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Umbria Warnings and Dangers: 2 reviews and 5 photos

  Gubbio - tiny street
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  • Gubbio - tiny street - Umbria
      Gubbio - tiny street
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  • Gubbio - resident parking only - Umbria
      Gubbio - resident parking only
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  • Bevagna - tiny street - Umbria
      Bevagna - tiny street
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  • Gubbio - resident parking only - Umbria
      Gubbio - resident parking only
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  • Bevagna, parking lot outside of the city - Umbria
      Bevagna, parking lot outside of the city
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I cannot stress this enough: stick to the rules! The police is everywhere and will come to issue tickets. If there are rules for parking, for example that motorhomes are not allowed, don’t park the motorhome or caravan there or you can bet to find a ticket when you come back. Many villages have clear signs for residents only parking (like Gubbio, photos 2 and 4) and it is also very much likely that non-residents will be fined when they park there. All villages and cities have parking space outside of the centres and it is very easy to leave the car and walk around. Bigger cities like Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto will have bus services.
Apart from that, the cities and villages often have very tiny roads which make it quite difficult to move a car if you are not used to this kind of streets.

While driving around, stick to the speed signs. Yes, even if this is Italy which is famous for very much chaotic and fast traffic: police cars are standing along many roads and take the speed, no matter if it is a highway or a tiny street. When I drove for example from Bevagna to Lago Trasimeno (approx. 50 km) via tiny roads, I saw no less than 3 police cars!

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2008
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