Discover Italy with your hire car
At Centauro Rent a Car we would like to suggest getting to know Italy thanks to a car hire that fits your needs. You can tour a country full of history and culture and that laid the foundations of western civilization. Immerse yourself in this adventure on the Italian peninsula and discover by car every corner, every monument, and every wonder that Italy has waiting for you to discover.
From Sicily to Milan, the Italian Republic is ideal to travel around by car. Its layout and road network are excellent and provide an unforgettable journey that makes travelling by car easy and with the option to stop are unusual places that would otherwise would be difficult for you to find.
Renting a car in Italy is the best way to enjoy the many treasures that each region, each city and each town has in store for you. Take this opportunity to visit some of the most secluded places and where history made its mark.
Apart from the history & culture on offer, Italy is also famous for its gastronomy. Cuisine that has become famous all around the world; well-known dishes such as pizzas, past, cheese, pastries, wines, etc., our stomachs will definitely appreciate this gastronomic trip around the Italian regions.
Driving a car hire around Italy
It is obvious that even if we have a rental car and unless we have lots of time, it will be impossible to visit every part of the country. However, there is a list of some of the best places to visit, essential for you to begin to get to know this country and one that you will want to visit again.
Rome, more than just the capital of Italy
The birthplace of western civilization is today a modern and attractive city that retains the legacy of a glorious and extremely rich past. The city of Romulus & Remus awaits us, and thanks to our care hire in Italy, we can visit some unique places such as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Vatican Museums, the Palatine Hill or the Sistine Chapel. These are just a few of the amazing sites that awaits you in Rome.
Naples, a city not to miss in southern Italy
The Neapolitan city at the foot of Mount Vesuvius is one of the best-kept secrets of Naples and easy to get to with your car rental in Italy. Of course, we recommend that you park your rental car for a moment to taste a delicious portion of Neapolitan pizza or a pasta dish made with the exquisite and well-known Neapolitan sauce.
Once we have regained our strength, we turn our attention away from food and take a tour of Naples most popular monuments: the Catacombs of San Genaro, the Cathedral, the Royall Palace, the Castle of San Telmo, Piazza del Plebiscito or the Coral Museum.
Sicily & Sardinia, a paradise so close
The landscapes and beaches of Sicily & Sardinia offer some outstanding views. Do not forget your camera! This would be a big mistake because the views are especially beautiful here and you can really get some great shots for you to share on your social network sites.
The Etna and Stromboli remind us of the volcanic origin of this Sicilian Island. Take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and try some of the rich gastronomy available on the island. Well worth it.
Sardinia on the other hand with its green coast is home to the Grotto of Neptune, the Tomb of the Giants, the Concatedral of San Pantaleon and a vast array of other paradisiac coves.
Milan & Turin, heart of the north of Italy
How different are the possibilities that the north of Italy offers us with places as diverse as Milan; the city of fashion, or Turin where the Shroud of Turin can be found. You can of course take a trip around both thanks to your rental car.
Florence & Venice: the cradle of art
With less than 300 kilometres separating both cities, you cannot leave Italy without visiting two of the mythical cities of the Italian Republic: Florence & Venice. How can you missing seeing the home of Michelangelo’s David or the city of the canals? For both cities, try to take more than one day because there is so much on offer.
Recommendations on Italian roads
The way of driving in Italy is very similar to the character of the Italians. It is important not to let the vibrant nervousness of Italian drivers affect you. Try to respect the traffic and everything will be fine.
With more than 6.500 kilometres of motorways and around 300.000 kilometres of secondary roads, Italy is an ideal place to travel around by car. In addition, it is good to familiarize yourself with the ‘Autopista del Sol’ (the Sun Motorway) known as the ‘A1’, which is a great link between Milan and Naples so you can travel from the north to the south of Italy with your rental car.
It is also important that you are aware of the speed limits around Italy. Within urban areas you cannot go more than 50 km/h; secondary roads the limit is 110 km/h and 110 km/h for main roads. On the motorway, you can travel up to a speed of 130 km/h.
Also, take care with motorbikes. Remember that in Italy, one of the most popular methods of transport is by motorcycle and you will notice this as soon as you arrive. Remember as well that you are on holiday, you don’t need to rush.
Finally, don’t get nervous about the number of tolls, you will need to get used to this. Italy is one of the countries with the highest number of tolls in Europe. It’s well worth it though to be able to have the pleasure of enjoying Italy by car.