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Feb 24th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Car Rental-Umbria 2 Days/Sicily One Week-Need Recommendations Please

Can anyone recommend reliable, honest car rental companies that they have used in Umbria and/or Sicily? We are staying in Bevagna for two nights and would like to be able to pick up a car somewhere conveniently located near the train station in whatever town is best for pick up. Then in Sicily, we would like to pick up a car at the Palermo airport and return it to Catania airport. I know we must obtain international driver's licenses in order to drive in Italy. What about insurance there? Is it included with the rental?
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Feb 24th, 2009, 07:37 PM
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Topping with hopes for help
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Feb 25th, 2009, 05:31 AM
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Hi Gale - From Bevagna your nearest town with one of the major car-hire companies would be Foligno (- Avis), I think.

Between Palermo and Catania airports I think you'd have a choice of most of the main companies, e.g Avis, Hertz, Maggiore, Europcar etc.

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Feb 25th, 2009, 08:53 AM
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I go to Italy a lot and usually use www.rentalcargroup.com for a good comparitive website for cities allover Italy. I would reccomend renting your car at the airport when you arrive in Italy or else in Umbria small towns and villages you will be limited in choice and higher prices.
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Feb 25th, 2009, 09:15 AM
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HI GS,

Try www.kemwel.com, www.autoeurope.com, www.sixt.com, www.novacarhire.com.

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Feb 26th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Steve - Thank you so much for your help. I thought maybe Foligno was the closest. Also, thenk you regarding another post that you so genersouly helped me out with. I was able to find a driver for our early morning departure, from Positano to the Naples airport, for E 100.
ilbster -thank you for your recommendation. So you would wait until you arrive to rent? I thought perhaps it would be better to have this secured before we left. Have you had good success with this approach?
ira - Thanks for the links to these companies! I will check the sites and see what I can come up with. Do you generally make arrangements before you go?
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Feb 26th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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We stayed outside Spoleto for a week 2 years ago, and got and returned our car in Foligno -- we used AutoEurope and it was very easy. Who are you using for your driver from Positano to the Naples airport? We will be doing the same thing in May -- early morning departure from Naples, but we'll be staying in Praiano.
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Feb 26th, 2009, 02:23 PM
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Hi Sea_Marks-I narrowed it down to two and believe we'll use Renato
www.carsorrento.it
here's another possibility too
www.francescomarrapese.com
Thanks for the rental car rec!
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