Car Hire in Italy

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Rome, Italy
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Rome, Italy
Fri 19/8
Noon
Fri 26/8
Noon
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Best deals found for Italy car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Italy
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£20/day

1 Nov - 5 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£19/day

20 Aug - 27 Aug
Audi A3
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£32/day

1 Oct - 29 Oct
Kia Sportage
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

1 Nov - 5 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Peugeot 308 SW
or similar Compact estate car
Up to 4 passengers

£21/day

19 Aug - 10 Sep
Peugeot 308 SW
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£24/day

19 Aug - 10 Sep
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£23/day

6 Nov - 17 Nov
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£25/day

6 Nov - 17 Nov
Audi A3
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£12/day

1 Nov - 9 Nov
Vauxhall Mokka

Italy car hire information

When you rent a car in Italy, the first term you need to become familiar with is Zona Traffico Limitato, usually displayed on road signs as ZTL. These are no-parking zones that cover the old central districts of all of Italy’s major cities. These areas are monitored by cameras 24/7, so don’t take any chances, as you are guaranteed to receive a ticket at a later point. Despite what you may have heard about fast and reckless driving in the country, the Italian police enforce speed limits strictly, and fines for serious offences after dark are 30% higher . Stick to the limits and watch out for signposted changes. There’s a further drawback to incurring traffic fines, as your car hire company may require you to pay an additional administration fee when you return your car. There are also legal restrictions on hooting – drivers are only allowed to use their horns in an emergency, which can feel like a bit of an adjustment when driving rental cars.

Booking rental cars in Italy comes with a few legal and administrative requirements. You will need to be 18 years or older and must present your valid UK driving licence as well as an international driving permit and a second form of ID – for which you can use your passport. It’s also a good idea to do a car hire comparison, as some car hire providers will charge an additional fee if the intended driver is under 25. You must also take out insurance, which can be arranged when you make your booking. Make sure to collect the relevant documentation when you pick up your car rental. It’s a legal requirement that you carry proof of insurance in your car at all times, and the Italian police are known to carry out random vehicle checks.

The busiest roads in Italy are in the regions around its major cities, and these are located all across the country. If you’re taking the car hire option and will be driving yourself, the Lazio region is the most congested of all, as it contains Italy’s famously busy capital, Rome. Not far behind is the Lombardy region, where Milan is situated. If you add the Italian island of Sicily to the mix, the region around Palermo is the third busiest in the country. The central region of Umbria has another city that experiences heavy traffic, Perugia. Lastly, the far north-east region of Piedmont contains Turin, another city where you need to try and avoid traffic build-up. You’ll also have to park outside of the older central districts of most of these cities due to the ZTL laws. Instead, you can park and walk, as these areas are fully pedestrianised.

Outside of the busy built-up areas, rental cars are an excellent way of travelling in Italy. You’ll be able to take advantage of the most scenic routes the country has to offer. Driving the Stelvio Pass is virtually a must if you want to experience some of the best Alpine views in the country. On the way, you can stop at the quaint traditional villages of Northern Italy, like Bolzano and Livigno. The Amalfi Coast drive is also quite breath-taking, starting in Naples and curving around the Sorrento Peninsula to Salerno. The world-famous region of Tuscany is possibly the most scenic of them all as you make your way through the Casentino Valley. You can enjoy local cuisine during rest stops. These road trips alone are reason enough to book car hire in Italy.


Italy car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Italy that's right for you

Small cars

£14 - £73

All Car Types

£50 - £152

The average price of a Small hire in Italy is £36. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Italy is in November. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just £14 per day. A Small car hire is typically 63% less expensive than the average car hire in Italy. The average price of a car hire in Italy can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Italy Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Italy is £72. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Italy is in December. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just £32 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 25% less expensive than the average car hire in Italy. The average price of a car hire in Italy can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Italy Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Italy is £139. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Italy is in March. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just £62 per day. A Large car hire is typically 32% more expensive than the average car hire in Italy. The average price of a car hire in Italy can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Italy is £62. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Italy is in February. The price is 68% lower than the rest of the year at just £20 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 35% less expensive than the average car hire in Italy. The average price of a car hire in Italy can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Italy SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Italy is £158. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Italy is in March. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £79 per day. A Van car hire is typically 40% more expensive than the average car hire in Italy. The average price of a car hire in Italy can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Italy is £155. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Italy is in January. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just £60 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 39% more expensive than the average car hire in Italy. The average price of a car hire in Italy can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Convertible hire in Italy is £68. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Italy is in November. The price is 82% lower than the rest of the year at just £13 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 28% less expensive than the average car hire in Italy. The average price of a car hire in Italy can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£8/day

1 Nov - 5 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£10/day

1 Nov - 9 Nov
Ford Ka

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Italy

Nearby attractions:

Ponte di Rialto4.4 mi
Basilica di San Marco4.7 mi
St. Mark's Square4.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Ercolano Ruins6.2 mi
Colosseo116.1 mi
Circo Massimo116.3 mi
Fontana di Trevi116.9 mi
Pantheon117.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Piazza Navona13.5 mi
Circo Massimo13.6 mi
Pantheon13.6 mi
Fontana di Trevi14.0 mi
Colosseo14.0 mi

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Car hire in Italy

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Italy so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

The cheapest rental cars in Italy are generally found through Car2Move. When booking with Car2Move, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £9/day, depending on the city you intend to visit. In comparison, the average price to hire a car in Italy is £62/day.

According to our data, SICILY BY CAR is the most popular car hire company in Italy. In the past month, 13% of users selected SICILY BY CAR for their rental car needs. 13 of our users have reviewed their experience with SICILY BY CAR during their stay in Italy, giving the agency an average review of 5.8 out of 10.

If you plan on travelling to Italy and hiring a car, then keep in mind that Sunnycars is the car rental agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 734 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. If you haven’t chosen a city to travel to within Italy, consider Rome, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that Sunnycars has 51 locations throughout the area.

In Italy, drivers are required to drive on the right at all times. Not doing so can result in traffic violation tickets.

The road network in Italy has been scored 4.4 for its quality (1 lowest, 7 highest). This puts it at 49 in the world out of 137 other countries. Roads will vary significantly within the country’s different regions, so use scores as a rough guide or reference for comparison.

2.38 mg/l is the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have to legally drive a car in Italy. Both residents and visitors of Italy can face legal penalties for having a BAC higher than this amount. Keep in mind that you must also be at least 18 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages, and it is not recommended to operate a motor vehicle under the influence.

The most popular type of car to hire in Italy is a Economy. 37% of our users also chose this type of car for their travels to Italy. If a Economy fits your needs during your stay, then you can expect to pay around £15 per day for your rental. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on what city you visit and what car hire company you choose.

Last week, the price of petrol in Italy was £1.59 per litre on average. This is subject to change based the city you visit, time of year, and the country’s current economy. According to our data, Italy has neither the most expensive nor the cheapest petrol prices in the world. Algeria currently has the least expensive at £0.27 per litre, while Hong Kong has the most expensive at £2.45 per litre. Keep in mind that petrol prices change regularly and may be different during your travel dates.


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