Crossing the Street in Italy Can Be Dangerous

Anyone who has tried to cross a street in Italy knows that, sometimes, that means a serious risk to life or health. You’re not taking your life in your own hands, you’re putting your life in the hands of motorists who really don’t seem to care about you at all. How are you supposed to cope?


As this video demonstrates, your best bet is to just walk confidently across – at a cross walk – and have faith that the motorists will stop (or at least slow down) to let you by. In this case, as many others, it really is best to do as the Romans do.



Of course, if you’re at all worried, you might want to take out some travel insurance before you go. Y’know, just in case.

Photo by: Federico Feroldi

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