Rome is an overwhelming tourist attraction, the capital of the Roman Empire, a city of 2500 years of civilization. Even the ancient city centre is so large that discovering the city can be very exhausting for those who attempt to visit the landmarks on foot in the heat. Car rental in Rome is much easier but be aware of the energetic driving style of the Italians. If you go on foot, it might take significantly more time to cover the distances from one side of the city to another.
You might want to start your journey near the Vatican, then drive along Castel Saint Angelo through the bridge. Then visit the Villa Borghese, Piazza Navona, Parthenon, Piazza del Parlamento, Piazza Colonna, the lovely Galleria Alberto Sorgi. Then drive to the eye-popping Trevi Fountain, the Capitoline Hill. Enter the breathtaking Forum Romanum and take some lovely photos of the ancient monuments. Then you might visit the Colosseum and the southern parts of the city and the iconic Circus Maximus.
Discover Florence, you may start your journey on the Piazza della Statione, where you can see the Santa Maria Novella church. Then drive to the Piazza del Duomo, where you will find the world famous Florence Cathedral and the Battistero di San Giovanni. Then visit the beautiful Palazzo Vecchio, the City Hall in the overwhelming Piazza della Signoria. Here stands the breathtaking sculpture of David by Michelangelo. Here is the Uffici Gallery as well. Then go through the Ponte Vecchio which are inhabited by goldsmiths. One the other side of the Arno you can see the breathtaking Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. What is your favourite car? Select your car rental service in Italy. Car hire in Italy is available everywhere – even though you decide not to rent a car at Venice airport or any other you can later easily make an online reservation and pick up the car in most of the cities and smaller towns.
There are 20 administrative regions in Italy: Aosta Valley, Liguria, Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto-Adige, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Molise, Abruzzo, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Apulia, Sicily, Sardinia.
Other top visited cities include fashion mecca Milan, timeless Venice, Naples, Palermo, romantic Verona, crowded Rimini, Bologna, Genoa, Turin and Siena. Pompeii is an ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The cover of ash preserved fine mosaics, painting and artefacts that nowhere else survived the centuries. It is a UNESCO World Herigate Site, one of total 44 in Italy. You can explore other parts of Italy by car. For example the lakes: Garda, Maggiore, Como, Trasimeno and Bolsena. The most famous carnivals of Italy are those held in Venice (first recorded in 1268), Viareggio, Acireale and Ivrea.
Italy was the first country in the world to start building highways for motor vehicles. The "Milano-Laghi" highway (connecting Milan to Varese) was completed in 1926. A1 Milan - Naples (known as highway of the Sun or AutoSole) is the most important high quality highway which connects Naples, Rome, Firenze, Milan.