Subject: Re: International Drivers License
Hello Mike,

Yes, the rule seems to be firm that in Italy you can't decline the rental company's insurance. The topic of the International Driver's Permit has come up before; the rental companies don't care about it, and in itself it isn't a license, but a translation of your license. It's considered to be helpful if you're stopped by police, who may not believe that your license is a license.

Andrew Missouri