They said it couldn’t be done to get my car from the US registered in Italy. The car was too far from Italian requirements for emissions; the government is very slow and it would take forever and a day to get it accomplished; even if it ever got registered, it would have the lowest level of emissions rating (Euro 0) which means it would not be able to be driven in cities and on highways.
Well, although it took a year and a half, it is registered! We have Italian plates. And it got the highest rating, a Euro 6!
It is intensely delightful to cruise around the Castelli in this little car! Wahoo!