Renting a Car in Italy? Great Deals from Auto Europe

I’ve been a big fan of Auto Europe for many years. In my first few visits years ago, I tried other rental companies in Italy but once I started using Auto Europe I was hooked. Two reasons: 1) the customer service is superb and efficient and 2) I’ve always found the lowest car rental rates with them. A few years ago, I was able to get the rates down even further by negotiating a 5% discount on Auto Europe rentals with Dream of Italy’s special discount – use the discount code: 72002261.

When you rent a car in Italy, do as I say, not as I do. A few times I have made the mistake of NOT renting a GPS unit. Bad idea that resulted in hours, in total, of getting lost. Always, always make sure you have a GPS unit, whether you bring it with you or rent one. Actually, this summer Auto Europe is offering a FREE GPS unit rental with any car rental of five days or longer! Sweet!

Another piece of advice from my many Italy road trips – always rent automatic! Okay, I do it because I don’t know how to drive a manual transmission and Italy (with its driving challenges as it is – though I LOVE driving there) isn’t where I want to learn. More often then not, I end up renting a Mercedes – a car I could never afford to own back home but an awesome ride either on the autostrada or winding country roads. Auto Europe is offering 15% off a Mercedes rental or rental or rental any other luxury car. It is your dream trip, drive your dream!

By the way, here are some handy tips on driving in Italy and you can read more about my adventures navigating the Amalfi Drive (one of Italy’s more challenging roads).