Living in Italy and Driving own car from UK - legal? Safe?


Thanks for reading

So if I take my own car which is 2.0L diesel convertible and drive it for the first 12 months is that allowed?

I ask as I believe there is normally a restriction on the size of car you can drive.

Also it’s a right hand drive so I’m wondering if that will be safe both in Italy itself? and is it safe to  drive all the way from UK to Milan/ Como?

Also I’d there a route that avoids those treacherous mountain roads?


ASsuming you will be resident, which you will have to be if you stay more than 90 days - then you must convert your car to Italian plates within 6 months.    Obviously you will have to contend with all the Brexit stuff -- so Italian driving test, licence etc etc.

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

You would also need to check that your UK insurance covers you once you are no longer resident in the UK.  A quick call to your insurer will clarify that for you.

Expat Team

Thanks- any idea if the engine size is ok?

Ok thank you - do you know if the engine size is ok ?

Hi, since you are coming to Milano, more than the size of the engine what really matters is the fuel. Diesel Vehicles classified as Euro 0, 1, 2 3, are not allow to enter to Milano. You can get a ticket.


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