Maggiore Car Rental at Brescia Airport

Brescia Airport is commonly referred to as Montichiari Airport, due to its location in Montichiari, or Gabriele d’Annunzio Airport, after an Italian poet and nationalist. The airport is located just 20 km from the city of Brescia, in northern Italy’s Lombardy region. It is also close by to Lake Garda, a popular holiday getaway, and the quieter Lake Iseo. Brescia Airport is also part of an important airport system in Italy, together with Verona International Airport. Many passengers arriving at the airport like to have their own rented car to explore the area, and therefore there are a few car hire companies at Brescia Airport. Maggiore is a popular car hire company in Italy, and is present at the airport. Maggiore is also well known for their quality vehicle fleet and low rental prices.

Maggiore Brescia Airport is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00 and 12:00, and again from 15:00 to 17:00. They are not open on Saturdays and Sundays. Only 200,000 passengers pass through Brescia Airport each year, and Ryanair is the only major airline company with flights at the airport, therefore the car hire companies are not open 24 hours a day, every day of the week, like at other major international airports. Maggiore has a website from where customers can reserve their vehicle online, and in advance of their holiday or business trip to Lombardy. Booking online is very easy and convenient, and ensures that your ideal vehicle is ready and waiting for you on your arrival. Their website is very comprehensive, displaying all the vehicle categories available, and plenty of information on their rental procedures and policies.

In Italy at most car rental companies, the named/primary renter is required to be at least 21 years of age. The primary renter should also have a valid drivers license held for at least one year in his/her country of residence prior to the rental date, and a major credit card for payment of the rental. Foreign drivers may need an International Driving Permit, in particular those with a license in a non-Roman alphabet. Drivers from the UK must have both parts of their driver’s license available. Younger renters between the ages of 21 and 25 usually pay a higher rental rate, due to the ‘young driver fee’ that is added per day of rental. This fee also applies to other underage drivers registered on the rental contract. Drivers in this age category also may not be permitted to rent certain larger sized, or specialty type vehicles. Various car insurances are available from Maggiore should your credit card insurance not be sufficient.

The vehicles at Maggiore Brescia Airport are booked by car category, and include the Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge and Fiat 500 1.2 Sport. These are two example vehicles in the Citycar category with three doors. They also come with protective air bags, air conditioning and a manual transmission. Three or five door vehicles in this category include the Fiat Panda 1.2, Nissan Micra 1.2 and Lancia Ypsilon 1.2 (3 porte). Any of these cars are great for driving in the city or for shorter distance travels, as they are light on fuel and practical. They would be most suitable for single drivers and couples, but also for families who don’t have too much luggage.

There is a wide range of vehicles in the Compact category at Maggiore, for example, the Fiat Bravo 1.6 MJT, Alfa 147 1.9 JTD, Volkswagen Golf 1.6 and Lancia Musa 1.3 MJT. Any one of these vehicles will provide a comfortable and pleasant driving experience, and are suitable for up to five passengers. In this category there are also wagon vehicles available, such as the Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.9 TDI, Opel Astra SW 1.7 CDTI and Renault Megane SW 1.5 DCI.

The intermediate range of vehicles provided by Maggiore are a good choice for any type of driving, great for families, and have good interior spaces and wide luggage racks for the comfort of your journey. The Nuovo Fiat Doblò can even seat up to seven people, while the Lancia Delta 1.6 MJT and Alfa 159 1.9 JTD seat up to five people. The Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.9 TDI, Fiat Croma 1.9 MJT, Volvo V50 2.0 D and Alfa 159 1.9 JTD SW are all station wagons available in this category.

Minivans and larger vans are excellent family vehicles or vehicles suitable for groups of travellers. They all come with air conditioning, ABS brakes, air bags and a manual transmission. The Fiat Ulysse 2.0 JTD can accommodate up to seven passengers, and the Fiat Ducato 30 Panorama 2.3 Multijet is a superb extra larger vehicle, seating up to nine people. Premium vehicles with an automatic transmission are also available, such as the Audi A6 2.7 TDI Multitronic Advanced and the Volvo S80 2.4 Automatic.

Maggiore Brescia Airport customers can hire extra items of equipment to facilitate their journey, such as the MIO GPS Navigator. This system offers continuous road maps, real-time traffic updates and an extensive list of pre-programmed points of interest. This is an ideal optional extra for those who are unfamiliar with the roads in Lombardy, Italy.

Contact Maggiore, at their Brescia Airport rental location for further enquiries, or visit their website, at

Address:        Aeroporto Montichiari

Telephone Number:    030 9657 045

Fax Number:        030 68721 30

Email Address:     Montichiari.HBM@MAGGIORERENT.IT
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