Taxis in Italy is not cheap. It is one of the world's most expensive and most expensive in Europe. Often, however, without a taxi will not do – because there are situations when an urgent need to get somewhere. For tourists the most modern cars, for example, FIAT Multipla or the Peugeot 307 SW and Citroen Picasso. However, these machines are usually not in very good condition – the Italians refer to cars is not too careful. So, if you do decide to take a taxi, you need to keep your eyes open, because sometimes cunning Italian taxi drivers strive to take the amount of foreign tourists, at two times the situation. Especially in such behavior sin private carriers. Several years ago the authorities tried to deal with this phenomenon, which places in jeopardy the tourist business.
Requiring the licensing of drivers, a fixed fare from the airport to downtown and back, but these measures have not led to significant improvements. Thus, in Milan Malpensa airport to get to by taxi costs about 85 euros in Rome to Fiumicino airport taxi will take 40-60 euros. To call the machine did not become a nuisance, it is best to use the services of the official taxis after all, these meters are installed. These taxis can be recognized by the yellow or white color, as well as the characteristic burning checkered roof plates Servizo Pablico and a shield with the number on the side. However, if you expect to "catch" the car with the familiar in Russia flick of the wrist, it can severely disappointed.
In Italy, the "vote" on the roadside is not accepted. In the major cities – Rome, Milan, Florence – you can try your luck in this way, although it will problematic. But in small towns and resorts will order a taxi by phone. This can be done in the hotel (after asking at the reception room of the administration or by finding the words taxi in reference Tutto Citta or Yellow page "), as well as in any shop, bar or cafe in Italy that set.