Car hire in Italy
There's no better way to see Italy than by carExplore Italy by road: approach the spellbinding cities of Florence and Venice by car then venture in by foot. Sun-kissed Rome can be steered through with relish. Be sure to drive to the outskirts for Ostia Antica, the now uncovered harbour city of ancient Rome. Where would you like to meet us to begin your journey?
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Popular airport locations in Italy
Hot city hatches and country minivans: Unlock Avis in Italy
Come city, airport, island or town, we’ve got you covered in Italy. Whether you fancy a swift hatch for an urban jaunt, an elegant mini-break in a suave saloon or a spacious people carrier for a family holiday, we have the perfect car for you.
The car you pick is the car you get
Our curated collection of stylish hire cars with attitude, the Avis Select Series offers you the chance to accelerate away in the exact model you fancy.
Avis Select Series is available at many major airports and city locations in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy. Book your chosen car in the exact same way as you would our standard fleet.
And, you don't have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across Italy.
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Explore Italy off the beaten track
Meander around Sicily’s winding roads in the far south. Drive up the Campania coast, passing the astonishing Temple of Neptune in Paestum and goggle the steep cliffs flanking Amalfi. Inland is Pompeii, the city buried in ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Offshore, some of the best beaches in Europe can be enjoyed in Sardinia. On four wheels, you can hop around as many as you like.
To help you plan your trip we've created Great Drive guides to some of the best driving locations in Italy.