Dropping rental car in Venice?

Oct 18th, 2005, 05:53 AM
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Dropping rental car in Venice?

We just arranged to take the train from Rome to Orvieto. We will be based in Tuscany for 4 days then head to Venice where will be leaving from (returning to Canada). When reviewing the car rental returns, the only option for Venice is to return the vehicle to Venice Downtown
Piazzale Roma, 496-e. Any comments? Should we train to Venice from somewhere instead?
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Oct 18th, 2005, 06:05 AM
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I would not drive to venice solely only to have to spend your arrival time returning a car...UNLESS there is somethjing you want to see along the way and having a car is the best way to do it.

Otherwise I would drop the car in a most conveneint place and take the train to venice and be done with it.
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Oct 18th, 2005, 06:38 AM
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Hi Mishka,

Piazzale Roma is a very large parking area about two blocks from a vaporetto stop.

Why go through the bother of turning in your car in another city and then taking the train to Venice.

It will probably cost more as well.


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Oct 18th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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I agree with ira. You won't have any trouble with returning at Piazzale Roma - - though you should watch out for the hustler/"porters" who will want to take your bags for you to the vaporetto or water taxi - - nearly taking them out of your hand, and then trying to hold your bags "hostage", insisting on a "tip" or "fee" of 10 or 15 euro per bag, for their 30 yards walk.

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Oct 18th, 2005, 12:06 PM
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Ira - thanks for your reply. However, on the website, autoeurope doesn't give me the option of where to drop the car off? Or can I arrange that when I pick the car up?
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Oct 18th, 2005, 03:01 PM
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I'm not sure that you need (? get?) an option of where to drop the car in Venice. Piazzale Roma is either the only - - or one of two choice(s), with the other being the airport; Pzzle Roma is what you want.
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Oct 19th, 2005, 05:27 AM
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I'm not sure what the problem is. Are you worried about getting lost driving in downtown Venice?

Don't be. The `last stop' for cars is the Piazzale Roma, at the end of a long causeway. It is no problem to get to it, or to get from there to where you're going.
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Oct 19th, 2005, 05:53 AM
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Hi mishka,

I went to www.autoeurope.com.

Pickup in Orvieto at the railway station

Dropoff in Venice at
Piazzale Roma, 496-e

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Oct 19th, 2005, 09:25 AM
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Thanks Rex, Cap, Ira....as I have never been to Venice nor really know what to expect, I got a bit worried. But, alas, have calmed all of my anxieties with respect to this car issue and I will book it today! Wow - can't believe I will be there in a few weeks. THanks!!!!
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Oct 19th, 2005, 09:42 AM
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Happy to help, M
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Oct 19th, 2005, 10:30 AM
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I'm adding this just as a bit of further reassurance: dropping the car off at Piazzale Roma is very easy. I gather from you second message that you will be there in November. That should mean no crowds or lines to return the car.

Signs to Piazzale Roma and the large parking garage are very easy to follow. You will have a wonderful time.
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Oct 19th, 2005, 08:01 PM
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You're welcome.
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