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When to book a rental car in Italy

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Location information for Italy

Italy is best explored by rental car. CompareCarHire.co.uk has over 241 pick-up locations in Italy. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

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.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    110 km/h
  • Language
    Italian
  • Popular car category
    mini
  • Popular rental companies
    Avis

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CompareCarHire.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
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