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Car Hire at Brescia Airport - Information

Brescia Airport is located in Italy’s Lombardy region, towards the northern side of the country. It is also 20 km from the city of Brescia and is a popular destination for those coming to visit the famous lakes of Garda and Iseo. Brescia is also known as Montichiari Airport, as it is located in Montichiari, or Gabriele d’Annunzio Airport, in honor of an Italian nationalist and poet who spent time in this area. Passengers who do not want to use the bus or taxi services can hire a vehicle from the car rental companies available. Your own rented car is a wonderful way in which to explore the surrounding areas of Brescia and to travel to slightly further and more popular tourist cities.

The airport consists of one terminal building, which is very neat and modern. There are also various facilities available within the passenger terminal, and it is easy to find your way around. The car hire companies are all located in the arrivals area and they include the companies of Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Alamo, Maggiore and Auto Europa. These are all car rental companies of very high quality, offering a wide range of vehicles and services.

Although driving in the centre of most Italian cities is not recommended, especially if you are unfamiliar with the driving techniques of most Italians, which can be rather fast and impatient, having a rented car to drive between cities and towns is much more convenient than working out bus and train schedules. Many use the airport for their cheaper flights and then travel on towards Verona, Milan, Bergamo or other areas of greater interest. Verona is only 60 km from Brescia Airport, and is a city that is famous for its medieval charm and many other attractions. Mantova is approximately 46 km from the airport, while Bergamo is around 40 km away. Other areas within easy driving distance of the airport include Cremona – 56 km, Padova – 152 km, Parma – 115 km, Vicenza – 121 km, Trento – 160 km, Ferrara – 140 km, Rovigo – 150 km, Modena – 160 km and Bolzano, a little further at around 212 km.

The airport is linked to the main roads of the A4 and A21 motorways, which provide easy travel to areas such as Milano, Venezia, Verona, Mantova, Trento and Bolzano. When driving back to the airport, the exit of ‘Brescia Est’ should be used from these locations, and the ‘Manerbio’ Exit if travelling from Piacenza or Cremona. The airport and these locations are well directed by signposts.

Various items of equipment can be hired from car rental companies that will make your journey through Italy safer and easier. A child car seat is essential, as Italian laws require young children to be securely seated within a vehicle, and many companies offer satellite navigation systems for hire. A GPS unit is wonderful to have with you, especially if you have never been to Italy before. The units offered are of the highest quality, and incorporate the latest features of satellite technology. Even if you have never used a GPS system before, you will find the colour touch screens and interfaces to be beginner-friendly. They usually offer turn-by-turn directions, a choice of languages, traffic updates in real time and an extensive list of points of interest. Although these items do come with an extra rental price for each day they are hired, they are well worth the extra few Euros, as they greatly contribute to the success of your journey in Italy.

Although cars can be arranged at the rental desk of your chosen car hire company, it is often recommended to have an advanced reservation. Advanced bookings can be made online, as each of the companies listed above provide a detailed website for your convenience. The online booking process is simple, and you will feel rest assured in knowing your ideal vehicle will be ready and waiting for your arrival. Their websites also offer plenty of information about the vehicle categories available at the airport, size and luggage capacities of the vehicles and their rental procedures and policies. Cars are, from the majority of car hire companies, booked according to a vehicle category, and not their specific makes and models.

The primary rente with car hire Brescia, is required to be at least 21 years of age, and to have a valid drivers license. The renter must have held the driver’s license for a period of no less than one year prior to the rental date. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate, in the form of a ‘young drivers fee’, which is a rate applicable to each day of rental, and each underage driver registered on the rental contract, up until a maximum of ten rental days. Certain car hire companies also do not permit younger drivers to hire larger or specialty type vehicles. Various types of insurances are available from each company, and sometimes certain types of insurance policies are mandatory when hiring a vehicle. A major credit card in the name of the primary renter is needed in order to pay for the rental, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard / MasterCard and Visa. Additional drivers should meet the same requirements as the primary renter, and in some cases, an International Driving Permit is also required.

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