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Driving licenses in Italy

An Italian driver’s license (patente di guida) is an official document that allows you to drive in Italy and all member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). The permit is a pink plastic card, similar in size to a credit card, and follows the EU standard.

How to get a driving license

Suppose you have a valid permit to stay. In that case, you can apply for a driving license directly as a the private individual at the Civil Motorization Office (‘Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile’ in Italian) or register through a driving school (‘scuola guida’ in Italian).

You can find a Motorizzazione in your area here.

What are the requirements?

To obtain an Italian driving license, you will need:

● TT 2112 form (available at the Motorization or here )

● Copy of valid identity document

● Copy of permesso di soggiorno or the renewal or first issue receipt

● Copy of your tax code or health card

● Medical certificate – You can request it at the Medicina Legale of your local health authority (ASL). To find your ASL, Google “ASL + ______.” In the blank space, write the name of the town or the city where you live.

● Three passport-size photos

● Payments of €26.40 + €16.00 marca da bollo (registration fee might be slightly different depending on the city or region) Eligibility of Driving License The minimum age to obtain a driving licence is as follows:

● 16 years for a motorcycle of 125cc with a limit of motor power of 11 kW; a quadricycle motor (cars with a weight of 400 kg – 550 kg if it is for freight and a motor power not exceeding 15 kW)

● 18 years for a car or motorcycle without a limit for the engine cylinder capacity and a limit of motor power of 35 kW

● 21 years for minibuses, three-wheelers without a limitation of motor power, and cargo vehicles

● 24 years for motorcycles without limits of motor power; buses

The so-called "patentino" (small driving licence) was an Italian licence given to young people with a minimum age of 14 years. This licence permitted teenagers to drive scooters and "micro-cars" (small cars with a maximum motor power of 4 kW and a maximum speed of 45 km/h). In 2013, this was replaced with a new driver's licence category.