Italy Car Rental

Italy Car Rental FAQs

To rent a vehicle in Italy, the minimum age is 19. Vehicle class restrictions may apply. To learn more, start a reservation above.

To rent a car in Italy, you'll need: 

  • Driver's license that has been held for at least one year and is readable in English or Latin characters.
  • International Driving Permit (IDP)
  • Valid ID (Driver’s license or passport can be used; for non-EU visitors, an International Driver Permit is required if your license is not written in English.)
  • Credit card in the driver's name. 

Top Driving Tips in Italy

When driving in Italy, there a few key things to remember:

  • You cannot make a right turn on a red light, even if you have stopped and traffic is clear.
  • In certain cities, street names are engraved on the sides of buildings rather than on road signs.  
  • When parking in a lot or on the street, most areas require you to pay for a ticket from a parking meter. Place it in a visible spot on your dashboard to avoid parking tickets. 
  • Be sure to ask a branch employee what type of fuel your vehicle requires. Diesel fuel is more common in Italy than it is in the US.

Italy Car Rental Locations

With so many things to do and see in Italy, renting a car will allow you to visit world-renowned attractions like the iconic Colosseum and beautiful Ponte Vecchio at your own pace. Renting a car is especially helpful if you're visiting a widespread, rural area like Tuscany, since public transit typically does not stop in these areas.