Subject: Re: Driving in France and Italy
I agree with Tom - tho I will also offer a qualifier - I'm used to driving in Chicago. Every road atlas I've gotten has the local traffic signs in the back - though most are pretty easy to figure out. I think European directional signs are much better than those in the U.S. One thing I do is when I'm in a big city, I park the car for my stay and take public transportation. A car also has the advantage that you can leave your suitcase in the trunk and only take in what you need. I haven't had any problems with parking.

I can only drive an automatic, the only place it was really expensive was France. You have a wider choice of cars if you drive a stick and don't have to reserve as far in advance.

Marguerite in Chicago My travel page: http://members.aol.com/yearlytour/travel.html