Car rental options at Lamezia-Terme Airport include all the major car hire companies. They are Avis, Europcar, Maggiore Rent, Hertz, Budget, Sixt, Travelcar, Europ Assistance, Thrifty, Italy by Car and Sicily by Car.
All of these car hire companies provide a wide selection of vehicles and services. It is always recommended to book your selection in advance from the company’s website, or a comparison website, to ensure it’s availability.
When making a reservation, ensure that you rent any extras that are required, such as child safety seats or booster seats. Most of the companies also offer state-of-the-art navigation systems and useful add-ons like luggage and ski racks.
When hiring a vehicle at Lamezia Terme, it is important to be adequately insured when renting a vehicle. Most Lamezia Airport car hire agreements include third party liability and some include theft protection. From the car rental company, individuals can purchase Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Personal Accident Insurance (PAI). Before doing this however, confirm with your Credit Card Company and personal insurance if they happen to provide any coverage for rented vehicles.
An International Driving Permit is required by foreign drivers in Italy, although the car hire companies do not ask if you have one (or refuse to rent you a car if you don’t). It is mostly a wise choice to have one to avoid any problems with traffic police should you be stopped for whichever reason. An international driver’s license is a translated form of your actual driver’s license. It is necessary to have your usual license with you as well.
Italy has every type of road, just like any other country, from multi-lane to small gravel roads. The largest roads in Italy are the Autostrade and probably the fastest way to drive between the big cities. Most of them are toll roads. The speed limit on Autostrade is 130km/h, although some 3-lane highways with emergency lanes have a higher limit of 150km/h. other roads vary between 50km/h to 110km/h. Always pay attention to the road signs, and remember if it’s been raining heavily, all speed limits drop by 10-20km/h. Seat belts must be worn at all times and mobile phones may only be used with a head set or hands-free device. Don’t drink and drive.
Confirm with your car hire company at Lamezia-Terme Airport the best collection and return options. Many of the companies offer one-way rentals and the possibility to drive the rented car into other countries.
In Europe, the primary renter is usually required to be at least 21 years old with a driver’s license held for 1 year. The renter should also have a major credit-card.