TRENTO--Anyone who has been to Italy knows that you can get to just
about anywhere in that country via train.
But driving is the choice for those who want the freedom to go
where they want when they want. There are some challenges to
driving around Italy, such as expensive gasoline--the per liter
cost in lira translates to about $3 to $4 a gallon, cash only--and
learning to read the road signs.
Car rentals are available from several firms. Auto Europe has
282 locations throughout Italy, including all of the international
airports there. Model sizes range from economy to full size as well
as minibuses that seat up to nine people. Weekly rates range from
$269 for a two-door Fiat Punto economy car with no air conditioning
to $4,404 for a Mercedes-Benz SLK convertible.
All rates include unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver,
theft protection, value-added tax, personal accident insurance,
third-party liability insurance and fire protection. Not included
are any surcharges for cars picked up at an airport.
Phone: (800) 223-5555
Fax: (800) 235-6321