Exchanging a Licence

Find out how to exchange a foreign driver's licence for an Italian one, information relevant to both EU-issued licences and non-EU licences...

Car drivers in Italy must be at least 18 years of age and carry a valid driver's licence (patente di guida). A person driving without a licence is subject to fines.

Holders of certain foreign licences may be eligible to exchange the licence for an Italian one. This does not apply to special and heavy duty licences which must be reapplied for in Italy.