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Car hire Italy

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Car hire Italy

121CarHire.com Italy is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Italy

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Italy.
  • For example: Fiat Panda
    Mini class
    For example: Fiat Panda
  • Popular category
    For example: Lancia Ypsilon
    Economy class
    For example: Lancia Ypsilon
  • For example: Fiat 500L
    Compact class
    For example: Fiat 500L
  • For example: Dacia Duster
    Intermediate class
    For example: Dacia Duster
  • For example: Dacia Lodgy
    Standard class
    For example: Dacia Lodgy
  • For example: BMW X1
    Full-size class
    For example: BMW X1
  • For example: Volkswagen T-Roc
    Luxury class
    For example: Volkswagen T-Roc
  • For example: Ford Focus Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Ford Focus Estate

Popular cities in Italy

The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

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When to book a rental car in Italy

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Car hire Italy

Location information for Italy

Italy is best explored by rental car. 121CarHire.com has over 241 pick-up locations in Italy. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

One of the most visited countries in the world, Italy can be a lot of fun on the road, with exquisite countryside and coastline galore. There are fine drives to be had wherever you are, from Rome and Florence to the lofty Dolomites, ancient Sicily and even Sardinia. Compare car hire before leaving home to explore this flamboyant country.

Transport

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Milan's Malpensa and Linate airports, Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, and Naples, Venice, and Bologna airports are the main gateways. You can also get in and around by train, while buses are ubiquitous. The best way to see the sights, however, is to drive so be sure to book a vehicle ahead of time to see the real Italy.

Car Hire Italy

It is best to arrange a vehicle before arrival as Italy is popular year-round. If you wait until you arrive, the car you want may not be available, plus it will cost you more compared to booking ahead online. Auto Europa, Hertz, Maggiore and Sixt are among the well-known firms providing car rental in Italy.

Driving

The best driving is in the north, which has better motorways and country roads than the south. Many motorways have tolls, while driving in the large cities can be a headache. Most visitors skip driving in central Rome or Milan, where speeding, gesticulating and erratic driving in general are common pastimes among local drivers. Yet out of the cities, driving becomes a pleasure.

Things To See and Do

With its rolling vineyards, cute villages and stately castles, Tuscany has perhaps the best driving in Italy. Florence is the access point to this region and a popular place for car rental in Italy. While you won't need a car in Venice, there are some nice drives from here, especially into the Dolomites. From Naples, you can drive the Amalfi Coast and from Genoa, you can head across the border to Nice in the French Riviera.

Best Time To Visit

The average yearly temperature is in the mid-20s (°C), with extremes in the 40s (°C) in the south and below freezing in the Alps. July and August can be uncomfortably hot in Rome and it is best to visit higher ground at these times. The Venice Regatta (September) and Carnival (February) are two of Italy's top events.

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
    Sicily by Car

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 121CarHire.com 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 121CarHire.com? at this location
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