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Car hire in Italy

Is it a mere coincidence that Italy, the world’s authority on couture, is shaped like a boot? Car hire in Italy is the supreme and possibly only way to savour the nation’s fascinating culture, picturesque landscapes and luscious cuisine. Compare cheap car hire in Italy right here and plan your trip around this historic and delectable country.

Major airports and ports

UK and European citizens can fly with major air carriers to Milan and Rome international airports. Other main entry points are Naples, Bologna, and Florence. With its extensive coastline, Italy also welcomes a million visitors every year to its shores at ferry and vehicle ports in Napoli, Venice, Rimini and Genoa, to name just a few. There are plenty of companies offering car rental in Italy at all of these sites, but booking in advance is advised as you will save money Italy car hire depots are located in most of the country's major towns and cities, check before you travel.

Transport

Buses and trains run to the country’s towns and rural areas and run on reasonably reliable schedules. State owned metered taxis are a better choice than non-regulated services, but drivers prefer the serve only urban routes and will rarely drop off passengers in lesser-known places. Self-driving in Italy is by far the easiest way to get around for those who like dancing to their own beat.

Driving tips

Holders of international driving permits and English language licences are authorized to drive through Italy’s streets, while 18 years is the legal driving age for those with UK permits. Motorists should drive on the right-hand side and strictly observe speed limits. Alcohol allowance is lower than in the UK, at 0.50 mg/ml, so be sure not to over indulge.

Places to visit

Those who are tired of the touristy and over-crowded cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome should take the road less travelled by and visit the country’s hidden gems. Foodies should flock to Parma, where good cuisine is taken in more seriously than in the rest of the country. Visitors can also join pilgrims at coastal Ravenna and view historical and UNESCO World Heritage-protected structures.