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. 


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Best car rental in europe

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Sixt, I will return to rent a car again and again , thank you


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The staff was dressed in suits and were quick and efficient. Great experience. One of the easiest rental car experiences I've had.

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I always rent my car here when I travel to Milan. They are always very friendly and professional.

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Great service at rome airport.

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During my 8-day rental, the experience was seamless and I received a courtesy call the day prior to the return to ensure everything was satisfactory. On the day of return, I was even given extra time and the process was efficient and without surprises. The staff member, Vanessa, was exceptional in her customer service, going above and beyond by following up and returning a forgotten item.


I am extremely satisfied with the service provided and would highly recommend this rental car company to others.

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Efficiente, professionale e gentili.

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Paul C.

Great Service in Milan. Ballissimo

Neils T.

Mr. Gianluca, my rental agent, was perfect and also professional. Explain to me how everything works patiently and send me a video showing me how to find the return spot which makes the things be more easier. I’ll give ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this experience fr!

Kristian V.

I was happy with the rent.


I received the final invoice and the rest of the rent was deducted from my account, Sixt still have not refunded my deposit amount which was higher than the rest amount and it is very disturbing that Sixt draws more funds from my account and still did not return my deposit.

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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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