Car rental in Italy

Old Dec 31st, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Car rental in Italy

What company is the best car rental agency to rent in Italy. We would like to rent a car in Siena, Italy for about 5 days to tour the countryside.
 
Old Dec 31st, 2006, 07:02 PM
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We've had good luck with AutoEurope and Hertz. Looking at 2007, right now Hertz seems to have the edge for rates for the type of car we're looking at.
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Old Jan 1st, 2007, 07:52 PM
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We use Europecar and have never had any complaints - except for the year they gave us a Lancia that was so big my foot couldn't reach the clutch pedal. My husband had to do all the driving that year.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2007, 05:41 AM
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Hi K,

www.novacarhire.com
www.autoeurope.com
www.gemut.com
www.kemwel.com

are all brokers. They will arrange a car for you with one of the major rental agenices at lower rates.

You should have an International Driver's Permit in Italy.

See www.aaasouth.com/travel_drivers.asp#idp

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Old Jan 2nd, 2007, 06:50 AM
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You need to check prices from a few sources. The brokers such as Autoeurope/Kemwel do not always offer the best prices. You also have to pay at time of booking with the brokers. The cost is refundable if you cancel. For Italy, Avis sometimes has excellent rates.
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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 10:06 AM
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Has anyone ever rented from Argus car rental?
http://www.argusrentals.com/Europe/I...Gelsomino.html
It appears they have some good rates and cars, but I just stumbled upon them. Thanks.
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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 10:11 AM
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Does anyone know why rates would be so different on the europcar.it website compared to booking on the europcar.com site. When I use the Italian site, the quote is 750 Euros, and when I use the American site, the cost for the same vehicle, same period of time is $1,500+ - Is it possible to book directly on the Italian site from the US?
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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 11:03 AM
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Hi P,

>Is it possible to book directly on the Italian site from the US? <

Yes

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That's what I'll do then! Thanks.
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