Driving Map for Tuscany

Apr 12th, 2007, 03:24 PM
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Driving Map for Tuscany

Hi again! Is there a "best" map used for driving in the Tuscany area? And should it be purchased in Italy rather than here?
Picking car up at Orvieto and dropping off in Florence--thankfully on a "quiet" Sunday.
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Apr 12th, 2007, 06:10 PM
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the michelin map books are very good. you can get them on amazon.com
for on line maps try mappy.com, viamichelin.com, map24.com, maps.google.com
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Apr 13th, 2007, 12:24 AM
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Hi Retired - I highly recommend the 'Touring Club Italiano' regional maps - I think they're the best.

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Apr 13th, 2007, 04:04 AM
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Hi Steve, do you get those maps in Italy?
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Apr 13th, 2007, 04:09 AM
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I also recommend the Touring Club Italiano maps. We can buy them here in the UK, so you could probably order one from your local bookshop ?

While you're around, Steve - we'll be driving in Tuscany this year for the first time in ages - do you think my TCI map purchased in 1989 will still be OK or should I buy a new one ? I don't imagine much has changed, has it ?
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Apr 13th, 2007, 04:23 AM
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You can order them here:

http://tinyurl.com/2u4y69

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Apr 13th, 2007, 07:31 AM
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I get them in a bookshop in Rome. Any good bookshop sells them.

But you should be able to order them in your local bookshop - or online - if you prefer to get them before leaving.

Hi Caroline - I'm still using some that are at least 10 years old. I don't think you should have a problem with yours

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Apr 13th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for the advice on the driving maps and where to order them. I like having the maps way ahead of time so we can study them and be familar with an area. That way I spend less time looking at the map when we're actually on the road.
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Apr 13th, 2007, 09:22 AM
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hi, caroline,

we had a similar quandry last year - our map of Tuscany was over 20 years old.

We solved it by staying in Florence and not hiring a car! but there do seem to be some new motorways in the area which may not be on your old map. why not have a look on the internet at the roads in the area you're going to and see how it compares?

regards, ann
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Thanks, Steve & Ann !
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