Car Hire Italy

Discover Car Hire in Italy

One of the must sees of Europe, Italy has so much to offer with its intoxicating beauty, extravagant art, history and people. There are several regions to Italy, each with its own highlights and reasons to visit.

A great way to explore this fascinating country rich in culture is by the flexibility and freedom of an Italian hire car from DriveAway. Discover the unique way of Italian life and the diverse landscapes between the north and south with the independence that comes with your car hire.

To make your car rental experience hassle free we have put together some driving tips and hints that we hope will be helpful to you when driving through Italy.

To catch a great price, see any current deals we may have in Italy here.

Experience Italy

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DriveAway makes hiring your car in Italy easy and affordable. Start your journey by picking up your hire car in one of the 400 depots we have located throughout the major airports, cities, railway stations and regional areas of Italy.

In the North you will find the impressive Italian Alps, along with vibrant cities such as Genoa, Milan and Bologna, each home to impressive sights and attractions, as well as slightly varied cultures unique to the area. One city in particular not to be missed here is Venice, located on the north east coast.

Central Italy is arguably the most popular part of the country. Here you can visit Rome, complete with ancient ruins of the Pantheon and Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Vatican. Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world, and you can collect your rental car downtown, or at either of the airports, and be off to see the sights as soon as you arrive.

Down in the south, Italy is different once again. Here you will find the cities of Naples, Bari and Brindisi, as well as the island of Sicily, home to Catania and Palermo. The beaches in this region are particularly scenic and perfectly suited for a driving holiday, with your hire car you can cruise along the coastline and find yourself the perfect stretch of sand.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Florence - Milan 305 3
Florence - Pisa 85 1.25
Milan - Genoa 150 1.75
Milan - Venice 270 2.5
Naples - Florence 475 4.25
Naples - Messina 495 5.5
Pisa - Genoa 155 1.5
Rome - Venice 530 5
Rome - Florence 280 2.75
Rome - Sorrento 265 3

Please Note: Some of Italy's larger cities (Rome, Florence, Milan & Pisa) have implemented Limited Traffic Zones to reduce overall congestion and slow degradation to these historic areas. Drivers who enter a ZTL without proper authorization will be fined, and in most circumstances, tourists and non-local visitors are not issued passes - only locals are permitted to drive through these zones. Click here for more information.