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    Well I messed up and didn't apply for an international drivers license so renting a car to drive the coast will not work.

    What are some other options from going to city to city? Bus? personal driver?

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    Pretty sure I did NOT have an international driver's licence when I went to italy and rented through europcar
    Tap, Rack, BANG!

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    Assuming you haven't left the country yet, you can get an IDP from any AMA office in like 15 minutes. They take a couple of passport photos, you fill out a form, and they hand it to you on the spot.

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    Train system is pretty decent. I only felt the need to drive when travelling between Naples and Positano and from Florence throughout Tuscany.

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    Train and private car (driver).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    Assuming you haven't left the country yet, you can get an IDP from any AMA office in like 15 minutes. They take a couple of passport photos, you fill out a form, and they hand it to you on the spot.
    this, when are you flying to Italy?
    I went to the AMA sunridge mall few days prior to our flight last year and they were able to give me my IdP within the same day.

    but taking the train from city to city and taking the metro in the cities were a lot of fun. where in Italy are you going again?

    Quote Originally Posted by littledan View Post
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    Pretty sure I did NOT have an international driver's licence when I went to italy and rented through europcar
    technically you should incase you get pulled over, but yeah when I drove in Italy/Croatia few years ago I didnt get one but for 25$ it's one less thing you have to worry about.
    Last edited by taemo; 06-15-2022 at 11:39 AM.

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    There's no way you're driving in Italy. Lol.
    I said, I'd never drive in France again. My buddy who lives in Italy said, come to Italy. We'll really show you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    There's no way you're driving in Italy. Lol.
    I said, I'd never drive in France again. My buddy who lives in Italy said, come to Italy. We'll really show you...
    I found driving in Dubai much more dubious than Italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    Assuming you haven't left the country yet, you can get an IDP from any AMA office in like 15 minutes. They take a couple of passport photos, you fill out a form, and they hand it to you on the spot.
    Genius! Thank you. I was reading on the site that it takes a few weeks but I called and said if I go in it's done on the spot. I'm here now getting it done

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    There's no way you're driving in Italy. Lol.
    I said, I'd never drive in France again. My buddy who lives in Italy said, come to Italy. We'll really show you...
    I've always wanted to drive along the coast, it's something I'd just like on my bucket list

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    I never needed an international license and I rented a BMW for 3 weeks 5 years ago no issues through SIXT.
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    If that's a bucket list item, not going to shit on it.

    I too have used Sixt in Germany. No issues.
    See if you can get a Sixt card. Maybe it gets you some discount, etc.
    Been so long I forgot what the card offers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurrdurr View Post
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    I found driving in Dubai much more dubious than Italy
    There are lots of crazy/bad drivers in Dubai but the narrow roads, weird intersections, and quantity of cars/motorcycles/bikes/scooters/people in most of Europe make it way more difficult.

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    Rush hour traffic in Istanbul was pretty wild i thought

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