Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nerys's Random Tips For Living in Milan #2

To ensure you arrive the other side of the road alive, it's highly recommended that you cross the road with any combination of the below:
  • Any member of the various Italian police forces
  • An elderly man/lady
  • One or more young children
The above rule applies to crossings which don't have traffic lights to control the flow of traffic; however it is still recommended that you are highly careful even if there are traffic lights, as Italians are known to drive through them if they think nobody is crossing the road. A polizziotto or carabinere etc etc at either end of the crossing will also be enough to make sure that the Italians are behaving at their best.

Yeah. Risking my life crossing the road first thing in the morning gets tiring.

4 comments:

Nora said...

Funny post Nerys, but so true :)

I think you might appreciate the youtube clip about 'Italians vs Europeans' - especially the part about how they deal with pedestrians trying to cross the road!

Nerys said...

Hi Nora!

That video's genius, I first saw it during my Erasmus year! So funny & so true!!

Sandra said...

Hi Nerys.
Thats so true about trying to cross the roads, here in Catania you look left,look right and run!!!, 'Italians vs Europeans'is so funny, my friend sent me thatlast year.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Haha! I do identify with thia. Only one set of traffic lights in Modica and you'd think that was an infringement of the Modicani human right to scare everybody!