It's likely that the dubious translation on this parking meter sign would cause its author mild embarrassment had they realized their mistake.
The unassuming sign declares that parking is reserved only for motorbikes: “biglietti per sole moto”, translated into English as “tickets for sun motion”.
The sign is seemingly the outcome of muddling the double meaning of the word “sole” meaning both “only” and “sun”, and the word “moto” meaning both “motorbike” and motion”. The result is a total change of meaning that would be sure to perplex any bypassing tourist.
By Maya Acharya