Car Rental in Italy

Drive a premium and affordable car rental in Italy by making a reservation with SIXT. Our diverse fleet is filled with a selection of cars from a variety of top-tier manufacturers, including BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. Friendly English-speaking customer service agents are there to help you with all your needs. To rent a car in Italy, you can choose from multiple locations in cities across the country, including Milan, Rome and Florence. While a convertible is a great choice for those that will be driving along the coast, a sedan or SUV are convenient for anyone driving through the country’s mountains. 

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SIXT Services in Italy

With SIXT, booking a car rental in Italy is easier than ever before. There are numerous car rental categories for you to choose from, including compact cars, sedans, minivans, SUVs and luxury and exotic models. You can easily customize your reservation to fit your needs by selecting bookable add-ons, like GPS, an additional driver, or car seats for children. Different flexible rental periods are available depending on how long you need a vehicle, including for one day, weekly, and monthly. 

SIXT Services in Italy

Good to know when you are visiting Italy

Car rental under 25 in Italy

You must be at least 18 with a valid driver’s license for 1 year to rent with SIXT in Italy. An underage driver fee applies for those under 25. Some car categories have a higher minimum age for rental. 

Driver's license requirements

You must have a valid driver’s license for at least 1 year, depending on the car category. Renters with licenses in a non-Roman alphabet must also present an International Driving Permit or an official translation. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Italy

 A valid driver’s license for at least 1 year, along with a major credit or debit card are required. If your license is in a non-Roman alphabet you also need an International Driving Permit or official translation. 

Payment methods

We accept credit and debit cards from international credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express in Italy. Some car categories can only be rented with a major credit card. 


You can travel to other EU countries depending on what car category you booked and which of our 3 zones the country is in. Be sure to ask if you are unsure about crossing borders in your rental. 

One-way car rental in Italy

 It is best to ask before booking if a one-way rental between your desired cities in Italy is possible. A fee may apply. 

Best places to visit in Italy

  • Milan: Known for being one of the most fashionable cities in the world, Milan has an endless number of things to see and do, whether it be climbing to the top of the Duomo di Milano, going shopping at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or exploring the Sforzesco Castle. 
  • Rome: A trip to Italy would not be complete without discovering the capital city of Rome. Pay a visit to the iconic Colosseum, go to St. Peter's Basilica, known for being one of the world’s largest churches, or make a wish at the famous Trevi Fountain. 
  • Florence: Art and architecture lovers will be delighted to spend some time in the city of Florence. You won’t want to miss out on going to the Uffizi Gallery to see its Renaissance masterpieces or the medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge that is surrounded by charming jewelry shops. 

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. 


  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 from 13880 Ratings

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!

Elena Z.

Good service, fast pickup right at the airport, the whole process took 10 minutes. No complaints about the condition of the car itself. Fast car return process (5 minutes).

Stephanie O.

We had exceptional personal service at Sixth Car Rental located at Florence central

train station…we were 30 minutes early to pick up our car and Diana was so professional and located a comparable vehicle so we didn’t have to wait. She explained how to get the vehicle in the garage and gave us explicit instructions on how to exit. Our representative made what could have been a stressful situation very easy. Our Audi vehicle was clean and in good shape and was an enjoyable ride throughout our time in Tuscany. I would not hesitate to rent a vehicle from Sixth Car Rental and truly believe it’s the go to car rental agency when renting a car in Europe…

Dan F.

Florence Sixt rental was brilliant. Car was in good shape, very fuel economical and the gentleman inspecting my car after 4 days in the Tuscan countryside was honest and fair.

Timothy H.

Great staff, painless experience. Yahi helped us get exactly what we needed and was very competent. Picking up and dropping off the vehicle was also very easy. In addition, the location close to the Vatican was much easier than the car rental locations around termini. We will definitely use them again!

earl c.

The Service was very helpfull and friendly.

Piotr Z.

Totally loved it! As much as I’m traveling, I can say the experience was hassle-free and pleasant. Antonio and Daniela were super helpful and friendly. Highly recommend going to this branch of Sixt in Napoli!

Angelo Di P.

Rapidi, efficenti,cortesi

Neil L.

We rented a car from Sixt at Palermo airport in June 2022 and had an excellent experience. This is the third time we have rented from Sixt and will certainly do so again. Fabiana and Claudia, who handled our rental at the Sixt office at the airport, were both really friendly, professional and helpful. We would especially like to thank them for making our rental experience so easy and smooth. They are good representatives for the Sixt company and deserve their 5 star rating. Neil and Ruth, from Ireland.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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