Nuvi 350 in Italy
We just returned from 3 weeks in Italy the 1st of Oct. Having driven in Europe in the 90's I knew what to expect and that was I needed a GPS to make life easier. Before going I purchased the Nuvi 350 and the city navigator europe NT v9 data card.
I've always heard that is difficult to drive in Italy. As far as traffic on the roads and in the cities goes...if you have driven in Boston, NY, Chicago or LA your ready for Italy...but not without your GPS. My 350 saved us from driving around in circles and anixity as roads are not marked as in US. When leaving Florence I just punched in the place we were staying and it showed me the best route out of the city. I bought several Italian maps before I went but none had the detail of the roads I needed to get to the place we were staying out in the country.
One suggestion before you go. I programmed into my favorites all the locations of the places we were staying before we left the US. So when we got the car at the Rome airport I just punched in the first destination and didn't have to fiddle around with that.
The 350 did have a few small problems such as in Florence when it wanted me to turn left into someones front door. On some round abouts with many exits it got confused once in awhile. Some times it was my not trusting it and other times I needed to hit the plus key to get a closer view of the roads to see exactly which one I needed.
If you have never driven in Europe don't go without a GPS and learn how to use it throughly BEFORE you go.
Amen to that, difinately
Amen to that, difinately know the GPSr before you go into any unknown area, it will save much headaches and confusion.
Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -
csisad1 wrote: I bought
I bought several Italian maps before I went but none had the detail of the roads I needed to get to the place we were staying out in the country.
Can I quote you to my boyfriend? He didn't want me to upgrade my gps to the euro version cuz he likes paper maps and doesn't want to deal with my gps (can you imagine, the guy not likiing the gps?). Good to know it worked. Was the trip nice?
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