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        Find great car hire deals in Italy

        We can provide the best offers by comparing prices between all major car rental companies in Italy. With our selected partners, you will find not only great deals but also car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in Italy. You can compare cheap prices in Italy in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Cars with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance are included in the prices. 

        What to keep in mind when renting a car in Italy

        The minimum age to rent a car for Economy groups are 19 years old renters. Compact, Intermediate car groups are available for 21 years old renters. Full-size vans and standard car Groups are available for 25 years old renters, with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 21 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control. Therefore, it is important to remember what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire, you can buy additional coverage to travel throughout Italy without worry.

        In Italy, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing, but good to know before you begin the journey. Toll roads: When driving on the highway in Italy, you will have to take a ticket when you enter the autostrada, and you will pay it once you exit. Autostrada is the name for Italy'ssystem of toll roads. 

        Italy is known for the rather dynamic driving of the locals, so special attention and focus on the road will come in handy. Most importantly, make sure to drive according to the speed limit, do not speak on the phone while driving, and keep an eye on the signs on the road. 

        Find a cheap car hire deal in Italy

        Book a cheap car in Italy and explore all of what the continent has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local brands in Italy for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this, you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique. 

        Looking to rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine, you can find low prices for all categories, from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUVs, so you can find the car that suits your trip. With the search engine at the top, you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country, whether you are looking for a one-way trip or renting a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees and filter your preferred transmission type. Book online, and we will help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat. 

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        Best ways to travel to Italy

        There can be many ways to travel to Italy.  Many airlines fly to Italy, including their leading airlines, Alitalia and Air Italy, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Norwegian Airlines, Emirates Airline, Ryanair, Easyjet, Lufthansa, British Airways, and many more. Flights will be cheaper in the offseason and peak from June to August. It is also possible to cross-border. The vehicle can be driven in all countries in EU Countries, Including Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

        Information about Italy

        Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Italy is a Southern European peninsula shaped like a boot. Along with Greece, it is considered the birthplace of Western culture. And more importantly, it is the home of pizza, pasta, and fashion. "Il Bel Paese" offers a rich combination of artistic masterpieces that blend with culture and landscape. You will be amazed at Italian architecture and urban planning. It takes you on a journey from the Ancient Greeks and Romans to the present day that does not lag in art and culture. As a witness, Italy has 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most of any country in the world. You can see and visit churches to fortresses and castles to entire cities, Venice, Pompeii, and much more. Italy offers a wild environment with great views for nature and sports lovers. Italy's diverse flora and fauna offer many ideal conditions for an active holiday in close contact with nature.

        If you want to relax in rural areas, thermal baths, on ski slopes, or by the beautiful sea, Italy is the best place to do it. The Italians have surprised us many times in the past and still often do. They invent and produce products that are known or even famous worldwide. Pizza and pasta are probably the most popular, simple, and tasty dishes worldwide. Italian cuisine greatly influences the Mediterranean and is known for simple dishes with a fully natural and fresh taste. As we have already mentioned, fashion is home in Italy, specifically in Milan. It is the cradle of high fashion and hosts various fashion events and some of the best designers in the world.

        Suppose you are still afraid of getting bored. In that case, Italy invites you to events such as music or film festivals, the famous Carnival in Venice, La Scala in Milan, Verona Arena, etc. To have a perfect adventure in Italy, renting a car from one of the many airports and places we offer is best. Flexibility and convenience are something you will appreciate in a country with numerous tourist attractions. There are plenty of beautiful things to see. From the canals of Venice to the famous wine regions of Tuscany, the cobbled streets of Rome, and the Arno flowing through Florence to the cliffs of Positano. You will probably love Florence because of its fantastic architecture and natural beauty. Rome is one of Europe's most famous and busiest cities, and you can easily spend days getting lost in this great City.

        Perhaps the most picturesque places in Italy are the Cinque Terre and all the stops along the Amalfi Coast. Positano is the jewel of the Amalfi Coast and possibly the tone of the most romantic city in Italy. Italy has a good road network that winds through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, rugged coastlines, lakes, and historic towns. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, all are unforgettable experiences.


        Dolomites, Italy


        Tharros, Sardinia

        Why hire a car in Italy? 

        Renting a car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in Italy. You can hire a car at Rome Airport, Milan, Pisa, Palermo, or many other attractive locations in Italy. With Orbit, you can hire a car in Italy or anywhere. With cheap prices, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip to our site. We offer great deals and transparent fees with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to Italy.

        Fun facts about Italy

        • Ice cream in Italy is the best in the world and is available practically on most streets.
        • Cities like Rome, Florence, and Venice have safe, clean, and free drinking water in the city squares.
        • In Italy, and even more so in the south, dinner is never rushed, but it is a relaxed event to enjoy with family and friends. 
        • The north and south of Italy are almost like different countries. The north is an "industrialized" continental European region, while the south has a much more laid-back Mediterranean flair, both of which are great and very different.
        • No one expects you to be fluent when visiting Italy, but a few words in the native language put a smile on every face.
        • There are countries inside Italy. The Vatican is an independent country, just like San Marino. They are both impressive and worth a visit.
        Tuscany, Italy

        One-way Rental in Italy

        When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in Italy and return to another place. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in Italy do not offer to return the car to another country. However, you can find domestic one-way rental options.


        Rome, Italy



        Tuscany Road Trip 

        Florence is the ideal starting point for a Tuscany road trip, as it is the capital of Tuscany and is home to one of the largest airports in the region. Florence is not a huge city with almost 400,000 inhabitants, but it is certainly larger than expected. It is also very touristy with large crowds, especially in the centre. The most famous sight in Florence is the Uffizi Gallery, a complex of buildings that has become one of the most renowned art museums in the world. So getting your tickets in advance can be a good idea. One of the highlights is the impressive Florence Cathedral called Santa Maria del Fiore. This is probably one of the most beautiful cathedrals you have ever seen.

        Then continue your journey to Lucca. Lucca is particularly charming, and we highly recommend seeing this place. The architectural style looks very medieval, and the city of Lucca is surrounded by an excellently preserved medieval wall, which you can explore along its 4 kilometres on foot or by bike. One of the most famous places in Lucca is the Piazza dell Anfiteatro. As its name suggests, this square was built on the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre, from which it gets its characteristic oval shape. Don't miss the view from Torre Guinigi. From here, you have a fantastic panoramic view of Lucca.

        The next stop is Pisa, where you will find the most famous monument in Tuscany: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous landmarks in Italy. The Pisa Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Maria Assunta) is next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. From Pisa, you can head to Volterra, a medieval city located on a hill that can be seen from afar. Volterra's winding maze of narrow streets has the potential to be one of your favourite places in Tuscany when it is not that crowded. Volterra is definitely worth a stop. Fun fact: Volterra is also known as the City of Alabaster, as it was known for the mining and processing of alabaster. That is why you will find many shops selling alabaster products in the city centre. Most of them are typical souvenir shops.

        The next stop should be San Gimignano, one of the most amazing cities in Tuscany and known as "medieval Manhattan". As you approach San Gimignano, you will immediately see that 15 medieval towers are rising into the sky, giving the city a surprisingly unique look. One of the highlights is the view of San Gimignano from the towers. Perhaps the most famous is the Torre Grosso viewpoint.

        Then continue your journey to  Siena. Siena is located in the heart of Tuscany and is considered one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Italy. Not surprisingly, the old town of Siena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best way to start your city tour is from Siena's main square, Piazza del Campo. This spacious shell-shaped room is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists at any time of the day. From the tower of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Torre del Mangia, you have a fantastic view of Siena. You have to climb more than 400 steps before enjoying the panoramic view of Siena.  

        Your last stop could be Bolgheri. The charming little place is mainly known for two things: First, you will find many wineries in and around Bolgheri. On the other hand, the trip to Bolgheri is exceptional: you drive along the famous avenue of cypresses, the so-called Viale dei Cipressi. Centennial cypress trees line this path. Bolgheri itself is a lovely little town that is quite quick to explore. The castle of Bolgheri is worth seeing, whose door also leads to Bolgheri. Otherwise, you can hang out at one of the wine bars; there are quite a few in Bolgheri.

        Dolomites Road Trip

        This Road Trip offers some of the most exciting driving opportunities in Italy. It goes from Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo and offers magnificent scenery as you wind past rugged sawtooth peaks and over high mountain passes. From Bolzano, head east towards Ponte Nova, where you will see the towering granite peaks of the Dolomites for the first time.

        Then continue towards Val di Fassa, a magnificent valley framed by forested slopes and huge rocky peaks, up to the 2,239 m high Passo Pordoi. The descent from here is slow, but you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking view as you corkscrew out to La Villa in spectacular Val Badia. This is a severe sports ground with excellent skiing in the winter and wonderful hikes in the summer. You can continue directly to Cortina d'Ampezzo, the elegant complex that marks the end of the road. 

        Most popular cities in Italy

        Most popular destinations in Italy

        1. Rome

        2. Milan

        3. Rimini

        4. Naples

        5. Venice

        6. Turin

        7. Perugia

        8. Pisa

        9. Parma

        10. Ancona

        11. Bologna

        12. Bari

        13. Bergamo

        14. Florence

        15. Verona

        16. Brindisi

        17. Genoa

        18. Treviso

        19. Sorrento

        20. Imperia

        21. Civitavecchia

        22. La Spezia

        23. Salerno

        24. Pescara

        25. Brescia

        26. Bolzano

        27. Arezzo

        1. Milan Airport Malpensa

        2. Rome Fiumicino Airport

        3. Rome Ciampino Airport

        4. Naples Airport

        5. Venice Airport

        6. Milan Airport Linate

        7. Pisa Airport

        8. Florence Airport 

        9. Bergamo Airport

        10. Bari Airport 

        11. Turin Airport 

        12. Bologna Airport 

        13. Verona Airport

        14. Pescara Airport 

        15. Rimini Airport

        16. Milan Central Railway Station

        17. Salerno Railway Station

        18. Brescia Railway Station


        What you need to know about renting a car

        What do I need to rent a car in Italy?

        credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

        How old to hire a car in Italy?

        The minimum age to rent a car for Economy groups are 19 years old renters. For Compact, Intermediate car groups are available for 21 years old renters. Full-size vans and standard car Groups are available for 25 years old renters. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 21 years of age.

        Do I need car insurance in Italy?

        Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Italy with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

        Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Italy?

        In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

        Do I need an international driving license in Italy?

        Drivers license issued in Italy or within the European Union does not have to provide an international drivers license. For drivers with a license issued outside of the EU will need to have an international driving license as well as your standard driving license. You must have both licenses with you at all times while driving a car in Italy.

        How do I find the cheapest car hire in Italy?

        You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period. 

        What is the cheapest rental car in Italy?

        You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Hyundai I10 and Fiat Panda often provide the best prices. 

        What is the best car rental company in Italy?

        You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise Rent a Car, Alamo, Keddy by Europcar, SurPrice Rent a Car, Ecovia, Sicily By Car and Locauto. 

        What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Italy?

        You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Fiat Panda, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Fiat 500. 

        Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I rent a car in Italy?

        Most car rentals in Italy offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

        How much to hire a car in Italy?

        We have found prices down to 8 GBP per day. However, this may depend on the rental period, location and company. 

        Can you take a hire car from Italy to Slovenia?

        Yes, most car hire companies will allow you to drive over to Slovenia while you have a vehicle for rent. It is a good idea to talk to the agent at the counter about this before heading out on the road. To get all necessary information needed. 

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        Cities in Italy

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