Renting a car in Italy is one of the best ways to explore the country. From Verona and Venice to Tuscany and Rome, renting a car in Italy allows access to amazing places across the country. We’ve driven through most of Italy, have visited most of the major tourist attractions and cities and seen over 30 of its UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Provided you take some time to understand Italian driving rules, we highly recommend renting a car in Italy to have the freedom to explore the country to the fullest.
Our Fiat 500 in Italy….so much fun!
After numerous trips and thousands of kilometres on Italian roads, we feel we finally have enough Italian driving experience to offer the best advice on driving a rental car in Italy! These tips and tricks will help make your driving experience a little easier and get the most from your rental car in Italy.
that the presence of Zeus, which are restricted traffic zones, means driving in Italy can be challenging at times. However, once you understand how they operate it’s easy to avoid breaking the rules and the fines that follow!
Quite simply, renting a car is one of the best ways to explore Italy. Having a car gives you the flexibility to get off the beaten track and see the lesser-visited Italy. From the rolling green Tuscany hills to the tiny mountain top town of San Marino to the ancient city of Pompeii, having a rental car allows you to forge your own route across the country. With the flexibility of a rental car, you have the freedom to spend time in incredible towns such as Pienza, Siena, and San Gimignano or explore the towns surrounding the crystal clear waters of Lake Garda.
once you plan your trip by car in Italy it’s relatively easy to visit all parts of the country. A little advance planning is needed for arriving in bustling cities like Turin, Milan, Verona, Venice, Rome, and Florence
Italy is a very popular destination during the summer months so it pays to reserve your rental car well in advance both in pricing and availability. We recommend using Gocarsnow.com to reserve your car as they have the best selection and prices that we’ve found – Gocarsnow.com
We’re huge fans of road trips and have driven rental cars in over 40 countries so we have a lot of experience renting cars in foreign countries.