Living in Italy is a great advantage in traveling, you are connected to many beautiful country. This means you don't have necessarily move by train or airplane or other public transportation, you can use your car. Actually we found this way more cheaper to travel Europe, also you have more flexibility, total control of your time and get you into more adventures.
Anyway, traveling by car means first of all safety. Before getting into any trip, we recommend you to check your vehicle's status first, every its single functionality could be fundamental for your safety.
Things you must always have in your vehicle (some of these are obligatory by law, in case of unexpected situations):
Child car seats:
If you have children to travel with, you know that the seats of the car are too big for them and fasten their seat belts could be even more dangerous. That's why there are child car seats to fit in them. We recommend never let your kids travel without child car seats.
The following information is based on European regulation - There are different types of Child car seats, divided in groups (group 0+/1/2/3) based on the child's weight (0-36kg). There's also an all-in-one seat that can fit children from 0 to 12 years, we tested it and to be honest it's not a great idea, not recommended.
We personally prefer Isofix seats which have attachments built into them that slot into the Isofix anchorage points that are built into the car. The seat belt then secures the child in the booster seat as above. More safety.
Now that we cleared the important things, let's talk about other stuff you may need to get your travel much easier, comfy and consequently safer.
Again if you have children, it can be frustrating to travel by car, especially during long journeys, which can make the driver lose concentration. What you need is to entertain them to pass the time.