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    Stick to the rules, the police is everywhere

    by Trekki Updated Aug 12, 2013

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    If you travelling by car, I can only highly recommend to stick to the parking and speed rules. Even during the times outside of the typical holiday seasons, I did see many police people walking around and taking notes of wrongly parked cars. On parking areas for example it is forbidden to park caravans. When I once stopped in Cesenatico to visit the old port, I saw some policemen checking cars in the parking lot, so I asked them if I can park the car and how much it costs (there were many cars already standing there and no ticket machine in sight). The officers explained me that parking cars is free of charge, but that they are writing down the caravans’ details since it is forbidden to park them outside of designated caravan parking.

    The same goes for driving. Police is often controlling even roads where you would expect them least, and once caught with speeding, the fees will be hefty. In addition to police controls I saw more and more of these little automatic speed control towers at the entrance of villages or anywhere in villages. They have in-built cameras and no matter if Italian or not, cars will be traced through the licence plate and the drivers will be fined. This is also the case for rental cars. And speeding tickets can be hefty. On an Italian website I found these fees for fines for speeding in Italy:
    Speeding 10 km/hr: 36 – 148 Euro
    Speeding 10 - 40 km/hr: 148 – 594 Euro
    Speeding 40 - 60 km/hr: 370 – 1458 Euro
    Speeding > 60 km/hr: 500 – 2000 Euro

    Once caught, it is wise to pay the fine. The consequences if one doesn’t pay are that one will run into problems when entering Italy next time. And surely a rental car company which is informed that a customer didn’t pay a fine, will surely never rent cars to this customer.

    © Ingrid D., July 2008, revamp and update January 2012 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)

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    Come prepared for all weathers

    by toonsarah Written Jun 14, 2013

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    The Marche is for much of its territory a mountainous region, and mountains as we know can mess with the weather. On my first visit to this part of Italy, in May 2012, I had warm sunshine almost throughout, with just one morning cool and damp, and a couple of storms. Returning a year later, again in May, I experienced much more varied conditions - two days of sun, one of steady rain, and the rest cool and cloudy, with showers and the odd glimpse of sun. We also had thunder and lightning, hail storms, and even saw snow on the highest mountain tops.

    So come prepared. Bring the sunscreen, yes, but also the rain jacket, umbrella and warm fleece.

    Rain over Arcevia A sunny afternoon Poppies in May Snow near Fonte Avellana Storm clouds over Serra San Quirico

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    July and AugustThere are no...

    by call_me_rhia Written Oct 16, 2002

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    July and August

    There are no real dangers that I'm aware of in the area - in fact we always forgot to lock the door at night and nothing happened but... a word of caution is necessary about the months of July and August. At that time of the year hordes of tourists take over the coast (also called Riviera) and it can become a dangerous place to be: dangerous for your health and sanity - all sorts of not too clever neither too polite people land there. July and August, if you can, please stay away.

    Photo: one of the many churches in Urbino

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