Meanwhile Italy just has black print on sober white signs that indicate simply that you've crossed a limit. Now entering Padova. Now driving into Noventa Padovana.
Or Pazzano (Calabria) at 410 meters above sea level.
Then the Italians put a red slash over the same sign as you leave the town or city. No "Goodbye's" for anybody. You're just leaving.
When you thought that cool signage was bad enough, then you start looking around at other signs.
You're being taped everywhere!
Welcome, you're on candid camera!
Try to do something, Dude, and Big Brother will get ya'!
That's the message we get.
For as much as Italians should be a warm people, this message is chilling.
Photo credit: Florida sign: Robert English http://smashingusa.com/welcome-signs-from-50-american-states/
Pazzano sign: Flickr account: marcuscalabresus