It is somewhat amusing that so many people have been surprised by these “traffic violations”. I was, and now 6 months after returning I got my 2 tickets for driving on streets that I wasn’t supposed to drive on, but, of course, I did not know that then. I sure wish that there had been some warning in all the books and literature we read before going.
I say DO NOT RENT A CAR IN ITALY. Better yet DO NOT GO TO ITALY.
The only way to get them to stop this organized corruption is to stop spending money in Italy.