Car Hire in Turin
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Turin, or Torino in the national language, is the fourth largest city in Italy and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, located below the Alps by the Po River. It is famous for its baroque architecture, the finest chocolate, rare white truffles and car industry. Turin translates as "little bull" and was the first Italian capital, ahead of Florence and Rome. It became famous in 2006 when Turin hosted the Winter Olympics. The city has excellent restaurants, beautiful churches and palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, art galleries and theatres. Turin is suitable for a city break all year round. Winters are relatively dry but cool with average temperatures around 2 degrees. Summers are delightfully warm, with highs around 30 degrees.
Basic info and car hire in Turin
- Location: North Italy
- Population: 843.235
- Official language: Italian
- Currency: Euro
- Weather: Continental Climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Turin are in good condition.
- Car hire in Turin: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Turin is Turin Airport. It is also a great idea to pick it up from Porta Nuova Station if you arrive by train. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Florence!
Driving in Turin
If you rent a car in Turin, you will be able to get around quickly as the city is quite large, however, it is a relatively easy city to get around. As in other Italian cities, you should avoid driving in the ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato), for which you need a permit. If you are taking a road trip to Italy by car, you should plan a visit to Turin. Before renting a car in Italy, remember that all passengers must wear seat belts at all times. A blood alcohol level of more than 0.05 per cent is considered intoxicated in Italy. Drivers with a level of 0.05 to 0.08 face fines, up to one month in jail and community service.
- Age limits: 21 years old-25 for larger vehicles
- International Driving Permit: Yes, if you are a non-EU license holder.
- Additional papers: Identification(passport), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance.
- Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), warning triangle (2 are required for all vehicles registered in Italy and one if coming from abroad), high visibility vest (recently made compulsory)- First aid kit (not mandatory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
- Children in the car: Children up to the age of 12 may only be taken in the back seat, and a suitable child seat must be available up to a height of 1.50 meters.
- Driving side of the road: Right hand
- Lights: Check that all lights are working, clean, and correctly aimed.
- General speed limits: The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although, in certain areas, the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h.
Car Hire in Turin
Most popular car hire at Turin
The most selected hire car in Turin is Fiat Panda or Opel Corsa, Renault Clio also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Turin are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Turin
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Turin. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Italy.
- Turin-Rome 7 hr 25 min (669 km)
- Turin-Florence 5 hr (434 km)
- Turin-Bologna 3 hr 45 min (331 km)
- Turin-Naples 9 hr (868 km)
What to see in Turin
Visit the Museo Egizio
This museum, founded in 1824, is the oldest Egyptian museum in the world. It has one of the most extensive collections of Egyptian artefacts outside of Egypt. Highlights include the papyri of the Drovetti collection, artefacts from the tomb of Kha and Merit, and the statue of Ramses II.
Turin Cathedral; Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista
The Shroud of Turin is a centuries-old sheet that features the faint imprint of a crucified man. Many believe it to be Jesus Christ, although this is unlikely. It has been kept in Turin Cathedral since 1578. Normally the shroud is not on display, only a large replica of it.
The Mole Antonelliana, named after its architect Alessandro Antonelli, was originally intended to be a synagogue. Today it houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, which of course celebrates Italian cinema.
Piazza Castello is, of course, Turin's main square. From here you can see the Baroque and Neoclassical Palazzo Reale, a palace from the House of Savoy that dates back to 1600.
Royal Crypt in the Basilica of Superga
This Catholic church is located just outside Turin on Superga Hill and was designed by Filippo Juvarra for Victor Amadeus II of Savoy. Here you can visit the royal crypt, which houses several tombs of kings from the House of Savoy.
Drive your rental car beyond Turin
If you want to discover the nearby cities, this is the place to be. Turin is the place to discover Italy and an ideal base for travelling abroad, as it is only a few hours from the border with France and Switzerland. In the summer months, do not miss taking a dip at the beach near Genoa, which is only an hour and a half away, or the beautiful Lake Como near Milan. If you have enough time, you can also visit the beautiful French Côte d'Azur or take a break in the Alps. If you are travelling in winter, do not miss the famous hot chocolate of Gianduia. If you love winter sports, Turin is also a very popular choice, as you will find many ski resorts, cross-country ski trails and numerous starting points for hiking nearby. Life in Turin is beautiful all year
Where to eat, drink, and party in Turin
Turin is a city of world cuisine. You can choose from restaurants for every taste and budget. The most popular dish is pizza, otherwise, locals prefer truffle dishes, fritto misto or agnolotti pasta with a glass of excellent local wines like Barbera, Barbaresco, Barolo and Brachetto. If you have a sweet tooth, do not miss the biscuits Baci di dama, Bonet Pudding or Panna Cotta, famous sweets from Piedmont. Try drinking the brandy San Simone after dinner, and the sweetest enjoy the coffee Bicerin (espresso with liquid chocolate and cream). Turin is famous for its coffee and chocolate, as it is home to the Lavazza factory and many chocolate shops that make Gianduia chocolate with Piedmontese hazelnuts. Turin also has a rich offer of gastronomy, bars, clubs and discos in the charming districts of San Salvaria and Quadrilateral Romana. Turinese and young people meet there, so it's always fun until late at night.
Best restaurant in Turin
Ristorante Del Cambio
Al Gatto Nero
Gaudenzio Vino e Cucina
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to rent a car in Italy?
A 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.
Car Hire Locations in Turin 3 location(s) foundTurin Airport, Turin Porta Nuova Rail Station and Turin Downtown
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