Car rentals in Italy: All you need to know
An Italy car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Texas has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Italy. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Italy?
You are on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental with us. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Italy.
What rental companies have retailers in Italy?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Italy?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas town means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Italy in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Family vacations where you need the extra room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Italy?
Typically, to rent a car in Italy you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Italy require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Italy.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Italy.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Italy. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Italy trip, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Italy rental car today
Know that you can count on a great vehicle that will leave you with money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Italy car rental. See you out here.