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Picking up a Rental Car from Rome Termini

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I have been home from my trip for over a month now, and I thought I would post my experience in picking up a car from Rome Termini.
When I was planning my trip, the general consensus on the forum was to take a train to Chiusi, and then hire a car.
I just wanted to let everyone know that picking up and dropping off from Rome Termini is not difficult and quite easy to get out of Rome.

When you get to Rome Termini there is only one area designated for car hire. Each car hire company has its own window. There is a number system- pick up a ticket and wait.
The paper work is done at this point. I pre booked using autoeurope, and my car was from Europecar. But other agencies were all well represented...hertz, avis, thrift etc, as well as the italian car hire companies.
after the paper work is done they direct you to where they keep the cars. You need to exit the termini, and walk about 300 meters to a 7 storey car park. Our car was on the 7th floor. This is where all the cars are picked up and dropped off.
This was the hardest part in the whole process. Driving up and down the ramps was difficult because they were really narrow. There was a lot of stopping and reversing when turning.

Once out of the building it was a turn right, and then 3 turns left, and we were headed away from Rome centre. It was easy. GPS was on, and it guided us towards Tuscany. It was no more difficult than driving anywhere else in Italy.

So if you are worried about doing this - then don't be. If two australians who drive on the 'other' side of the road can do it, so can anyone.

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