Florence Airport is considered to be one of the two most important airports nearby Florence, Italy, and is one of the major gateways to this popular region. The airport is also known as Peretola Airport, due to its location, or Amerigo Vespucci Airport, named after a local Italian merchant and cartographer. Alamo is one of the popular car hire companies available at the airport, along with Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Budget, National, Maggiore, Easycar and Europcar. Alamo offers their customers a wide range of vehicles, reasonable rental rates and various special offers.
Alamo’s rental counters at Florence Airport can be found in the Arrivals Terminal. This airport has two terminal buildings, one for departures and one for arrivals, with both terminals handling international and domestic flights. Alamo is available every day of the week, between the hours of 08:30 and 22:40. Alternatively, passengers can hire a vehicle in advance of their trip to Florence Airport, from Alamo’s website at www.alamo.com. Their website has all the information you need in order to arrange a great rental deal, and all the vehicle categories available at Florence Airport are displayed. There are also pictures of example vehicles in each category, along with the average seating and luggage capacities of the vehicles in each category. These capacities can be used as a general guideline when selecting your ideal sized vehicle, however, the vehicles within the categories do all vary slightly due to their manufacture.
One of the most popular vehicle categories is the Economy Class. These vehicles are fuel efficient, easy to drive and great for driving around the city. They are small and practical, and generally seat up to two adults and two children, and store one large luggage item and one smaller luggage item. A small family or couple may find these cars to be ideal. Example vehicles include the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2. Since they don’t have a lot of space for luggage, a larger vehicle may be more suitable for longer road trips. Compact vehicles are also nice, small-sized cars, and include the Alfa 147 JTD M-Jet Progression 1.6. There are also Compact Wagon vehicles available, such as the Fiat Stilo SW Active 1.9 JTD 120cv, which stores a bit more luggage than the above mentioned vehicles.
Estate vehicles are always a good option if you have lots of luggage. Alamo offers the categories of Midsize Wagon and Fullsize Wagon for this purpose, and these are great vehicles for long and short distance driving. Vehicles in the Midsize Wagon category include the Fiat Croma Dynamic MJT 1.9, seating up to two adults and three children, and the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2 can be hired from the Fullsize Wagon category, and this car has space for five people and four large luggage items. Other categories which contain vehicles that are ideal for five people are the Midsize category, featuring vehicles such as the VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9, the Midsize Specialty range, with cars like the Mercedes B 200 CDI 2.0, and the Fullsize category, offering the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance 2.2 for hire.
Business passengers may be interested in hiring a vehicle from the Premium category at Maggiore, Florence Airport, as these vehicles have more style, class and elegance than the ordinary rented vehicle. They are ideal for any prestigious business occasion. An example vehicle offered by Alamo is the Mercedes E280 CDI Avangarde 2.8. There are also larger sized vehicles available at Alamo, which are ideal for groups of friends who would like to travel together. Alamo’s Minivan category includes the Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.0, a vehicle seating up to seven people, and the Van category features the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8, seating up to nine people and with space for two large suitcases and one smaller luggage item.
Customers fond of renting from Alamo can become members of their Quicksilver program. This program has a free membership, and is offered to all renters, regardless of whether they are frequent or casual renters. Quicksilver members enjoy a simplified reservation and rental process, counter bypass options with Alamo’s self-service kiosks and receive many special members-only deals. Customers can enroll for membership from Alamo’s website, at www.alamo.com.
Alamo Rent A Car was established in 1974, and now has over thirty years of experience in the car rental industry. They are known for pioneering the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage, and quickly became the one of the largest rental companies for leisure travel.
Alamo offers their corporate renters a comprehensive program with many benefits. The Corporate Program includes guaranteed low rental rates throughout the year, priority service at the Silver Service counters, unlimited mileage on round-trip rentals, reduced surcharges for underage drivers, special discounts for leisure travel, flexible billing options and accurate monthly management reports. Rentals can be reserved by using the dedicated corporate reservation desk, and all rentals also include 24-hour emergency roadside assistance.
The primary renter, at Alamo’s Florence Airport rental location, is required to be at least 21 years of age. Renters under the age of 25 may pay a higher rate than usual, and may also not be allowed to rent from certain vehicle categories. These usually include larger or specialty type vehicles, such as convertibles. All drivers listed on the rental agreement must have a valid drivers license. Foreign renters may be required to have an International Driving Permit as well. The primary renter should have a major credit card in his/her own name in order to pay for the rental. The cards of American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa are accepted by Alamo.
Further details are available on Alamo’s website, or customers can contact Alamo directly, at their Florence Airport rental location.
Florence Peretola Airport (FLRT71)
Telephone Numbers: (39)055-311-256
Fax Number: (39)055-309-602