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Aug 17th, 2015, 02:26 AM
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After Hours Car Rental Return in Italy.

Hello.

I have been to Italy numerous times but have never rented a car there. Due to an early morning flight out of Brindisi I would have to return the car to the airport location before the office opens at 8am. There is a key drop box but I don't feel comfortable about leaving the car in the lot without a receipt stating there is no damage and a zero balance.
Any comments or suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Ross
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Aug 17th, 2015, 02:47 AM
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When you take over the car tell the clerk that you will return the car before office hours. He will tell you what to do.

The last time I did that in Italy (it was in Livorno), the clerk said "Put the keys behind the sun visor and close the doors." I did so and everything was fine.

To be on the safe side take pictures of all sides of the car before you leave.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 10:44 AM
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If something happens to the car after you leave it but before they log it back in, you will be held responsible. Park safely and carefully and securely.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 12:25 PM
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Could you return it late the night before? The offices are probably open until 11:00p.
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Aug 18th, 2015, 12:59 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I've decided to return the car the night before while the office is still open and take a taxi to the airport in the morning.

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