The main road route into Venice is the A4, although once travellers arrive in Venice, driving is no longer possible. Most vehicles taken as far as the city are parked at a car park in Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto. Parking at these locations is expensive, so travellers often opt to park in Mestre on the mainland and continue their journey by train or boat.
Italian roads are generally well maintained and road users drive on the right. Speeds on motorways are 130kph (81mph) for cars of 1100cc or more and 110kph (68mph) for smaller cars, unless conditions are wet in which case the 110kph (68mph). The minimum driving age is 18 and drivers without EU licences must carry an International Driving Permit. Any EU national taking their own car will need an International Insurance Certificate (Green Card).