Rent a car in Brindisi with Europcar
Situated on the Adriatic coast in the Puglia region of Italy, close to Naples, Brindisi is known as a destination for sun-worshippers who come for the sweeping golden sands. If you are not visiting for the beaches, or if you fancy a break from sun-bathing, there is plenty more to see in the wider region around Brindisi. Car hire is a good idea if you are travelling through the region and want to see some gems off the beaten path.
The Europcar car rental experience in Brindisi
Europcar Brindisi is conveniently located at the main airport. For those travelling in a small party, models such as the Peugeot 208 and Smart ForFour are among our most popular options. For larger groups or families, the Peugeot 3008 or Mercedes C-Class are great choices for more space.
Europcar car hire gives you more freedom during your visit, and the option to pick up and drop off your hire car from different stations gives you complete flexibility when planning your holiday.
Driving in Brindisi
In order to rent a car in Italy, you need to be over the age of 18 and hold a valid EU licence. International driver’s licences are accepted but not obligatory.
On motorways the maximum speed limit is 130 km/h, whereas on main roads and secondary roads it is 100 km/h and 90 km/h respectively. In urban areas, the speed limit is set between 50-70 km/h and lower around populated areas such as near schools.
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. In the Old Town, paid parking applies from Monday to Saturday, between 8am to 2pm, and 4pm to 6pm. On Sundays and public holidays it is usually free to park.
In the historic citadel of Brindisi, there is a ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato) enforced throughout the week. 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.
In Italy, most of the motorways are toll roads with toll charges payable by cash or credit/debit card.
When driving in Italy, be aware that there are not many petrol stations open on Sundays. Those that are open on Sundays are often closed on Mondays.
Discover Brindisi and its surroundings by car
Brindisi is an excellent base for those wishing to explore the coast and its unrivalled beaches, while inland the Puglia countryside is a landscape like no other, with its contrasting vineyards and mountainous terrain. Explore other coastal towns such as Bari (119 kilometres away) and Monopoli (75 kilometres away) or the expansive beauty of Terra delle Gravine National Park (93 kilometres away).
A particular gem of the southern coast is Lecce. Nicknamed ‘Baroque Lecce’ because of its wealth of Baroque architecture, this relaxed but pretty town has a lot to offer day-trippers. There are some great restored museums, hip boutiques and the Basilica di Santa Croce has to be visited for its incredible stonework.
Things to see in Brindisi
Popular attractions in Brindisi include the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, and the cathedral Basilica of Visitation and St. John the Baptist. For a relaxing end to the day, few places are more attractive than the harbour at sunset - watch the beautiful view with a cold drink at one of the many seafront bars.
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