Ten years ago I took a trip to Italy and I loved their drivers. The were aggressive, but on the autostradas they really followed the rules. If you were in the fast lane they came right up behind you and flashed their lights, you immediately got over and they passed quickly. No one there plopped themselves in the left lane at the speed limit on cruise control like here in the states. I did drive on one of the coast roads - again the drivers seem far more in control on the winding 2 lane roads than here in the states. It was nerve racking though, because people drove at the limit of the road's capability. Probably the most difficult thing was being the driver not the passenger - the scenery was so awe inspiring that I could not watch it and watch the curvy road. Hope you enjoy your trip.