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Car Rental Italy

 

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Renting a Car in Italy

Italy is a very beautiful country. To be able to see more of it you will want to be mobile. If you are an experienced driver, renting a car is a great way to travel and explore Italy. You will get the most of the different views of this beautiful country by in a private vehicle than by any other means of transportation.

In the country that built the Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Lancia, and Maserati, driving around is easily accomplished. The autostrades or highways connect all of the country. They are paved and maintained and can get you across the country.

It is best if you do your research and make your arrangements to rent a car before you leave your country. This ensures that you are prepared for the costs and your vehicle will be ready and waiting for you when you need it. Usually, the costs are lower when you rent from your local agency or online than from the Italian branch of the same company.

You can rent cars through your travel agent. You can make arrangements with the local office of a car rental company that has a service in Italy or with online companies such as Auto Europe, Budget and Europcar just to name a few.

Requirements for car hire in Italy are you must have an international driver’s license. If you don’t have one yet, best get one before you start shopping for a car to rent. Having this tells their government that you can drive and are aware of your responsibilities as a driver and will obey their road rules.

You must also be at least 18 years old and have held your license for at least a year. Drivers below 25 years of age may incur a surcharge. Some car rental companies prefer that the primary driver or person renting the car be at least 25 years of age.

Make sure that you are covered with the proper insurance before renting a car. Italy requires that you have a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection. These are mandatory and you will not be allowed to rent a car unless you acquire these.

A carte verde (green card) frontier insurance valid for 15, 30 or 45 days, should be issued to cover your rented car before you leave for Italy. You will need a regular Italian insurance policy if you will be driving for more than 45 days.

Instead of driving yourself, you might prefer to hire a driver as well. You should be aware that the speed limit on the autostrades for example is 130 km/h. If you are uncomfortable driving this fast, it is best that you have a professional handle the wheel on your behalf. You can make arrangements for this with your car agency as well.

Do note as well that certain cars may not be rented to you based on your age.


 


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