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    Car Hire Florence

    Florence Car HireFlorence, the capital of Tuscany, is spread across the banks of the Arno River between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas. As a bustling vibrant city, the mix of culture, art and history create an elegant and sophisticated setting for your perfect Tuscan holiday in Italy. The grand "Cattedrale de Santa Maria del Fiore" is Florence's fundamental church with sweeping gothic architecture, elaborate paintings and tombs. Michelangelo's David, housed in the Accademia Gallery is not to be missed with a visit to Leonardo Da Vinci Museum and the famous Uffizi Gallery completing the artistic discovery. The Mercato Nuovo and Vecchio - New and Old Markets were originally intended for the sale of silk and luxury goods and are now home to the finest leather goods in Florence. Situated on the south bank of the Arno, the Palazzo Pitti is a 15th-century palace and the residence of Florence's rulers until 1919. The palace is open to visitors so you can experience the air and atmosphere of this magnificent renaissance home inside and out.

    The birthplace of St Francis of Assisi is situated two hours from Florence and is a popular attraction in the region. Assisi, a medieval town is built on a hill. Be sure to check out the San Francesco Basilica or stroll through the medieval streets leasing to the ancient Temple of Minerva. The visual spectacle of Cinque Terre is a popular attraction for stunning ocean views and hiking paths and top restaurants dot the coast so you can dine with a view. Two hours north west of Florence, San Gimignano delle Belle Torri is a small medieval town. Famous for its 14 medieval towers perched upon the hill, this is the real Tuscany from medieval times.

    Convenient Locations in Florence

    Travellers to Florence will be pleased to find a number of convenient car hire pick-up and drop-off locations across the city. From popular airport and rail stations to downtown offices across the city, we've got a convenient location for you. Alongside this, Auto Europe has teamed up with top suppliers such as Europcar, Avis and Hertz to make sure your experience is as easy as can be.

    The city of Florence has a limited traffic zone (ZTL). This restricts access only to cars with a permit. As such parking within this zone is difficult and not recommended. Some private car parks are located within the ZTL zone but charge premium fees. Outside of the ZTL parking for visitors is only permitted in blue marked spaces. Parking machines are often located nearby and parking needs to be paid per hour. Note that white lines/spaces indicate the parking spot are only for residents. Generally, the cost is €4 for the first hour and €2 per hour after.

    Tolls on the Autostrada, Italy's highway system, are required to be paid by cash or card. You must take a ticket upon entering, and the total cost will be calculated upon exit.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Florence

    Can I hire a car without a credit card in Florence?

    Travellers looking to hire a car and who do not have a credit card are in luck, as Auto Europe knows which suppliers in Florence offer alternative payment options. For more information on how to book a car hire in Italy without a credit card, call our live reservation specialists toll-free and 24/7 at 1300 656 601.

    Is zero deductible car hire insurance available in Italy?

    Auto Europe offers great rates on zero deductible/excess insurance in Italy and our special rates usually even cheaper than opting to purchase basic insurance coverage from your respective supplier at the time of pick-up.

    Can I drive my car hire into other countries?

    Driving throughout Western Europe typically has few restrictions for most car hires. However, premium car hires, such as luxury hires, may be subject to travel restrictions - though, this depends on the supplier and your travel plans.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Florence

    • Florence to Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (10km approx. 15min)
    • Florence to Assisi (175km approx. 2 hours)
    • Florence to Cinque Terre (155km approx. 1hour 50mins)
    • Florence to Gimignana delle Belle Torri (55km approx. 1 hour)
    • Nice to Saint-Paul de Vence (20km approx. 30 mins)

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Florence

    In addition to offering the guaranteed best rates in the industry on traditional car hires, we also offer numerous alternative transportation services to provide our clients with even more value. With options such as luxury, motorhome, van hires and European car leasing, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle to accommodate almost any travel plan. From coastal road-trips to camping out in the mountains, use our booking engine at the top of the page to compare rates and start the next step of planning your trip.

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    Florence Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Florence allows travellers to explore Italy on your terms. Explore the roads your way and pitch at one of the many safe and accommodating locations throughout the nation. Your travel dreams have no limits behind the wheel of a motorhome hire.