The autostrade are good and the quickest method of travelling between cities, but whatever yuo do don’t run put of petrol on the motorway here in Italy!

The guys left Bellaugello Gay Country House yesterday morning to drive to Milan to collect four new sailing dinghies that they had ordered for their sailing summer school in the island of Ponza, just south of Rome.

On the way back in a rental van the fuel gauge was faulty and they ran out of petrol.

A few calls to the emergency services resulted in a cost of €170.00 plus the cost of the fuel.  If you are going to run out of petrol on the autostrade remember to have the appropriate insurance or a deep wallet!

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