Avis Rome have an excellent range of vehicles at their Fiumicino location. These range from small medium size vehicles like the Lancia Musa 1.3, Fiat Grande Punto 1.2, Nissan Micra 1.4 Active, Peugeot 207 CC, Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci and the Mercedes A180. The larger models range from the Mercedes E220 Cdi, BMW 320 D, Passat 2.0 Tdi and Nissan Xtrail 2.2 Dci. Avis also supply People Carriers at Fiumicino Airport these include the Fiat Ulysse 2.0 MJT and the Mercedes Benz Vito.
Avis Fiumicino has a Prestige range available at this location; these should be booked in advance as many are of limited availability. The fun retro-look fiat 500 based on the old model which stopped production in 1977 is just one of the Avis Prestige range others include; Mini Cooper Clubman, VW Passat CC, BMW 530 D, Mercedes C 220, Dodge Nitro and the BMW 320d Touring.
If you are unsure of the of driving in Italy or you want to take the strain from map reading it may be wise to hire a GPS navigation for Avis at the time of hire, these are charged at 12 UK Pounds per day.
At the time of compiling this article the cost of a Opel Corsa 1.2 5 door with CD player and air-conditioning was 293.00 UK Pounds for a 1 week hire from 18th July 2009 to 25th July 2009. This price includes all taxes and surcharges, Theft Protection and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).
Avis at Fiumicino Airport allows out of hours return of vehicles. These are to be requested in advance at the time of booking vehicles and will be charged at the next day opening hours – customers must be informed of this charge upon collecting the vehicle.
When travelling in Italy it is wise to know some phrases important to directions, motor vehicles and road safety, here are a few;
- Turn left - 'Gira a sinistra'
- Turn right - 'Gira a destra'
- Take the first left - 'Gira alla prima via a sinistra'
- Take the first right - 'Gira alla prima via a destra'
- Go straight on - 'Vai ditto'
- One way - 'Senso unico'
- All routes - 'Tutti le direzioni'
- No parking - 'Vietata la sosta/Vietato parcheggiare'
- Speed limit - 'il limite di velocità'
- Ring road - 'un tangenziale'
- Roundabout - 'un giro de Peppe'
- Toll road - 'una strada a pedaggio'
- Traffic lights - 'il semaforo'
- Exit – 'Uscita'
Please keep the roads safe and do not drink & drive on Italian roads the limit is the same as the UK, 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (0.08). Make sure you keep to these guidelines as penalties can be severe and random breathe tests are common all over Italy.
Vehicles from Avis Fiumicino Airport should be equipped with the following;
Warning Triangle and Safety Reflective Vests Should be carried in the Vehicle at all times. Also if you are exploring Italy for a vacation you may also be wise to carry a First Aid Kit (Recommended), Fire Extinguisher (Recommended) & a Spare Bulb Kit.
Flying to Rome Fiumicino Airport may, with some airlines entitle you to a discount from you Fiumicino car hire so it is wise to check before you book your rental car.
For Address details of Avis at Fiumicino see below:
Avis Car Hire at Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Rome Fiumicino Airport
Aeroporto Leonardo Da Vinci,
Telephone: + 39 (0) 6 65011531
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 24:00M
I have used Italian Airport Guide once before in the past and found their serviceto be reliable and very friendly, and will certainly use them again in the future.
Peter Enrich USA