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Italy Car Hire

Choosing a holiday location to travel to in Italy is not easy given the number of great places on offer.

Colosseum Rome ItalyTouring is one of the best ways to pack in as much as you can and car hire in Italy makes the experience even better with some of the most awe-inspiring scenery seen from any roads in Europe. Italy has a good road network with motorways (autostrada) running the length and breadth of the country although most charge a toll for their use. If driving extensively toll charges can mount up, for example a journey from Milan to Naples on the A1 Autostrada will cost €50.60 and Florence to Rome €16.30 for a car. Driving in Italy tends to be fast with speed limits on motorways set at 130 kph (81 mph) although legally 150 kph (93 mph) can be set on some motorways under certain conditions.

Italian DolomitesThere are many direct flights from the UK and picking up rentals in Italian cities provides the cheapest car hire in Italy with the capital Rome being the most popular. If you enjoy city breaks then Italy has a list as long as your arm of some of the finest cities in the world worth visiting. Italy also offers fantastic winter skiing in the North where cheap Italian car hire can be found in Milan and Turin. Other regions in the North with stunning scenery include Tuscany, and Umbria which can be accessed from Florence and the home of Italy's most famous structure, Pisa, with its Leaning Tower. To the south, car hire can be found in Naples and for a unique Italian experience visit the island of Sicily off the south coast or Sardinia off the west coast. 

Sorrento, Neapolitan RivieraItaly airport car hire is the most popular choice and leisurecars.com has all the latest deals and prices at all Italian airports including Milan Malpensa, Florence Airport and Naples Airport as well as the gateway to the capital, Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Tuscany, ItalyLeisurecars.com offers both city centre and Italy Airport rental locations with flexibility on pick up and drop off to also allow one way car hire in Italy, well worth considering if touring around Italy. There are many great trips such as along the Amalfi Coast and through the Dolomites where convertible car hire in Italy would add to the experience.

Leisurecars.com has a great choice of available cars from economy and compact vehicles like the Fiat Panda and Opel Corsa for 1 or 2 people, mid and full size like the Peugeot 407 and Mercedes C Class and SUV hire such as the Suzuki Jimny. Larger vehicles like a people carrier or 7 seater Fiat Ulysse or a minivan like the 9 seater Fiat Ducato or Peugeot Expert can also be hired. Additional extras such as sat nav hire, additional driver, infant seat, child toddler seat or booster seat, ski rack and snow chains can be pre-purchased at a supplement. Both manual and automatic transmission is also offered on vehicle rentals.

One important consideration is whether to rent a car with a diesel or petrol engine. If you are used to driving a vehicle with a diesel engine then you can restrict the search results to only show diesel powered rental cars.

Rent a car with leisurecars.com who offer the latest deals and offers from both independent local and international car rental companies to help source cheap car hire in Italy.

Leisurecars.com offer a low deposit at the time of booking and no excess insurance for car hire in Italy which can be pre-purchased to reduce liability if the vehicle is accidentally damaged, involved in an accident or stolen during the rental period.

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