I get so much discouragement for drivIng in Italy. Seriously if you know where ztls are on a map, don't speed or drive in bus lanes, how hard it is to avoid a traffic ticket. Four of us are planning to drive from fco to a hotel in Venice. Leave the car at hotel and explore for two days. Then drive to Florence. Same way, leave car in the hotel parking and explore for three days before dropping it off at fco. Saves us a lot of money. Why is it discouraged so much???