Other Important Considerations When Renting a Car in Milan, Italy
One piece of advice we can't give enough is to understand that renting a car in Milan or anywhere in Italy is a bit different from how it may be where you live. Things tend to move slower at the pick-up counter and during the busy season you should be prepared to encounter a bit of a hectic pace when picking-up or dropping-off your car. This won't always be the case, but if you go into the experience with a sense of humor, ready to enjoy the "Italian experience" of renting a vehicle, then you're more likely to hit the road in good spirits. This isn't to discourage you, often renting a car in Italy is a fantastic value and in our view it's one of the best ways to see the countryside and experience Italy ... just remember to relax!
Also - it's a good idea to remember that when comparison-shopping online for your Milan rental car, be sure to keep in mind that not every rate you see includes CDW and Theft Protection - coverages which are required by law for every car rented in Milan. Auto Europe includes these mandatory charges in their displayed rates throughout Italy - one of the many reasons why we whole-heartedly recommend booking with Auto Europe when you rent a vehicle in Milan. Our best advice is that when you compare companies or rates, be sure to take your time and choose a company or broker with an excellent reputation ... one which has a track-record of excellent customer service and is known to rent only well-maintained vehicles (a flat tire or poor experience at the pick-up counter can quickly ruin your day). It's also wise to do your homework and to be aware whether the rate you're quoted online includes all extra charges, or if you'll be obligated to pay some local fees and taxes at the counter when you pick up your car. It's not uncommon for some local taxes and fees to be required at the pick-up desk, but knowing what these fees are and how much you should expect to pay ahead of time can allow travelers to budget accordingly and understand the true rate they'll be expected to pay upon arrival in Milan.
Remember that you're in Italy! It's wonderful! Plan ahead, keep a sense of humor and remember that every moment of your trip (good, bad, or somewhere in between) will be a memory ... make the most of it! Work with a reputable company like Auto Europe who will be available to troubleshoot any issues before, during, and after your trip. This will ensure that you enjoy a terrific Milan car rental experience. The freedom that having your own vehicle provides is a great way to enhance your upcoming trip to Italy.