Europcar in Italy
With ancient ruins, rustic countryside and an unrivaled food and drink culture, it’s not hard to see why we love Italy. Renting a car in Italy allows you the practicality of getting from A to B, but to also see places off the beaten track like Bergamo or Ferno. You might be relaxing on the beach or enjoying a swinging city, using Europcar will help you get the most out of your trip.
There are 192 stations situated throughout Italy, including practical airport locations like Milan, Rome and Naples. Sicily, off the southern tip of Italy, is another popular destination. Renting a car from Palermo or Catania allows you to fully explore the delights of this wonderful island.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Italy
Customers can access the following advantages when choosing Europcar Italy.
Don’t waste any time getting on the road. Use our free Online Check-In process to speed up the car rental pickup. Complete any documents and payment details beforehand, so when you arrive in Italy it’s just a signature or two and you’re on your way.
Discover Europcar’s international loyalty scheme Privilege Program, with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. When you rent with us, the Privilege loyalty program gives you reward points. With Privilege you get a free weekend’s car hire, every time you move up a tier level.
Driving in Italy
You don’t have to possess an international driver’s license to rent a car in Italy - a US license is accepted.
The national speed limit is 130 km/h on autostrade (freeways), 100 km/h on main roads, and 90 km/h on secondary roads. In urban areas, the speed limit is set between 50-70 km/h, indicated by signposting. Speed must be reduced according to visibility at night, in school zones, and narrow or steep roads. In bad weather, the speed limit changes to 90 km/h on roads outside urban areas, and 110 km/h on autostrade.
Parking in Italy is a bit different. In urban areas, parking is permitted on the right-hand side of the road with two-way traffic. In a one-way street, parking is allowed on both sides of the street, but only if there is at least 3 meters’ space left in the road.
In big towns, paid parking zones are enforced and indicated by blue road signs. Paid hours can vary and some times of day are free, including all day on Sundays. Zones with limited parking times are indicated by blue stripes. In the capital city, Rome, parking is prohibited in the historic center from Monday-Friday, between 7am-8pm.
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Italy is ideal for discovering by car. Europcar provides a fleet for all kinds of Italian trips, whether you’re renting a city car for the weekend (Nissan Micra, SMART FORFOUR are bestsellers) or hitting the road for a family trip to the South. Or live ‘la dolce vita’ in a luxury car rental including Alfa Romeo Giulietta or Audi A3. Europcar Italy also offer van rental with reliable models like Peugeot Expert or Iveco Daily.
Situated in southern Europe, at the heart of the Mediterranean basin, Italy is a country rich in culture, majestic landscapes and fresh produce. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture in Florence and Venice, and walk through Rome’s living museum of ancient ruins, frescoes and ecclesiastical wonders. Outside of the cities, you can get lost in the impressive beauty of the Alps, or soak up the romance of chic coastal towns like Manarola in Cinque Terra and Sorrento.
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