Renting a car in Italy can provide the liberty to move around and see the sights whenever it suits you. But it’s crucial to have a rental car that’s compatible with the driving and parking conditions of the surrounding environment. You may be visiting artistic heritage sites, historical locations, or just making contact with the locals, whatever your journey, you’re probably curious about what the proper vehicle for Italy could be. Here are some thoughts depending on the specific type of trip you have in mind.
Best Car for Summer Weather
If you’re aiming to be in Southern Italy during the summertime, you might consider renting a convertible. It can be tempting to rent a sedan, but the first-class beaches and vivid landscapes are better appreciated without a roof and doorframes obstructing your vision. Not only will your view of the world-famous beauty of Italy be maximized, so will your parking skills. That’s because the increased visibility a convertible offers can make maneuvering into parking spaces more efficient.
Best Car for Traveling Around
Are you heading to the picturesque mountainous areas of Italy? It’s a good idea to rent an SUV. You can also rest assured that an SUV will hold all your things and allow you to sit comfortably. Otherwise, a sedan will be practical driving to and around the small towns.
Best Car for Restrictions within the City
Driving in downtown Rome requires that you know where the limited traffic zones (ZTL zones) are. If you rent a car from one SIXT’s many convenient locations in Rome, you’ll have a ZTL pass and so will be able to access all areas of the city without worry. Otherwise, you are only eligible to get a ZTL pass if you’re a taxi driver, live or work in the city, or have a disabled placard. GPS is not a reliable way to detect ZTL zones because they sometimes change and because GPS typically doesn’t take ZTL zones into account when recommending the shortest route to your destination.