Car hire in Rome
The perfect hire car will soon be yoursWhether you fancy a sprightly compact for an urban jaunt, a dependable estate, a suave saloon or convertible, or a spacious people carrier, we have the perfect car for you. Plus, Avis’ curated Select Series collection is available in Italy, where the car you pick is the car you get.
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Popular car hire locations in Rome
Your journey starts here
Rome is easily accessible by car. Explore the city and its surroundings with Avis. From the gigantic Coliseum, echoing with the sounds of long ago gladiatorial tournaments to the Pantheon, dedicated as a temple to all the gods during the reign of the ancient empire, fast forward in time to stand agog under the ornate ceiling of Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel.
Drive a little further out to Ancient Rome’s greatest thoroughfare, the Appian Way, where Spartacus and 6,000 of his followers were crucified. Scoot across to the nearby Park of the Aqueducts and mooch underneath the gargantuan Aqua Claudia that cuts through the park, as it reaches the end of its 45 mile run (along which 184,000 cubic metres of water once poured into Rome each day).
Remember, you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire in Rome and beyond.
Beyond RomeCentrally placed for exploring the rest of the country, leave this thriving metropolis and drive through the scenic Italian countryside that surrounds the city. Journey into mountainous Abruzzo with its Norman castles, three national parks and a huge network of safe, signposted hiking trails.
Visit one of a number of hilltop hamlets, like Santo Stefano di Sessanio, and negotiate its steep narrow streets housing medieval buildings – some of which have been restored into an evocative ‘scattered hotel’.
Further afield, motor down from Rome to Pompeii, the city buried in 79AD. Allow a half-day to wander the ghostly Roman streets. Continue to the immeasurably attractive Amalfi Coast but be ready for some swerves: 1,000 hairpin bends have been counted along this stretch.
Worried you’ll get lost?
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax. Request yours when you book.