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The ultimate Renaissance city, Florence seduces visitors with its impressive architecture, elegant restaurants, artistic masterpieces and general Tuscan charm. Famous landmarks and tourist attractions include Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral (known as the Duomo), the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), and the Uffizi art gallery.

Located in the middle of Italy, south of Bologna and Milan, Florence and its surrounding countryside are best experienced with the convenience of a rental car. 

The Europcar car rental experience in Florence

Florence has three convenient Europcar stations, with a fourth just outside the city. If you are flying into the airport, you can pick up your car rental as soon as you hit the tarmac. 

If you are travelling as a couple or small group, a city car will be ideal for your trip, with the Smart Forfour or Fiat Panda being great options. Coming to Italy as a family? Larger models such as the Peugeot 3008 offer more space for a comfortable journey.

Make the most of your time in Florence by picking up your car rental from one station and dropping it off at another if you want to explore further afield in Italy. 

Vans are also available, and we offer short- and long-term vehicle rentals.

Driving in Florence

Your US driver’s license is valid for rentals in Italy. 

The maximum speed limit is 130 km/h on autostrade (freeways), 110 km/h on main roads, and 90 km/h on secondary roads. In urban areas, the speed limit is set between 50 and 70 km/h, indicated by signs. Speed limits are often lower around populated areas, such as near schools. 

In wet weather conditions, the speed limit is reduced to 90 km/h on roads outside built-up areas and 110 km/h on autostrade

In built-up areas, parking is permitted on the right-hand side of roads with two-way traffic. In a one-way street, it is allowed on both sides of the street, but only if there is at least three meters of space left in the road. 

Blue road signs and markings indicate paid parking zones. White road markings mean parking time is limited but free. Yellow parking bays are reserved for special vehicles, police, disabled etc. On Sundays and public holidays it is often free to park.

In the center of Florence, there is a ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato) from Monday to Saturday evening. Only residents or permit holders can enter this zone. Be aware that this area is monitored by cameras and you will be fined if you enter without a permit.

Most main roads across Italy are toll autostrade. Toll charges can be paid with cash or credit/debit cards. 

Plan your journeys carefully, taking into account that many gas stations in Italy are closed on Sundays. Those that are open on Sundays are often closed on Mondays. 

Discover Florence and the surrounding area by car 

While there are plenty of attractions to see in Florence, car rental gives you the freedom to explore more widely. 

Popular destinations you can reach in about an hour’s drive include Pisa and its leaning tower, Siena with its magnificent piazza and cathedral, and the famous wine region of Chianti.

Further afield, there is the stunning beach town of Rimini (110 miles away); the home of prosciutto ham, Parma (120 miles); and Rome (145 miles).

An hour by car from the center of Florence, Lucca is a must-visit town in the heart of Tuscany. Famed for its perfectly preserved Renaissance city walls, Lucca has several museums, churches and palaces that are not to be missed. It is also a cultural powerhouse, with yearly festivals dedicated to film and photography, as well as the Summer Festival, which has welcomed international musicians such as Eric Clapton.

Other things to see in Florence

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most romantic cities in Italy, Florence will enchant you with its collection of world-class art galleries like the Uffizi, boutique shopping, elegant eateries in attractive piazzas, and numerous picturesque green spaces. In addition, its Tuscan location means you are never more than a short car ride from spectacular countryside.

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Car hire at Florence is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Florence for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Florence. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Florence with certified commitments.