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Car hire in Italy with SIXT

Fall in love with architecture, gastronomy, and art with your car hire in Italy. Find us at several locations in major regions of Italy, including cities like Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, Naples, and Olbia – whatever your itinerary, count on us to be there for you every step of the way. Choose from our fleet of modern vehicles at affordable prices and discover Italy at your own pace. To navigate the narrow city centres and finding precious parking spaces, choosing an economy car is your best option. Now, if you’re planning a visit to one of the many wineries in the country, our minibuses are perfect for accommodating large parties. 

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SIXT’s services in Italy

Hire a car in Italy with SIXT and find the right option that can fit any style and budget, from compact to spacious, economy to premium. Whether you want a short or a longer stay, enjoy our flexible terms for weekend and weekly rental. If extra space is what you need, our roomy 4x4 is the right choice for you. If you want a lavish experience, choose our premium MPVs and sports cars from top brands like BMW, Jeep, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. Need sat nav to find your way, or want to add an additional driver? It’s easy and practical to add these affordable extras to your car hire in Italy. 

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Italy car hire FAQ

What do I need to drive a hire car in Italy?

UK driving licences continue to be valid in Italy. With other non-EU licences you must provide a passport and it's suggested you carry an International Driving Permit. If in Europe for more than 6 months then an EU licence is required.

Can I book a one-way car hire?

One-way car hire bookings are possible in Italy. Simply select your pick-up branch and then a different return branch in Italy to check availability. One-way bookings are perfect if you are flying in and out of different airports in Italy.

At what age can I hire a car in Italy?

You need to be at least 18 years old and have held your licence for at least a year to hire a car in Italy. Once you've selected your branch in Italy you can filter the available car categories by age. All drivers under the age of 25 are required to pay a young driver surcharge.

Can I drive my hire car outside of Italy?

Yes you are able to drive your hire car across the border in France as well as the majority of countries in Europe. Please use our rental information page for more detailed information about using your hire car outside of Italy.

Can I hire a car without a credit card?

Yes, as well as credit cards, you are also able to pay for your car hire with all major debit cards in Italy.

Is it worth having your own hire car in Italy?

While Italy in general has a good rail coverage, it can be really valuable to have your own hire car. Especially when you want to explore more rural areas in Tuscany or Sicily, or heading to more mountainous regions. With your own hire car you are free to explore the country at your will.

Best places to visit in Italy

  • Florence: The charming capital of Tuscany captivates visitors with its picturesque and historical architecture, with important landmarks like the Duomo di Firenze and Ponte Vecchio. Discover more of Tuscany’s gastronomy at the Mercato Centrale. Art lovers should not miss the opportunity to visit the Accademia gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. 
  • Bologna: Italy wouldn’t be the same without its impressive architecture, and Bologna doesn’t disappoint, with the imponent leaning Towers of Bologna and Piazza Maggiore at the heart of the city. Less touristy than Rome and Venice, the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region is the perfect destination to discover Italy without the crowds. 
  • Verona: The city that inspired William Shakespeare’s famous play offers lovebirds everywhere the opportunity to fall in love with its picturesque streets. Visit Piazza Bra, the main square in the city, and explore the historical centre easily, with monuments like the Verona Arena and Juliette’s House only a few minutes away. 

Winter in Italy 

Take advantage of the fewer crowds and mild climate to discover some of Italy’s main attractions, like the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican City in Rome. If winter sports are your thing, discover the beautiful mountains of the Italian Alps and visit its many resorts to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Choose a spacious hire car with room for all of your luggage and equipment. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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