Do you need to rent a car for your trip in Italy?
You can do it easily using:
Driving in Italy:
The various cities
and towns of Italy are connected by over 300,000 km (185,000
miles) of roads. This includes 6000 km (3700 miles) of the
AUTOSTRADA or motorway. Tolls that vary according top distance
must be paid. Salerno–Reggio Calabria, Palermo–Catania and
Palermo–Mazara Del Vallo stretches are toll-free. The secondary
roads need no tolls and are really very good. Road signs are
international. Many petrol stations are closed from noon to 3pm.
Visitors are advised to check locally about exact opening
times. More information on the Italian motorway network is
available from the Societa Autostrade (www.autostrade.it)
regulations: Italy, like many other countries of Europe has its
traffic driving on the right. Speed limits are 50kph (30mph)
in urban areas, 90/110kph (55/65mph) on country roads, 130kph
(80mph) on motorways. Un-dipped headlights are prohibited
in towns and cities, but are compulsory when passing through
tunnels. All vehicles must carry a red warning triangle, available
at border posts. If you are fined the fine amount will have
to be paid on the spot. Where ever you are in Italy, if you
have a breakdown, just dial 116. Inform the operator where
you are, your plate number and type of car and the nearest
Automobile Club of Italy (www.aci.it) office will be informed for
International and Italian firms offer self-driven hire service
in most cities. The rates and conditions vary. With some companies
you can book this service from your own country, through the
company agent or the air services. Cars can only be booked
locally, and small firms are usually cheaper. It is possible
to contact these agencies either at the air port or at the
Information Counter of your hotel.
Other car rentals:
Avis has offices in Rome
at 38 Via Sardegna (tel: (06) 4282 4728; fax: (06) 4201 0282)
or 1231 Via Tiburtina (tel: (06) 413 0812; fax: (06) 413 1414
or 413 1778).
Hertz are located at Ciampino Airport (tel:
(06) 7934 0616; fax: (06) 7934 0095).
Many special-rate fly/drive
deals are available for Italy.