Car Travel

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Car Travel

Getting almost anywhere by car is a snap, as several major highways intersect at Milan, all connected by the tangenziale, the road that rings the city. The A4 runs west to Turin and east to Venice; A1 leads south to Bologna, Florence, and Rome; A7 angles southwest down to Genoa. A8 goes northwest toward Lake Maggiore, and A9 north runs past Lake Como and into Switzerland's southernmost tip.

ACI. Your car-rental company should be your first resource if you have a problem while driving in Italy, but it's also good to know that the ACI, the Italian auto club, offers 24-hour roadside assistance (free for members, for a fee for nonmembers). 803/116. www.aci.it.

Regularly spaced roadside service phones are available on the autostrade.

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