By the way Submitted by sprostoni on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 12:59 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec very slightly different..(ok quite a bit different !) ..........having today returned from Bavaria............Just before I left, I filled the car with a tank of Deisel (140.9 per litre).................get home here to see that the price is 159 !!!!!!!!!!! Is this a new austerity measure ? S Log in or register to post comments Yup - it is! Submitted by Penny on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 13:20 In reply to By the way by sprostoni Yup - it is! Log in or register to post comments 159!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fill up Submitted by Andiamo on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 14:56 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec 159!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fill up quickly! In our area of Le Marche it went up from 161 to 171 overnight! Log in or register to post comments wowza!! Submitted by sprostoni on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 08:08 In reply to 159!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fill up by Andiamo t this rate, my car will be up for sale soon and I'll buy myself an vespa (not the food !) S Log in or register to post comments At this rate, my van will be Submitted by coseperlacasa on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 18:21 In reply to wowza!! by sprostoni At this rate, my van will be up for sale soon, and I'll be out of business. Until recently I'd have laughed at the idea of filling up in France or Austria before piling into Italy. But I do it now. There's a Welsh crew that occasionally runs a Sprinter between Pembrokeshire and South-East France on chip oil, and famously boasted of doing the trip for seven quid. I'm beginning to see the point. Perhaps I should rejig my business plan with the use of an Ape at its core... Log in or register to post comments The movie watching regulation Submitted by caerus on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 15:17 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec The movie watching regulation reminded me of the time a couple of years ago that we were driving from Paris to Milan. As we approached a car from behind (both of us travelling at somewhat over 100km/h) we noticed the lone drive had his window rolled down and his left leg was hanging outside the car. When we finally passed him the reason became apparent. It was to make it easier to prop up the book in his lap which he was reading. Wonder if the fine for hardcopy would be less than for digital media. Log in or register to post comments Breathalyser law effective Submitted by Badger on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 12:41 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec Breathalyser law effective from today in France!!! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/9367985/Dri... Log in or register to post comments Well .............. Submitted by alan h on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 13:29 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec Brother in Law was in France last week - I asked him to get me a kit as we're off to Italy this week - no kits to be had in Chemists - none expected for at least a couple of weeks. So he bought some for me on the Ferry on way back £5.99, just to be on safe side - although they shouldn't be imposing it for a while [but who trusts the French police that much?] Log in or register to post comments Drink kits Submitted by FromNowOn on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 14:01 In reply to Well .............. by alan h My sister phoned me this morning to say the kits are £6 on the ferry and £4 locally. Halfords? Log in or register to post comments One is never enough Submitted by SirTK on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 05:13 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec A friend of mine picked some up from the French equivalent of Halfords at a euro each. Apparently you need two, because if you are pulled up and fail the test, you can't move the car because it now has no breathalyser. But then if your wife/husband/significant other has also been drinking, you will need a third so you can phone a sober friend to pick you up. It's enough too make you sign the pledge. TK Log in or register to post comments Join to ask a question!Top Questions Introductions Travel Property Society Living Italian Language Food and Wine Weddings Restaurant Review Post Search Questions Latest property in Italy Fractional ownership in Florence 66 m² 2 Bedrooms 179000 Country Home - Restored in Bevagna 1450 m² 9 Bedrooms 0 Fractional ownership in Casoli 89500 Fractional ownership in Montalto delle Marche 210 m² 4 Bedrooms 135000 Country Home - Restored in Mondovi 140 m² 3 Bedrooms 35000 Country Home - Restored in Dogliani 1077 m² 6 Bedrooms 550000 See More Related Questions Train travel from UK to Italy Just got back from a short visit to Italy (5 days in Piemonte near Lake Orta… read more For all peoples interest in Buy in Italy , here's the Italian real estate market statistics , at 2023 year… read more Canada Reciprocity !! As of January 2023, a new law has come into effect in Canada that prohibits foreign… read more How can I obtain the deed for a house that my Father owns in Italy?