Driving on Easter Monday

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Oct 28th, 2003, 10:46 AM
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Driving on Easter Monday

We are planning a trip to Italy next April, and our current itinerary has us leaving the Tuscany area on Easter Monday to go to Venice. We will have a car for this part of our trip, and were planning on dropping it off in Venice.

Is this feasible, or are we just nuts? I have read that the traffic on holidays can be a nightmare, but I wasn't sure if that meant all day, or if leaving early enough in the morning would help. The train would normally be a better way to go, but I'm also concerned about how crowded that route would be on this day.

Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Oct 28th, 2003, 06:16 PM
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I'll be in the same situation, driving from Montepulciano to Florence that day.
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Oct 29th, 2003, 04:26 AM
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I was in Italy on Easter Monday a few years ago. We were traveling from Florence to Rome and got stuck in a major traffic jam on the autostrada. It really didn't seem any different than the traffic jams in the states except the Italians use the paved shoulders of the road as a driving/passing lane. They also seem to drive on the painted lines in the road instead of inbetween them.
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Oct 29th, 2003, 04:15 PM
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kybourbon,thanks for your response. I suppose I should just treat the holiday weekend there like a holiday weekend in a major city over here, and plan accordingly. There are definitely worse places to be stuck in a traffic jam, that's for sure!
 
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