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 Bergamo or Ferno. 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.