Italy Car Hire

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Italy attracts travellers from all across the globe, drawn here not just for its fantastically varied scenery – ranging from bustling cosmopolitan centres like Milan to the wide open splendour if the Tuscan countryside – but for its Ancient Roman past, jawdropping architecture and truly unique atmosphere. One of the most stylish countries in the world, fashionistas will find heaven in the country’s endless designer flagship stores. And all this without mentioning the country’s most iconic export – it’s cuisine – pasta, stews, fresh salads, gelato and vino to die for. Winery tours provide a popular route to explore Italy by car, as do the gorgeous lakes of the Lombardy region – but no matter which area of Italy you head for, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable time.

Things to Do in Italy

With airports serving ever major Italian region, and plenty of car hire options both at the airports and within all the major cities, Italy really is your oyster. From rural retreat to partying in Milan, skiing in the alps to swimming in Lake Como, you can really tailor your trip to suit you. That said, Italy has more than its fair share of must-sees that travellers of every type would be happy to tick off their to-do-before-I-die list.

Top 3 Must See: Italy

  • The Colosseum in Rome

  • Exploring the canals of Venice

  • The Vatican Museums

There’s the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Vatican in Rome, Rome’s ancient ruins, travelling back in time to Pompeii, visiting the home of the Godfather in Sicily, and the art and architecture of Florence and Siena. As well as must-see places, there are plenty of must-do experiences – like eating at least two scoops of gelato a day, sampling the local wine wherever you go, and trying to eat your own body weight in pasta and gnocchi.

Drive Around Italy

Driving in Italy’s major cities can be a tad on the stressful side, their drivers are often noted for their…passion. In fact, it’s been voted the toughest country to drive in by British motorists. But for all the tiny, winding compact city streets, traffic jams and erratic road users, it also offers up some of the most beautiful drives of all time. Some of the most scenic driving in the world can be found around the Tuscan region. Climbing these winding hilltop roads past lush vineyard after vineyard, stopping off in the dusty local town squares, still resembles a scene from the movies. These narrow roads do require some careful driving, and we’d recommend that wherever you’re travelling to in Italy by car, whether a city break or a rural jaunt, that you choose a good Sat Nav to escort you.