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Car Hire in Venice Italy

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Our car hire in Venice Italy guide explores some of the best car hire options available.

First off,  if you want to explore Venice then a rental car is not necessary and you couldn't drive anyway - unless your car floats rather well. Still doesn't stop some from trying :-)

In cities like Verona and Vicenza public transport, bicycle and walking are far better options than a car.

Car hire however does have its value though; it is definitely the best way to explore the little towns and quaint country villages of the Veneto.

In fact car rental is often the only way, unless you are a great cyclist, that you can even reach many of these places.

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These out of the way little villages and hill-towns also happen to be some of the gems of the Veneto. It is therefore essential for anyone wanting to get an authentic taste of the Veneto to have a car.

Many of my friends and family who visit me here are quite amazed at how pleasant it is to rent a car and drive in the Veneto.

As Italian drivers go these are amongst the best and with the cities being small there is not the complete car chaos that you find in the bigger car congested cities like Rome and Milan let alone the driving nightmare that is Naples.

In terms of car hire I find that it does pay to shop around well before you leave. Car hire at Venice or Verona airport is expensive and car hire normally works out cheaper if organized before you leave.

Most of the big car rental companies offer good deals – companies like Hertz, Sixt and Maggiore all have good reputations. Personally, when I travel I generally use Discover Car Hire  - they seem to have the best rental rates in Europe and they help us pay the bills... if you book with them through our website that is:-) 

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