaction with you when entering Rome on the Via Salaria.
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I hope you'll never have to face Rome's traffic. It's like you're the only soldier left with one gun and one bullet, against an entire army of super-modern aliens with lasers and plasma cannons.
I only drove once inside Rome. I remember a girl driving a small car, going reverse in a tight bend of the road, slamming loudly into the bumper of the following car, and then leaving as if nothing happened.
The following car chased, I don't know if it managed to catch her...
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