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Country code I
Drives on:  right
Route prefixes:  A, RA, T, SS, SR, SC
Traffic light sequence:  green · amber · red
Signage colour
Motorway:  white on green
Main road:  black on white
Long distances:  kilometres
Short distances:  metres
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Population:  60,483,973 (2017)
Area:  301,338 km2
Currency:  Euro EUR (€)
Time zone:  GMT+1 (summer: GMT+2)
Internet TLD code:  .it
International dialling code:  +39
Capital City:  Rome (Roma)
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The Autostrade are some of the oldest motorways in the world. The first one was the Milan to Varese motorway built in 1926 and it was a one lane affair (either S2 or D1). The whole system is about 6,400 km.

Existing motorways

Number Name Name in English Start End Length
A1 Autostrada del Sole Motorway of the Sun Milan Naples
A3 Autostrada A3 Motorway A3 Naples Reggio Calabria
A4 Autostrada Serenissima Most Serene Motorway Turin Trieste (Sistiana)
A5 Autostrada della Valle d'Aosta Aosta Valley Motorway Turin Mont Blanc Tunnel
A6 La Verdemare The Green Sea Turin Savona
A7 Autostrada dei Giovi Giovi Motorway Milan Genoa
A8 Autostrada dei Laghi Motorway of the Lakes Milan Varese
A9 Autostrada dei Laghi Motorway of the Lakes Lainate (Milan) Chiasso (Border with Switzerland
A10 Autostrada dei Fiori Motorway of the Flowers Genoa Ventimiglia (Border with France)
A11 Autostrada Firenze-Mare Florence-Coast Motorway Florence Pisa
A12 Autostrada Azzurra Blue Motorway 1) Genoa

2) Civitavecchia

1) San Pietro in Palazzi

2) Rome

A13 Autostrada A13 A13 Motorway Bologna Padova
A14 Autostrada Adriatica Adriatic Motorway Bologna Taranto
A15 Autostrada della Cisa Cisa Motorway Parma La Spezia
A16 Autostrada dei Due Mari Motorway of the two Seas Naples Canosa
A18 Autostrada A18 A18 Motorway 1) Messina

2) Siracuse

1) Catania

2) Rosolini

A19 Autostrada A19 A19 Motorway Palermo Catania
A20 Autostrada A20 A20 Motorway Messina Palermo
A21 Autostrada dei Vini Motorway of Wines Turin Brescia
A22 Autostrada del Brennero Brenner Motorway Brenner (Border with Austria) Modena
A23 Autostrada Alpe-Adria Alps-Adriatic Motorway Palmanova Tarvisio
A24 Autostrada dei Parchi Motorway of the Parks Rome Teramo
A25 Autostrada dei Parchi Motorway of the Parks Torano / Chieti Pescara
A26 Autostrada dei Trafori Motorway of the Tunnels Genoa Voltri Gravellona Toce
A27 Autostrada di Alemagna Alamannia Motorway Mestre Belluno
A28 Autostrada A28 A28 Motorway Portogruaro Conegliano
A29 Autostrada A29 A29 Motorway Palermo Mazara del Vallo
A30 Autostrada A30 A30 Motorway Caserta Salerno
A31 Autostrada della Val d'Astico Motorway of the Astico Valley Agugliaro Piovene Rocchette
A32 Autostrada del Fréjus Fréjus Motorway Turin Bardonecchia (Border with France)
A33 Autostrada A33 A33 Motorway Asti Cuneo
A34 Autostrada A34 A34 Motorway Villesse Gorizia
A35 Autostrada BreBeMi BreBeMi Motorway Travagliato Liscate
A91 Autostrada A91 A91 Motorway Rome Fiumicino Airport
Aut CT-SR Autostrada CT-SR Catania - Siracuse Motorway Catania Siracuse

Other roads

As Italy was home to the Roman Empire, part of its road network is based on their roads.



Speed limits

  • Autostrade - 130 km/h (80 mph)
  • Trunk roads (Statali) - 90 km/h (56 mph)
  • Built-up areas - 50 km/h (31 mph)

Other rules


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