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Unearth the Treasures of Italy
There are so many reasons to visit Italy, with historic cities, picturesque countryside, glorious coastlines, mountains, lakes, incredible food and wine; the list seems endless. Hiring a cheap car in Italy is a great way to get the most out of your visit, with a network of highways (autostrade) taking you through the heart of Italy’s most spectacular scenery. Collect your economy rental on arrival at Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO), Florence Peretola Airport (FLR) or Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and let your Italian adventure begin.
Any visitor to Italy should spend some time in Rome, the nation’s capital, often referred to as the 'Eternal City’. Packed full of famous historic sites that includes Vatican City and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, as well as the great Roman architecture of the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, it is the ideal city break location. From Rome, you can drive south to Naples and the beautiful Amalfi Coastline. Amalfi Drive is a road literally carved into the rock that takes you on a succession of hairpin bends along Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline. Starting in Sorrento, the road passes through the picturesque towns of Ravello and Positano on the way to Salerno. Take time to visit Mount Vesuvius and the ruined city of Pompeii, and don’t forget to try some of the world’s finest Neapolitan pizza in Naples.
North of Rome, nothing beats driving your cheap car in the beautiful region of Tuscany. Spend a few days in the Tuscan capital of Florence, a city full of great history, art and architecture, including Brunelleschi’s domed cathedral, the Santa Maria del Fiore, or The Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery. From Florence, you can drive to Pisa, known for its iconic leaning tower, or to Siena, a picturesque university town where you can spend a relaxing afternoon in the beautiful town square. Take a drive along the Via Chiantigiana, or the ‘wine road’, which leads you through the very centre of the Chianti region and some of Italy’s most famous wine producers.
In northern Italy you will find yourself in the stylish city of Milan. Admire the style and glamour of the boutiques of Quadrilatero d'Oro, or 'rectangle of gold'. From Milan, it is just a three-hour drive, via Verona, to Venice. Driving a car in Venice is not possible for obvious reasons, but there are plenty of parking opportunities outside the city. Venice is a city to be explored on foot or by boat, and you can enjoy hours of wandering alongside canals, relaxing in glorious piazzas such as St Marks Square, or taking a ride on a Gondola. The city of Bologna is also well worth a visit, not least for its wonderful collection of paintings by famed local artist Morandi.
On Italy’s eastern coastline, sits the glamorous Italian Riviera. Drive along the Aurelian Way (Via Aurelia), where highlights include the rugged villages of Cinque Terre and the fabulously chic town of Portofino, one of the most exclusive spots along this stretch of the Ligurian coastline. Wherever you travel in Italy, you will be captivated by its magnificent history, natural beauty and its warm and welcoming culture, so explore at your leisure with one of our Italy cheap car rentals.
Average car hire price in Italy, Jul - Oct
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Car rental insights
- Weekly rental price in Italy: 113.4
- Most rented car is Peugeot 107
- High season average price: 50
Cheapest car in four monthsMercedes C Class Auto Stationwagon €117 per day Book now
Low Cost Car Hire
Bingo Car Rental is the place to come if you are looking for cheap car rental in Italy. For a family vacation or road trip with friends, hiring a car is often the cheapest way to get around, giving you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your will. Find out how you can keep your rental costs to a minimum when you search online with Bingo Car Rental, so that you make big savings on your holiday. We are able to present you with prices that are up to 30% cheaper than renting the same cars directly from the car rental company, and by comparing prices from the leading car rental agencies such as Avis, Sixt and Europcar, we ensure you get the rental car you are looking for at the lowest rates available online.
Rent an Economy Compact Car in Italy
A compact car, supermini or small city car… whatever name you give it, this is the most economical car you can rent in Italy. Ideal for couples, small families or city driving, not only are compact city cars the cheapest rental category, you will also find that these simple little run around cars keep fuel costs to a minimum. Look out for cars that deliver a good fuel economy (65 mpg being a good return, 80mpg is excellent), such as the manual transmission Volkswagen Polo with a diesel engine that delivers 74.3mpg or the Peugeot 308 Hdi, a great little small family car that delivers an impressive 79mpg. The Peugeot 107 and the Toyota Aygo are also reliable low price small cars, so choose a supermini with excellent fuel efficiency and find out for yourself how much money you can save.
Family Car Hire at Cheaper Rental Rates
If you are travelling with a family and luggage, or are planning to travel long distances, a mid-size or full-size car is what you need. You can find cheap mid-size cars to hire in Italy, including the Toyota Auris Hybrid and the sporty Hyundai i30 automatic tdi. The larger Toyota Prius Hybrid is also a good option, delivering an impressive fuel economy of 83.1mpg, saving you money on your gas. Other cheaper full-size cars include the Volkswagen Passat and the Mercedes C Class, giving you the space and comfort you need for a long journey whilst you reduce rental costs and petrol consumption.
Low Price 7 seater Car Hire
For travels with a large group, hiring a 7 seater minivan is probably the cheapest option. 7 seater cars come in a range of shapes and sizes, from the most economical 5+2 estate car up to a larger 7 seater MPV or minivan. If you are travelling with children, a 5+2 stationwagon is probably your cheapest option, such as the Peugeot 307 Wagon (with Sat Nav). The additional seats are ideal for kids, but not always suitable for adults and long distances, and you may need to consider a larger MPV or minivan. A compact MPV will be the lowest price 7 seater rental and recommended models include the Peugeot 508 5+2 TDI and the Volkswagen Touran 5+2.
Renting Cheap Minivans, 8 Seater Vehicles and Vans in Italy
Renting a Minivan or People Carrier in Italy is the cheapest way to transport 8 or more people, and you can take advantage of the great deals that Bingo Car Rental can offer online. The Chevrolet Spin is a simple yet stylish and comfortable 8 passenger MPV, the 9 seater diesel Fiat Scudo is an economical minivan, whilst for larger groups, the 12 seater Hyundai H1 delivers a great performance and excellent fuel economy. If you are planning a long road trip or a weekend in the country, a Toyota Previa Campervan rental might be the cheapest option for you, providing you with the freedom to travel in comfort and style, as well as an affordable, comfortable and safe place to sleep.
SUV and 4x4 Car Rental at Budget Prices
If it is an off-road vehicle you are looking for, or an impressive sporty looking SUV, then find out what cheap deals are available on SUV and 4x4 hire. If you want to save money on fuel costs, an SUV won’t be as fuel efficient as a subcompact car, but there are some SUV’s that will deliver more than 50mpg, including the manual Volkswagen Tiguan Diesel and the crossover SUV Nissan Qashqai Diesel. For a larger 4x4, the Range Rover Evoque or the BMW X3 also deliver a good fuel economy and are both reliable, safe and practical 4x4’s, ideal for family vacations and off road adventures.
Hire a Low Price Luxury Car
For a cheap way to hire a luxury car, booking online with Bingo Car Rental is your answer. We hire the same high quality luxury cars as the specialist luxury car rental operators, but at much lower prices, and whether you want an exotic car hire for one day for a wedding, or a weekly rental for a special holiday, we have the ideal low cost luxury car for you. Choose a Mercedes E Class, an Audi A8 or a premium Jaguar XF. A Bentley Flying Spur makes the perfect wedding car, whilst an Audi TT Convertible will certainly turn heads wherever you drive.