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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. 

Summer in Italy 

As temperatures rise and days become longer, the whole country blooms with outdoor cafés, bars, and restaurants. Enjoy relaxed sunny afternoons with a classic Aperol or an authentic gelato. To appreciate the beautiful Italian beaches, explore the breath-taking Amalfi Coast in your hire car, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


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Joseph T.

Traveling is an experience of exploration, whether it's for business, personal reasons or just to get away. Todays journeys present an environment of ever changing terms and demands. SIXT has always been a positive experience which is so appreciated by myself and those who travel with me. There is always room for more experienced customer service and competency in my life. I am ever grateful for what SIXT does and how they do it! Grazie

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Cem O.

Great customer service through Hugo, Luca and Angelo. Thanks for this great experience !!

Elise J.

Positive experience with Sixt ! Some negative comments made us be extra careful (checking the prices, taking videos before starting the location, checking additional options…) but all in all the rental and the service went very well ! Would use this agency again if needed.

Ersin Y.

Fantastic experience at sixt. The staff at desk is super helpful to get you covered with anything you need.

Thanks for making my trip a great experience. Awesome team!

Elaine C.

After previously renting from Sixt in Germany, I reserved a rental with them for my recent road trip through Italy. You read of bad experiences with rental companies but I never worried for a moment with Sixt. Before I arrived, I received emails confirming my reservation and the vehicle I had ordered was waiting for me when I went to pick it up. The little Fiat Panda hybrid was spotless and because there were a couple of unfamiliar design elements for a Canadian driver, the personable and patient staff member at Sixt, took me through them.

Returning the car was fast and easy. Again, the staff member was efficient and very friendly.

There were no hiccups or surprises renting from Sixt. The combination of a wide selection of vehicles and top notch staff make this a company I will turn to again when I return to Europe.

Maximillian K.

Carmine is THE MAN. Extremely helpful, even after a long wait. Classy service. And always providing the BEST cars.


I have left the comment only for Sixt Cagliari now but it represents both Cagliari and Alghero offices.


This was the best car rental service I have got. They were very professional and friendly, even on the phone call for the reservation. All the procedures are handled carefully and fast.


Thanks for your support guys, I am sure you make the brand value for Sixt brand!


Definitely recommended!

Perry R.

Friendly and helpful staff, good range of rental cars.

michelle i.

The pick up at the Florence train station could not have been easier- the agent was very friendly and helpful. They even brought the car to us so when we came out of the station the car was there!

Marco S.

Cordialità ed efficienza

Lelio R.

Very kind, effective and honest staff. Everything was perfect.

Platform T.

Return car part of Hertz , collegue was wonderful by changing car.

Daniel I.

I arrived over 2 hours late due to the usual Ryanair delays. There were 2 beautiful young women working with perfect English, I explained the situation and was out of there with keys to my new car within 5 minutes. Will definitely be renting from Sixt again.

Ethan L.

Incredible rental experience. Check in was quick, kind and helpful. Car was exactly as ordered and in good shape. For reference, a Fiat 500L will fit 3 hard sided 26” suitcases standing up (with rear seats all the way back) or on their sides (with rear seats all the way up. We fit 3 medium Away bags and carry-ons in the boot.


Also have to give a shout out to the returns agent! He’s the best! In and out in 10 minutes.

Daniel L.

Super service oriented personnel that proactively helped us out of a bad situation due to rescheduled flights to still be able to get our rental car!

Thomas R.

We rent for 10 days and had a new car in perfect condition, easy to drop off with Francesco, he was super friendly and easy going.

We will definitely rent with Sixt the next time.

ofir r.

The location in the airport is a bit confusing, but the service was great

Brandon S.

Denise was super helpful getting us an upgrade and guiding us through the process

Christelle H.

Really friendly excellent team!

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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