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Car rentals in Rome

In this eternal city where all the roads meet you can arrive for a day and stay for the whole life. Even if you build a route with attractions you want to visit, every time you leave your hotel and try to follow the plan, you will be distracted by unexpected site and fascinating places on your way. Whoever comes to Rome, claim that the time spent there is not enough. To discover as much as possible during your stay, get a rental car and move around with comfort and freedom.

Peculiarities of driving in Rome

This place is a perfect place to start your Italian adventure. A rental car is a key to comfortable and cheap traveling between the cities and attractions. Locals typically drive small autos like Fiat 500 as it’s more convenient to maneuver around the city. They use a horn a lot - just to greet you or to celebrate the green light.

Here are some features of driving in Rome:

  • roads are divided into 4 types - A, SS, SR, SP;
  • difficulties with parking;
  • if you are under 25 years old, you’ll have to pay extra sum daily;
  • local drivers are emotional and sometimes rude;
  • some roads are paid.

Get acquainted with the road regulations and laws before getting a rental car in Rome. The police are very strict.

Price of a rental car in Rome

There are many local and worldwide known (Avis, Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Sixt, etc.) service providers that operate in city. The rates depend on several factors such as the location of the office, class, and model of an auto, and the period of your booking.

The Fiat 500 will cost you about $18 per day. If you want to enjoy Italy with your family or friends, a rate for the spacious Ford Galaxy with 7 seats is $288 per week! Mind, that if you reserve a rental car in advance for more than 7 days, you’ll save up to 30%.

What’s included in the cost of a rental car in Rome

The price of a rental car includes:

  • Unlimited free kilometers;
  • Full gas tank;
  • Free cancellation;
  • Informational support.

If you require any extra services like full insurance or a GPS, you’ll have to pay an additional fee. The insurance is about $18 a day.

Where to get a rental car in Rome?

You can pick up a rental car at any of the airports in Rome or in its suburbs. If it’s not convenient for you, there are plenty of service providers scattered all over the city. Here are some of the addresses:

  • Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101, 00136;
  • Circonvallazione Gianicolense, 93, 00152;
  • Rome Appia - Via Lanuvio 25, Via Lanuvio 25, 00179;
  • Via Giovanni Giolitti, 34, 00185;
  • Via Baldo degli Ubaldi, 116, 00167.

Fascinating attractions in Rome

The concentration of attractions is so high that guests can cope up with it. If you spend just a couple of hours in this magnificent city, your eyes, mind, and heart will refuse to accept more impressions and emotions. It seems that you can look at its grand monuments forever and find a new interesting detail every 10 minutes. So, if you are planning a short weekend in city, you can consider yourself to be a true criminal as you deprive yourself of so many pleasures! Its historical central part is declared to be the object of the World Heritage. Here are some of the attractions you must see:

  • The Spanish Steps are considered to be the most beautiful one in Europe. It connects the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti with its fine Trinità dei Monti church and goes up to the Pincio Hill. The steps are the most charming during spring when the azalea is in blossom. It’s a romantic place that’s loved both by locals and guests;
  • One cannot visit Rome and not see the famous Piazza San Pietro. It’s an enormous plaza in front of the outstanding Basilica Sancti Petri in Vatican City. Created back in the 17th century by the famous Italian architect and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, it fascinates millions of people. It’s a must-see for everyone interested in culture, history, and art;
  • Don’t miss the majestic Coliseum - a real symbol of Rome and Italy in general. Built back in the 1st century and previously known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, it was used as a place for mass entertainments. Unfortunately, it didn’t manage to remain in its ideal state due to the all the events which took place in this region. But even as it is, the Coliseum makes you forget how to breathe and admire its greatness.

Car rentals in Rome

What to visit near Rome in a rental car?

If you would like to escape Rome for a couple of days and discover its neighboring attractions, you won’t have any difficulties finding them. In Italy, every village is a wonderful destination point, every port - is a beautiful place to spend a weekend. We advise you to include one of the following sights into your Italian vacation:

  • Assisi is a small Medieval town located on the hill. It’s a birthplace of the famous Francesco d'Assisi and it has important cultural, historical and artistic heritage. Devote a day to exploring this wonderful town with its cozy narrow bricked streets, Basilica and churches, castles and cafes. On your way back, buy some local wine at the local wineries - Sportoletti or Tili Vini;
  • If you are tired of sightseeing and want to enjoy a quiet weekend by the sea, Positano will be a perfect variant. It’s a scenic commune with plenty of colorful houses and a pebbly beach. The location of this place is so stunning, that it gives you lots of natural destinations to discover - from picturesque waterfalls in the mountains to uniques flora and fauna;
  • Pompeii is a legendary city that you can’t miss during your visit to Italy. The tragedy turned this ancient megalopolis into ruins. Only a couple of hours from the eternal city you’ll have a chance to wander along the remains of the houses that are 2000 years old. Visit the local National Museum to discover fascinating artifacts and pieces of art found during the expedition.