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Car Hire in Italy


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Europcar in Italy

With ancient ruins, rustic countryside and an unrivalled food and drink culture, it’s not hard to see why we love Italy. Renting a car in Italy allows you the practicality of getting from A to B, but to also see places off-the-beaten track like the historic Bergamo. You might be relaxing on the beach or enjoying a swinging city, using Europcar will help you get the most out of your Italian Holiday.

There are 192 stations situated throughout Italy, in practical airports locations like Milan, Rome and Naples. Sicily, off the southern tip of Italy, is another popular destination. Renting a car from Palermo or Catania allows you to see the island at its fullest. 

Europcar car hire specific offers and benefits in Italy

Customers can access the following advantages when choosing Europcar Italy.

Do not waste any time getting on the road. Use our free Online Check-In process to speed up the car hire pickup. Complete any documents and payments details beforehand, so when you arrive in Italy it’s just a signature or two and you are on your way. 

Discover Europcar’s international loyalty scheme Privilege programme, with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. When you rent with us, the Privilege loyalty programme gives you reward points. With Privilege you get a free weekend’s car hire, every time you move up a tier level.

Driving in Italy

You do not have to possess an international driver’s licence to rent a car in Italy - a EU licence is accepted.

The national speed limit is 130 km/h on motorways, 100 km/h on main roads, 90 km/h on secondary roads. In urban areas, the speed limit is set between 50-70 km/h, indicated by signposting. Speed must be reduced according to visibility at night, in school zones, and narrow or steep roads. Depending on weather conditions, the speed limit changes to 90 km/h on roads outside built-up areas, and 110 km/h on motorways. 

Parking in Italy is a bit different. In built-up areas, parking is permitted on the right-hand side of the road with two-way traffic. In a one-way street, parking is allowed on both sides of the street, but only if there is at least 3 metres space left of the road for cars to pass. 

In big towns, paid parking zones are enforced and indicated by blue road signs. Paid hours can vary and some times of day are free, such as Sundays. Zones with limited parking times are indicated by blue stripes. In the capital city Rome, parking is prohibited in the historic centre from Monday-Friday, between 7am-8pm.

Vehicle hire in Italy with Europcar

Italy is a country ideal for discovering by car. Europcar provides a fleet for all kinds of road trips in Italy, whether you are renting a city car for the weekend (Nissan Micra, SMART FORFOUR are our bestsellers) or are hitting the road for a family trip. You can also live la dolce vita in a luxury car rental such as an Alfa Romeo Giulietta or Audi A3. Europcar Italy also offer van rental with reliable models like Peugeot Expert or Iveco Daily

What not to miss while driving in Italy

Situated in southern Europe, at the heart of the Mediterranean basin, Italy is a country rich in culture, majestic landscapes and fresh produce. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture in Florence and Venice, and walk through Rome’s living museum of ancient ruins, frescoes and ecclesiastical wonders. Outside of the cities, you can get lost in the impressive beauty of the Alps, or soak up the romance of chic coastal towns like Manarola in Cinque Terra and Sorrento.

We are proud to be European leaders in car rental. To find out more about the Europcar car hire experience, be sure to visit our car rental page!

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Car and van hire at Italy 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 Italy for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Italy. 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 Italy with certified commitments.