Find cheap car rental deals in Florence, Italy
Florence is a city that seems to have emerged straight from a painting, with glorious cathedrals, chaotic bridges and atmospheric piazzas creating a magical historic center. Rent a car, using the search function on Orbitz to find the best deal, then explore this enchanting Renaissance city and the surrounding region.
There’s lots to consider when renting cars in foreign countries. Use our cheat sheet below to help you answer the big car rental questions when visiting Florence.
In Italy, the law allows you to rent a car from 18 years old, although many car rental agencies will require you to be at least 21. You need to have held a license for a year and you may have to pay a younger driver surcharge if you’re under 25.
Central Florence features some areas that are designated as ZTLs – limited traffic zones that require a special permit to enter by car. As a result, the very center of the city is easier to explore on foot. Aside from that, you’re permitted to drive in the wider city and beyond.
Take your driving license and your credit card to pick up your rental car. You’ll also need an International Driving Permit if you are visiting Florence from the US.
Florence is a popular, tourist-friendly destination, so car rental outlets exist across the city, with numerous options available at the airport, too. That means you can rent from major brands such as Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Thrifty, Europcar, Advantage, Budget and more.
There are multiple car rental outlets next to the main train station in the city and by the airport.
Florence epitomizes the creativity and beauty of the Renaissance, an entrancing, beguiling city famed for its gravity-defying Duomo and world-famous artworks. Roam the delightful historic center, then use your rental car to discover the other Renaissance delights of scenic Tuscany. We’ve highlighted some of the region’s most romantic corners.
See why this city has inspired generations of artists. The Uffizi Galleries are jam-packed with masterpieces, while the Academy of Florence features one of the most famous sculptures in the world, Michelangelo’s David. For the best panoramas of the town center, climb the hill over the river to Piazzale Michelangelo to take in the stunning cityscape.
Once you’ve crossed over the old city walls of Siena, you leave modernity behind and step into a world of cobbled streets, giant medieval squares and a cathedral to rival its grand northern neighbor. Come here on Palio Day in July or August each year to watch horses charge around Piazza del Campo in a historic, dramatic race.
Florence’s coastal neighbor has so much more to offer than just its iconic leaning tower. The architecture here is, without exception, stunning. Go for a leisurely stroll along the Arno River to enjoy the colorful façades of the houses, or step inside the beautiful Baptistery to hear sounds reverberate around its domed interior.