Same in the two Giuliettas I've driven. Think of it as a 'feature'.You can just see in this image:
That you have to reach over towards what would be the passenger side to grab the lever...
Can't find a new Giulliettia in RHD, but a LHD 156 shows it in the place it's in a RHD uk model.
1600x1200 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA interior desktop wallpapers and stock photos
Good old Italians, think of everything, no need to make up an excuse :cheese:Audi do the same in the A3...it sucks but then you have to remember how small the rhd market is compared to the lhd market.
Must admit it doesn't really bother me, except when giving the baby sitter a lift home and I have to be super careful not to seem like I'm reaching for her leg!