For most visitors, driving in Italy is a nightmare. Sometimes, to get to some important tourist destinations, you have to drive on narrow, crowded, steep roads and with lots of curves. Sometimes, parking is hard to find, particularly in the historical cities.
However, Italian drivers is what scares foreign visitors most when they plan to rent a car in Italy.
Italians tend to drive fast and just few inches next to your car. So, driving in Italy, could cause you headaches.
Unfortunately, you can enjoy visits to many important sites, only if you have a car.
The first step is looking for any car rental companies providing you the best value for your money.
If you do a search on the web with keywords such as “Cheap Car Hire Italy“, you’ll get a lot of options to choose from. When it comes to choose the size of your car, you should keep in mind that usually parking is hard to find and that you’ll drive on narrow roads.
About driving on Italian roads, the most important piece of advice I can offer is all you need to do is not be scared of noisy drivers or of people driving their cars just few inches next to your car. You have to relax yourself and take it at your own speed.
– Where you need to rent a car in Italy most.
Tuscany is one of the tourist areas where you need to rent a car. In order to be able to visit and enjoy the large number of hill top towns not well-connected by rail, located in the countryside of Tuscany, you have to drive.
Amalfi Coast is another tourist area you could better enjoy if you have a car. However you could find it challenging driving there. Places to park a car are hard to find and the roads are narrow and crowded. Local residents seem to drive even more dangerously than the average Italian driver. However Amalfi Coast offers alternatives to driving — you have a number of buses connecting all the villages along the coast.
In Umbria, you need to rent a car, particularly for visiting most of medieval hill-top towns located there — for the same reasons seen for Tuscany.
Renting a car would give you chances to better enjoy your trip to Sicily, especially if you plan visits to the Valley of Temples.
Also, you definitely need to rent a car if you plan by yourself any wine tours or visits to wineries located in the countryside.
You need not to rent a car, if your holiday in Italy is mostly about visiting the major art cities like Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Turin, Bologna, and Naples.