I love driving in Italy! The roads twist through some of the most breath taking scenery in the world and a drive in Italy can elevate the road trip to a whole other level. When we travel we like to live like locals and why should that not extend to driving like a local or at least accepting the inevitable when you hit the roadS of Italy.
Start with choosing a reputable and reliable rental company and schedule your pick up smartly. Do you really want to try and drive out of the centre of Rome or could you pick up on another leg of your trip? We have used Auto Europe in the past and they have been very reliable and offered great service.
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Don 't forget what can be a lot of fun for a driver, twisting down a valley road, can wear thin on passengers. Although you can not avoid the curves in the road what you can avoid is being heavy on or jabbing the brakes frequently. That constant stopping motion contributes to car sickness the most and annoys drivers behind you. Instead try to pick the proper gear, look ahead, corner smoothly and brake sparingly. Once you get the hang of it you will be able to enter and exit roundabouts smoothly and safely keeping things moving and drivers happy.
Your time on the road is up and hopefully Italy has influenced your driving style for the best. Dropping off you car at the end of your trip can be a stressful time, trying to catch a flight or hop a train. Take the opportunity before you get to the drop off to go through the car and make sure you have everything like cables, coins or umbrellas and they are packed well for an easy and clean drop off.
If your car needs to be filled with gas when returned make sure to fill up well ahead of arriving since you may be hard pressed to find a gas pump easily in places like the middle of Rome or coming off the Alto strada into the Milan airport.
Driving in Italy can be exhilarating, beautiful and understanding the flow and a few facts can make the trip that much more enjoyable. So rent that convertible for the Amalfi coast, put the top down and enjoy the