Probably a one off as mostSubmitted by Flip on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:45
Probably a one off as most Polizia we have come across have been very polite and helpful. Maybe it's because we drive a UK reg Car, but we have never had any problems; as long as you are polite and show respect for them and don't argue the 'toss'. He probably didn't get his dose of espresso that morning and had a stale pastry....
There was an article in theSubmitted by Penny on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:48
Hi Joy Its our 30th wedding anniversary next month, my wife is an angel to put up with me for so long it must be said. Well thats what our children tell me anyway, I just get "that look" husbands know so well from my wife. Anyway, we hit the coast at Civitanova, where would you recommend for fish or anywhere else for a splash out. I was thinking of Madonnina del Pescatore up past Ancona but it is a bit of a shlep. Thanks Charlie
Hi CharlieSubmitted by coseperlacasa on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:41
If you find yourself amongst the mad crowd in Lungomare Nord (Civitanova town), the place to go is a little place called Chalet de San Marco by the beach. They have their own little fishing boats which carry the catch of the day. Hence, if you order something from the menu which their fishermen didn't get, they can't serve it to you. That's how fresh their seafood seems to be. Although most restaurants along the beachfront are pricey, San Marco is good value for dosh. The right time to go is week days. Weekends are difficult. Crowded on the beach and nowhere to park your car. Also, it's worth ringing them up for reservations as they can be full quite quickly. Locals tend to use them as well. Their details: Lungomare nord 62012 - Civitanova marche (MC) italia tel: 0733.775746 Hope you have a nice time. Joy
Chalet de San MarcoSubmitted by Sibillini on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 02:04
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FishSubmitted by TheItalianLife on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 06:40
I can reccomend a place in Civitanova, off the beach or, if you are going south, two in porto San Giorgio For Civ, use the hotel on the eastern end of the main piazza called Miramare. Excellent fish, especially in guazetto. In PSG either the resto in Hotel Royal or my favorite, campanelli in the centre. The details are on tripadvisor as i did a review on it Buon appetito F
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Nothing wrong with being lazy on an Italian Hillside...Submitted by TheItalianLife on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:30
OUR EXPERIENCESubmitted by Gala Placidia on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 02:35
We have been regularly travelling to Italy from Spain and our car has Spanish plates. From our experience, police has never bothered about us, although my Italian neighbour warned me that they seem to be stopping more people for any reason... I would also say that this particular policeman was having a bad day.
Which way ?Submitted by sprostoni on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 04:21
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Hi Gala Placidia .................we MIGHT do the return journey (Italy to Spain) one year, do you drive all of the way or get a boat (from Genoa)? How long does it/would it take to drive ? Thanks in advance, S
SPAIN-ITALYSubmitted by Gala Placidia on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 13:40
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We drive at least twice a year and it is a pleasant trip. Our home in Spain is in San Sebastian, so we go accross the Spanish/French border and drive on the E80 up to Montpellier and from there to Cannes or Antibes where we overnight. We stop several times on our way and sometimes we go to Carcasonne (absolutely beautiful) for lunch. Next day, to Bagni di Lucca but taking it easy and we may stop at Portofino or Santa Margherita for lunch. We have never taken the ferry as we travel with our little dog and she prefers to be all the time with us. If there are two people driving you could do the trip in one day, but we prefer it this way and take it as part of our holiday. If you need further information, just ask.
It is something that hasSubmitted by Alanino on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 09:53
It is something that has puzzled me in recent visits to italy re stop and search powers of the police/carabineri. They seem to be able to ask you to pull over for no reason - ie at random. Our border police have been told by Brussels that stopping people 'at random' was against EU law - and that to stop someone they need 'probable cause' or 'some reason' to stop your vehicle. Does this not apply to the police in Italy - surely if your driving badly, things are falling off your car or theres something obviously wrong that the police can't just stop you? thanks
you are referring to the ukSubmitted by rickb on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 18:21
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you are referring to the uk border farce? They let everybody in, a totaly incompetent organisation. It is not the EU's fault that they prefer not to check people like it is not EU's fault that the NHS gives free treatment to all and sundry as soon as they set foot in the country. You don't get that in all other european countries. Here you have to produce private healthcare cover before being granted residence for example. The UK is well and truly sunk in a sea of political correctness. I feel sorry for the fools who keep paying taxes for nhs and benefits tourists who have no intention of ever paying in the system.
right to stop...Submitted by Flip on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:17
Alanino in Italy it is a requirement that you carry your ID papers with you and also that your vehicle is roadworthy and insured and that you have the correct vehicle documentation with you. They can use any of those reasons to stop you to check if you're complying. In Europe all Police have these powers, they call it 'Reasonable Cause'....
I love the way this post isSubmitted by pas55 on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 17:22
i think this may be the waySubmitted by nils satis on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 07:25
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Nil Satis Nisi OptimumSubmitted by Esme on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 09:37
Beware the Polizia this summerSubmitted by Brianm on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 10:30
right to stop...Submitted by Alanino on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 10:34
Glad they Stop people..Submitted by Flip on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 12:39
Actually I'm very glad that the Polizia and Carabinieri stop drivers, it helps to cut down crime and tightens up immigration issues. It takes those with no Insurance and faulty vehicles off the road, along with drunk drivers. If you are not doing anything wrong, what's the problem ? I'd rather be pulled over and have to show my documents than have an uninsured driver crash into me with all the hassle that would involve. Anyway the Police do have criteria they used for stopping vehicles, so my friendly neighbourhood PM tells me.
It only bugs me being stoppedSubmitted by HelenMW on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 06:55
It only bugs me being stopped when I'm on my way home with my lovely fresh takeaway pizza! Based on the experience of a friend, if you have non Italian plates, but have an Italian ID card, do not show this ID card as your ID when stopped or they will fine you for not changing the plates (or at least try)