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Italy Car Rental- Where to pick up in Venice?

Italy Car Rental- Where to pick up in Venice?

Old May 5th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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Italy Car Rental- Where to pick up in Venice?

We are looking at renting a car to visit Lake Como a few days before heading to Tuscany for five days for a friend's wedding. I thought of renting the car in Venice and returning to Pisa when we depart. What location should I choose to pick up in Italy? We are staying at Foscari Palace. Thanks!
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Old May 5th, 2007, 02:31 PM
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Well, that's easy enough. You're right next to the Ca d'Oro vaporetto stop, and directly across from the Rialto Fish and Veggie Market. Just take the #1 vaporetto up to Piazzale Roma, which is where you pick up your land-based transportation, and you have all your car rental agencies there waiting for you.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 04:31 PM
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There is only one place---Piazzale Roma.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 09:13 PM
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Thank you. When I was on Autoeurope.com they gave me four or five options, so, I wasn't sure. They said the one train station, a few other locations and then of course the airport. I will look for that one on the list.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 09:30 PM
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ditto. You want to pick up at Piazzale Roma - which is actually IN Venice and easily accessible. No point in going to Venice Mestre, the airport etc.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Hi JC,

>When I was on Autoeurope.com they gave me four or five options,

The options are VCE, Mestre train station and 3 locations at Piazzale Roma.

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Old May 6th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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AutoEurope may even give you four or five options all at Piazzale Roma. That is because each actual agency (Hertz, Avis, Europcar, etc) has their own place. That is why I always pick up the phone and call AutoEurope as an agent can help get you the best deal without your trying each individual address (meaning a separate agency) for each estimate.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 08:10 AM
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I am wondering why, in the article on Apulia in today's New York Times, the writer (who has lived in Italy) recommends renting from Maggiore, the agent for Hertz and National, I believe.
Any merit to this?
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Old May 6th, 2007, 08:12 AM
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I recently booked a hire car to do exactly the same, picking up in Venice & dropping off at Pisa airport. While some companies I tried online gave a choice of Piazzale Roma or the airport, somehow the PR option never seemed to work so I ended up booking a car for picking up at the airport.

I don't suppose you are a) British and b) a member of Air Miles, are you ? The best price I got was through them (using money, not miles) - £160 for 8 days, one way hire, everything included except the optional excess waver insurance which we don't bother with. It is actually with Avis but the Air Miles was a lot better than their own.
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