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To drive a moped or motorcycle of 50cc and under, the driver must be at least 14 years old. After passing an exam, the driver will carry a category AM licence. This replaced the Certificato di idoneit, also known as the Patentino, in January 2013. A short training course at a local driving school must be completed before taking the exam.

Complete the required testing for either the moped or motorcycle license. Pay the license and registration fees.

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Required Documents[edit]

Certificate from a local driving school showing that the applicant has passed the exam after a short driving course.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministerio delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti
The Italian Ministry of Transport
At: Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico, Via Caraci 36, 00157 Roma
Tel:06 4158 2143

Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile di Firenze
At: Via Lucchese, 160 Sesto Fiorentino loc. S, 50019 Firenze
Tel: 055 306 81
Fax: 055 306 8222
Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30-12:00

Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile di Genoa
At: Via de Marini 1, Genova Torre WTC, Piano 13, Genoa
Tel: 010 64071
Fax: 010 414084
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 08:30-12:00; Tuesday and Thursday, 08:30-12:00 and 14:30-16:00

Ufficio Motorizzazione Civile di Imperia
At: Via Littardi 97, Imperia
Tel: 0183 780 911
Fax: 0183 781 091
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 08:30-12:00; Tuesday and Thursday, 08:30-12:00 and 15:00-16:30

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Getting a moped license in Italy is a bit different. First, you only have to be 14 to apply. Also, you only need to pass an exam and carry the Certificate of Aptitude, the equivalent of a driver's license. Foreigners are not eligible for this license.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Familiarize yourself with the laws regarding mopeds in your region. Where are you allowed to ride and where is it not safe for you? Meet other moped riders in your area to find out about their experiences around your area.

Required Information[edit]

  • Your names
  • Tax Code
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Permanent Address
  • Province
  • License category
  • Signature

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Need for the Document[edit]

You are required to obtain a moped permit if you do NOT possess a valid drivers license and want to operate a moped or motor scooter on public roads. If your driving privilege has been suspended, revoked, refused or cancelled, you are not eligible for a moped permit. The minimum age to apply for and obtain a moped operator's permit is 16 years of age.

Information which might help[edit]

While the minimum age in Italy for category AM vehicles is 14, most other European states only allow AM vehicles to be driven at the age of 16. This is still the case if the holder of an AM licence drives in another EU country.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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While a 14 year old can drive a category AM vehicle in Italy, they must reach 16 years if age before doing so in most other EU countries. Those only eligible to drive category AM vehicles cannot carry passengers.