Tuesday, January 27, 1998
Answer on How long do you need to have held a full UK driving license to drive in Italy?
As long as you have a full driving license (not provisional) you can drive legally in Italy at any time. The problem you will have if you have not been driving for long is the cost of renting or insurance. Most rental companies insist that you have to have been driving for two years on a full license before they will rent to you; some will accept one year.
If you're planning on taking your own car you just need to check with your insurance company to make sure you're properly insured to drive in Italy. Whatever you do, don't drive a car without proper insurance. The penalties for doing that in mainland europe are severe, and in any event driving in Italy can be "challenging" - you need to be properly covered.