All those who want to use car rental in Italy, will be in a position to choose between many attractive places, beaches, castles and forrest regions.
Italy is placed on the large Apennine Peninsula in Sothern Europe, between the Adriatic Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ionian Sea and Ligurian Sea. Because of its unusual shape, Italy is also called “lo Stivale” or the Boot. With an estimated population of more than 60,7 million people, it is the fourth most populous country in the European Union.
Its continental neighbors are France, Slovenia (renting a car in Slovenia), Austria (car rent in Austria), Switzerland (car renting in Switzerland) and two city- states: San Marino and Vatican, which is located in the heart of Rome, Italian capital and the largest city. Besides its continental part, Italy has sovereignty over Sicily, Sardinia and other small islands.
Of course, the official language is Italian, and the official currency is the euro, which replaced domestic lira in 2012.
Italy is a parliamentary democracy, with the prime minister and president. There are three major political parties: Forza Italia, Democratic Party and Five Star Movement, which make the majority in the bicameral Parliament. Administrative division is a very complex, with more than 8,000 municipalities, nine metropolitan cities and 20 regions.
Geographically, it is extremely diverse country. All those who want to use car rental in Italy, will be in a position to choose between many attractive places and natural regions. People who like hiking and skiing, the Apennine Mountains and the Alps with highest peak Mon Blanc will be an ideal location. Northern and Southern parts are famous because of the moderate climate and romantic small villages, which definitely should be on your radar if you like traditional cuisine and excellent wines. Of course, sun seekers will be delighted with a long and narrow shore, which hides some of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Italian economy, despite all problems, crises and recessions, is considered as the world’s eighth largest. It has very diverse and strong industrial sector, which covers almost all important productive branches. Of course, Italy is especially appreciated in the car industry, where the Fiat takes a dominant place. Agriculture is also very developed, with products that are recognized in the global market, including wines, pasta, cheeses, olive oil, etc.
About car rental in Italy
Roads in Italy are in excellent condition, with quality asphalt and modern traffic signalization. On highways, you can drive up to 130 kilometers per hour, while the speed in urban areas is limited to 50 km/h. Between cities, allowed maximal speed is 90 km/h.
Using car rental in Italy can be a really unforgettable experience. Make sure that you collect all information about your trip routes, because in some cities, you will not be able to drive to the center, because of the traffic restriction.
Like in the most parts of continental Europe, you must drive on the right side of the road.
All foreigners who want to take car rental in Italy must be older than 23 years, with driver’s license older than one year. All younger drivers will have to pay an additional 14 euros.
An international license is not required, except if you have document of non-Roman alphabet.
Complete insurance plan costs approximately 20 euro per day.
Prices vary from city to city and type of car you want to rent. For example, renting a small city car at the Fuimicino Airport in Rome would cost you about 50 euros. For luxury cars such as Audi A4 or similar, you will have to pay approximately 300 euros per day.