Car hire in Italy with SIXT

Fall in love with architecture, gastronomy, and art with your car hire in Italy. Find us at several locations in major regions of Italy, including cities like Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, Naples, and Olbia – whatever your itinerary, count on us to be there for you every step of the way. Choose from our fleet of modern vehicles at affordable prices and discover Italy at your own pace. To navigate the narrow city centres and finding precious parking spaces, choosing an economy car is your best option. Now, if you’re planning a visit to one of the many wineries in the country, our minibuses are perfect for accommodating large parties. 

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Our most popular locations in Italy

SIXT’s services in Italy

Hire a car in Italy with SIXT and find the right option that can fit any style and budget, from compact to spacious, economy to premium. Whether you want a short or a longer stay, enjoy our flexible terms for weekend and weekly rental. If extra space is what you need, our roomy 4x4 is the right choice for you. If you want a lavish experience, choose our premium MPVs and sports cars from top brands like BMW, Jeep, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. Need sat nav to find your way, or want to add an additional driver? It’s easy and practical to add these affordable extras to your car hire in Italy. 

Good to know when you're visiting Italy

Driving Tips in Italy

Always drive on the right-hand side of the road and never drive while texting or calling someone, this can incur a heavy fine from the police if caught. 

Payment Methods

Practically all debit and credit cards are accepted from leading companies, e.g. American Express, Mastercard etc. We do not accept prepaid cards in Italy.  

Crossing Borders

It may cost a little extra, but you can cross into most European countries surrounding Italy, it’s always best to make such journeys clear to us during pick-up. 

Driving Licence Requirements

UK driving licences continue to be valid in Italy. With other non-EU licences you must provide a passport and it's suggested you carry an International Driving Permit. If in Europe for more than 6 months then an EU licence is required.   

Under 25 Car Hire

In Italy to hire most cars the minimum age is 18 years old; you must simply hold a valid licence for at least a year and it induces a surcharge when under 25. 

One-Way Car Hire

During the booking period, select a different drop-off location to check availability, it must be organized beforehand, or charges will apply.  

Best places to visit in Italy

  • Florence: The charming capital of Tuscany captivates visitors with its picturesque and historical architecture, with important landmarks like the Duomo di Firenze and Ponte Vecchio. Discover more of Tuscany’s gastronomy at the Mercato Centrale. Art lovers should not miss the opportunity to visit the Accademia gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David. 
  • Bologna: Italy wouldn’t be the same without its impressive architecture, and Bologna doesn’t disappoint, with the imponent leaning Towers of Bologna and Piazza Maggiore at the heart of the city. Less touristy than Rome and Venice, the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region is the perfect destination to discover Italy without the crowds. 
  • Verona: The city that inspired William Shakespeare’s famous play offers lovebirds everywhere the opportunity to fall in love with its picturesque streets. Visit Piazza Bra, the main square in the city, and explore the historical centre easily, with monuments like the Verona Arena and Juliette’s House only a few minutes away. 


  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 from 15879 Ratings

Gal B.

We have chosen SIXT after reading the great reviews on the web for the Italy branch, and it is all 100% true.


I have never encountered in such an amazing service of a rental car manager such as Solomon in Bologna.


We got a great price for one week and a great car which Solomon took the time to understand our trip needs, he helped in every request.


The cars were clean, and with full gas.


When ever I will come to IT I will return to Solomon and SIXT.

Shaun T.

As always, SIXT was amazing.. The young lady at the desk was particularly pleasant and gave us a free upgrade as well. SIXT is always my first choice.

Nicola R.

Economici ed onesti.


I usually don't trust car rentals and try to avoid them at all costs. In Sardinia we had however no choice and tried Sixt. What a pleasant surprise, no one tried to upsell us anything, the car was amazing (got great upgrade for a brand new BMW), handing back the car took about 5 minutes and the whole experience was 1A.


Please keep up the great work!


Impressive Experience! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The vehicle model and condition was top notch!

Līna M.

All good! Thank U Sixt and Maria for experience!;))

Gregory W.

Very friendly and quick service. It is helpful to find exactly where the parking garage is to pick up the rental vehicle from Sixt, before leaving the terminal, and when returning the vehicle. Otherwise, this is a good company to rent a vehicle from, and from a very busy airport here in Italy.

Bogdan P.

Good cars and service. Expensive though

Louis T.

The best car rental experience that we could have imagined!!!


Salvatore is outstanding. He was very considerate and empathetic to my situation in that I had unfortunately not arranged a rental car prior to arriving to Alghero. My accomodation was in Olbia so a cab would have cost approx 250-300 euros. He was amazing in being able to offer me the best car available for my budget.


He was also fantastic in taking the extra 5-10 mins to provide my wife and I with authentic recommendations to beaches, restaurants and places to visit whilst we were there.


Salvatore - you are a star! You have a guaranteed customer for life.


Louis & Cassandra

Andreas B.

Excellent, quick and personal service. Gave out free water for the waiting customers. Free upgrade of the car. Rental car in excellent state.

Edd James Evans - S.

Silvia was very helpful and kind, a great help and made the whole process very simple and easy. Also gave us some great recommendatios about what to do durig our holiday! A 10/10 expereince dealing with her and sixt. Thanks again, Silvia!!

Luigi B.

Personale cordiale e preparato

Kelley S.

We had the most pleasant checkin experience at the airport! Valentine was so lovely!! We were helped quickly, gave very thorough instructions, and got the car in a very short period of time!

Our family members had used a different company and it took them three times as long! They also did not receive the car that they had requested. Thumbs up for Sixt!!!

George G.

After reading a lot of bad reviews on the internet I was concerned about hiring a car in Sicily, but fortunately for us we stopped at the sixt booth where we met Paola and everything went smooth from then on. We got a nice car, clean and in great condition. Such a great customer service and attention to details.


We had a great experience with Sixt at the Rome airport. The rental agent was extremely helpful and they had large vehicles available even offering an upgrade. This was the best experience we have had rentaing a vehicle in Italy. Sixt was much better than the large U.S. brands that we have used before.

Mike de G.

Great service, best you can wish. never rent anything else !!!!

Hugo M.

In general very good and kind and recomendable

Tom D.

The staff here made renting a car a pleasant and comfortable experience.

Greg S.

I had never heard of Sixt before so a bit nervous getting our car in Rome. But everyone was friendly and competent, the car worked out great and the drop off could not have been easier.

Paul S.

Verry frendly. Thanks to Alex and Dario

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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