Rent a Cheap Car in Italy & Travel in Total Ease
|Minimum age to rent a car in Italy:||21|
|What Do You Need to Rent a Car in Italy||– Driver’s License, an ID, and a Credit Card|
|Minimum rental period:||1 day|
Compare and book the best-in-the-industry car rental deals for Italy on VIP Cars form top agencies & explore the country’s many offerings – scattered about its Northern and southern regions – in absolute freedom. Whether it is its majestic European culture, its abundant UNESCO Heritage sites, exotic wine, food and breathtaking natural landscape, in a rental car, not only will you be able to explore the cities but would also be able to plan day trips and road-trips for a more meaningful travel.
Italy is every traveler’s dream and by renting a car you can drive through its vast Mediterranean coastline, various vineyards, utterly beautiful little towns and villages on your own time & as per your own schedule. You can rent car with us online – in three easy steps, search, compare & book – or by calling our booking support. We provide 24/7 booking assistance through live chat feature, WhatsApp, email and phone.
Italy Car Rental Tips:
- In many Italian cities, like Florence and Rome, there are many ZLT (Zone of Limited Traffic) areas which also include city historic centers. Non-resident traffic is barred in these areas, so avoid ZLT zones for one wrong turn can lead to heavy fines. Park the car and explore on foot.
- Almost all highway roads in Italy have tolls, have a word with the supplier about what provisions do they offer for toll payments. Usually it is the renter’s responsibility to pay these; tourists are allowed to pay in cash or through their credit cards.
Our Partner Car Rental Companies in Italy
VIPCars have been providing deals for Italy through a variety of suppliers that have their offices at all major airport and city locations within the country. So no matter whether you are planning to visit Rome, Florence or Milan, we can help you arrange the rental as per your luggage-space and leg-room requirements without much ado.
The following are the car hire companies we work with in Italy:
Popular Italian Cities You Can Explore in a Rental Car
With a rental car, you can accomplish a lot of your travel goals in Italy; our suppliers offer the option of one-way and allow the travelers to take their cars to a variety of locations within Italy. And Inclusions like unlimited mileage further encourage the travelers to have the abundance of places to drive to but there are certain cities that must not be missed when planning an Italian vacation.
Popular as the city of love, Rome is full of majestic architectural marvels, churches, piazzas, Renaissance-era cathedrals and a vibrant nightlife.
Rome’s Major Highlights:
- The Pantheon
- St. Peter's Basilica
- Roman Forum
- Castel Sant'Angelo
An Italian city made of boroughs, Venice is an attraction in itself with Gondola ride, Canal, piazzas, museums, bridges and beautiful Basilicas.
Venice’s Major Highlights:
- Doge’s Palace
- Basilica di San Marco
- The Grand Canal
- Rialto Bridge
- Gallerie dell’Academia
With architecture masterpieces in every nook and cranny, Bologna is full of colors - yellows, oranges and red. Full of life, this Italian city has historic attractions, exquisite delicacies, rich nightlife and theater atmosphere to offer.
Bologna’s Major Highlights:
- Piazza Maggiore
- Towers of Bologna
- San Petronio Basilica
- Fountain of Neptune, Bologna
- Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca
City with grand palaces, beautiful boulevards and royal history, Turin is also home to the popular FIAT automobiles. City with rich history and art galleries, Turin is also an important industry and technology hub of the country.
Turin’s Major Highlights
- Museo Egizio
- Mole Antonelliana
- Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja
- National Museum of Cinema
- Royal Palace of Turin
With so many beautiful Italian cities to cover, a road trip with a car rental is often a wise way to make the most of your stay in this European country.
One-way Options & Cross Border Option Available with Italy Car Hire
With VIPCars and suppliers you can request one way – both domestic and international. While some suppliers like Ace allow the car to be taken to Croatia, France, Slovenia, and Switzerland, others like Enterprise also permit cross-country into Austria, Belgium, Finland and even UK. Read the deal specific car hire T&Cs to know the countries that the suppliers allow cross-border to. Note that these supplier charge extra fee for this service, and in case you don’t want to make the back trip you can also request international one-way – in this case you will be paying both one-way and cross-border fees.
Some popular cross-border trips that travelers book with us and our partners:
Car Hire Italy to Croatia
Distance : 875.3 km via E35
Most popular road trip: Milan to Dubrovnik
Car Hire Italy to Slovenia
Distance : 814.4 km via E35
Most popular road trip: Trieste to Ljubljana
Car Hire Italy to France
Distance : 1,299.6 km via E35
Most popular road trip: Venice to Paris
Car Hire Italy to Switzerland
Distance : 837.2 km via E35 and A1/E35
Most popular road trip: Milan to Zurich
Car Hire Italy to Germany
Distance : 1,340.0 km via E35/E45
Most popular road trip: Milan to Munich
Italy Rent a Car – Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need an IDP to rent a car in Italy?
You need an International Driving Permit to drive a car rental in Italy only if your driver’s license is in a non-Latin language. Note that an International Driver’s Permit can be obtained from your home country & it only acts as the official translation to your Driver’s license (DL). In absence of DL, companies refuse to let you take the rental even if you have an IDP.
Can You Rent a Car in Italy If You Are 18?
Usually the car rental companies operating in Italy allow only those drivers to rent cars that are at least 21 and have a minimum one year’s driving experience, but some companies do allow even 18-20 year olds. However they charge a young driver surcharge – which is applicable to all who falls under the age of 25.
What Insurance Do I Need to Rent a Car in Italy?
All the basic insurances like collision damage waiver, theft waiver and third party liability etc are offered by the suppliers with the deals; they are the basic insurances, for higher coverage you can buy additional insurances at the rental desk. If you have an auto insurance have a word with your insurance company to confirm whether they cover rental vehicles or not, and if they do ask the supplier to remove the insurances from the car deal for your insurance will not cover any charges if the rental agreement is inclusive of standard insurance.
Can I rent a car in Italy with the US/Canadian/International driver's license?
You can drive your rental car in Italy with your native driver's license (DL), no matter whether you are US, Canadian or UAE resident. However, note that if your driver's license is not in Roman alphabet, you will need to carry either your International driver's license or your DL's official translation.