Monday Jul 08, 2024

Navigating the Italian Driver's License as an Expat

In this episode of The Real Life in Italy we’re exploring the process of getting an Italian driver's license as a foreigner. We’ll cover an in-depth guide on when and why expats in Italy might need to get this license and how to get it done, with essential tips to prepare for the theory and practical exams.

Later, I’m joined by fellow American in Italy, Elizabeth Thacker Jones to discuss their shared experiences, challenges, and insights into driving in Italy.

For those living in Italy or planning on an extended stay, this episode is packed with valuable information and practical advice to help you hit the road legally and confidently.

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01:41 When and Why You Need an Italian Driver's License
03:59 Steps to Get Your Italian Driver's License
05:00 Studying for the Theory Exam
12:38 Taking the Practical Exam
14:38 Interview with Elizabeth: Driving in Milan
18:20 Traveling in Italy: Renting a Car vs. Public Transport  
21:06 Personal Experiences with Italian Driver's License
23:18 Navigating the Italian Driving Test
26:32 Challenges and Tips for Expats
43:06 Final Tips and Recommendations

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