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Locauto, Greenmotion, Europcar, Alamo

Italy Introduction  
  1. Home to 49 World Heritage Sites, history showing the start of the Roman Empire, rolling landscapes, master works of art, classical music, global names of fashion, pizza & pasta, football, Ferrari, more vineyards then anywhere is world and the birthplace of Leonardo di Vinci, Michelangelo and many other names from history.  Best of all, most of these can be found from the north all the way to the south tip, all under a Mediterranean climate and all cities in driving distance from each other. With so much to accomplish, collect your car hire and spend some time exploring all that is on show.

Italy Top Cities  
  1. Sorrento

    The quiet town of Sorrento on Italy's west coast may not have a massive list of tourist attractions or even many holiday resorts, but what it does offer is the start of one of the world's great road trips. It may only take an hour or two, but driving between Sorrento and Amalfi along the Tyrrhenian coast line is trully stunning and provides sights which you'll remember forever.

  2. Sicily

    The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea with plenty of natural beauty and stunning landscapes, Sicily is a fine choice for those wanting a sunny European retreat. With the magnificent Mount Etna being able to be seen across the island and the rocky Scala dei Turchi striking an impressive pose, simply collecting car hire and adventuring across the island is a great way to spend your time.

  3. Milan

    Milan is an inspiring city with attractions both physical and atmospheric. In fact, many people come to Milan just to walk the streets, people watch the locals and soak in a simply unmatchable culture. Of course this isn't to say that the city doesn't hold any major attractions, the Milan Cathedral, the San Siro and the magnificent Sforza Castle plus many more all waiting to be explored.

  4. Rome

    The Capital of Italy and with its 2,500 year old history, Rome is one of Europe's biggest attractions. With multiple top rated world attractions, many iconic historical sites and with Vatican City within the city limits, Rome's popularity grows year by year and continually wows a global audience. With the mighty Colusseum being an icon of the city and much more Roman Empire architecture throughout the street, these are only the starters of the visit. Of course, food is a great attraction but when this is combined with all the cultural importance, religious symbols and great weather, it's easy to understand why Rome is continuously one of the World's most visited cities.

  5. Venice

    We think it’s safe to say that nearly everyone knows what the deal is with Venice.  Romance. Made up of many different individual islands, Venice's geography is like that of none other and with the canals which are iconic to the city, is certainly worth exploring. With warm summers and mild autumns, many people come to this part of Italy simply to put their feet and explore this wonderful city.

  6. Naples

    In the shadows of Mount Vesuvius is the Italian city of Naples. The third largest city in Italy and one with a wealth historical artefacts, architecture of cultural significance and the relaxed atmosphere only found in the country, Naples has become a more popular tourist location for those wanting to escape some of the larger and busier cities.

  7. Pisa

    Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 88,332 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area) contains more than 20 other historic churches, several palaces and various bridges across the River Arno. The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century.

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  1. Country Driving Rules: Italy

    Minimum Driving Age: 18

    Keep to the: RIGHT

    Seatbelts: Compulsory for all passengers.

    Children Seat Rules: Children less than 36Kg and 150cm must be placed in child seat or booster. Children less than 10kg must use a rear facing seat and when possible in the back row of the car.

    Speed Limits: 50Km/h in residential areas, 90Km/h depending on rural location, 110Km/h on duel carriageways and 130Km/h on motorways.

    Alcohol Consumption Limit: 0.05% and very strict for going over, including fines and confiscation of vehicle. Young drivers and adults with 3 or less years of driving experience are forbidden to drink and drive under any level.

    Mobile Phone Use: Mobile phone use is illegal unless using a hands free device.

    Road Conditions: Road conditions are good and well managed in all parts of the country.

    Weather Conditions: Split between the north 1/4 and south 3/4. Southern Italy and from Florence down has a year round Mediterranean climate with warm summers and wet and winder winters. Northern Italy and the closer you get to Switzerland and the Italian Alps can get hazardous during winter months with freezing temperatures and deep snow.

    Vehicle Break Down Rules & Requirements: Each car with more than two wheels MUST carry a warning triangle & reflective jackets which are required for leaving the vehicle on carriageways and motorways during night time and low visibility. From 1st November until 1st April many Northern provinces require the use of snow chains/winter tyres and are well sign posted if needed.

    Emergency Assistance Number: 112

    Traffic Lights: Standard 3 colour system (Red, Amber, Green)

    Toll Roads: Many roads in Italy are toll roads which require a payment to use.

    Driving Health and Safety Tips: In Southern Italy during the summer months it is recommended to carry plenty of water and stop and rest every few hours. In the Northern boarders with Switzerland and Austria it is recommended to keep away from remote areas of the Alps unless in a vehicle which can manage tricky conditions.

    Other: Dipped headlights are compulsory outside residential areas.

    Use of radar equipment is prohibited and will result in a fine between €803 and €3212

    On-the-spot fines are given for speeding and other serious offences. From 22:00 to 07:00 all fines are increased by one third.

Italy Top Airports
  1. Rome Fiumicino 'Leonardo da Vinvci International Airport, FCO, Rome
    Milano Malpensa Airport, MXP, Milan
    Linate Airport, LIN, Milan
    II Caravaggio International Airport, BGY, Bergamo
    Venice 'Marco Polo' Airport, VCE, Venice