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Can't buy vehicles without residenza, now what? (Florence)

Dear all,

We'll be moving to Florence this summer and I heard you need a residence permit (Residenza) to buy a scooter, motorbike or car. If it takes me as EU citizen a month or two to get the residenza, I'd like to rent at least a scooter in those first months. I looked online, but I only found short term rents so expensive that renting for 2 months would be more expensive than purchasing the bike....

Is there a way around this? If possible I'd rather buy directly rather than renting before we will buy one anyway once we have the residenza. On the other hand, if we could try a bike for a month or two for a reasonable price, that could work as well.

Any ideas?

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