Additional Important Considerations When Renting a Car in Venice, Italy
A few of our expert tips: if you're traveling to Italy for the first time it's important to keep in mind that renting a car in Venice or other destinations in Italy will be a different experience than what you're used to back home. This is especially true during the Summer, when the city of Venice is inundated with tourists each year. You should expect the lines at the airport or train station to be busy, so don't be afraid to speak up for yourself and make sure your rental car pick-up isn't delayed.
Also - we like to remind travelers that when comparison-shopping online for your Venice rental car, you should remember that not every rate you see includes CDW and Theft Protection - coverages which are mandatory and required by law for every Venice rental car. We like to point out that Auto Europe includes these mandatory charges in their displayed rates throughout Italy - which is one reason we recommend them. When searching for your Venice car rental, our advice is to take it slow and secure your reservation with a reputable company or broker which has a track-record of excellent customer service and is known to rent only reliable vehicles (a flat tire or poor experience at the pick-up counter can quickly ruin your day and sour your entire vacation). Also, do your homework and be certain that you're aware of whether or not the rate you're being 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 might be normal to pay some fees and taxes at the pick-up counter instead of when you book online, but the company you book your car with should do a good job of disclosing these fees during the booking process and in the printed voucher you receive to bring to Italy.
Our expert advice for traveling in Italy is to plan ahead, keep a sense of humor, and 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 Venice rental car experience from pick-up to drop-off which will, in turn, free you up to enjoy the experience of driving in Italy.