The secret to navigating the rural areas of Italy? ... throw away the map! OK, not literally. Nevertheless, maps serve a different purpose in Italy than they do in the U.S. Unlike U.S. maps where every road corresponds with a name or number, Italy maps only indicate the names of its major roads, leaving the smaller country roads unidentified. To confuse the driver even more, most country roads have no signage or markings to tell you which road you are on or which road to take. The trick to navigating rural roads is to follow town signs.