Having your own vehicle in which to travel can greatly contribute towards a wonderful holiday or business experience. At Verona Airport, arriving passengers can choose between a variety of car hire companies, all offering high quality vehicles and exceptional service. The airport has two separate terminal buildings, one for arrivals and one for departures. The car rental counters can be found in the Arrivals terminal.
The car hire companies include Sixt, Hertz, National, Maggiore, Avis, Budget and Easycar, amongst a few others. Although it is possible to hire a vehicle directly from the counter, many passengers prefer to make their reservation in advance, from their chosen company’s website. In this way, your rental can be made in a more relaxed environment, and you can make sure that you specify all the necessary requirements. It also ensures the availability of your ideal car, as well as any extra equipment that may be necessary for your travel, such as a baby safety seat or a satellite navigation system. If you are unsure of which car hire company to use, you could find a comparison website on the internet, which will then display the rates and vehicles from many of the different companies, and you can, therefore, more easily make an informed decision.
Verona Airport is situated approximately 5 km, or 3 miles from the city of Verona, and is surrounded by many other interesting towns and cities. The main motorways leading are the A22 highway and the A4 highway, which leads to Brescia. Brescia is about 75 km from the airport. Bergamo and Bologna are further, at 116 km and 138 km respectively. Bolzano is 150 km from Verona Airport, Cremona 111 km and Milano 140 km. Mantova is closer, at only 48 km from the airport.
Drivers in Italy should be aware that there are very strict road rules in place. Under no circumstance should one drive under the influence of alcohol, and the speed limits should be maintained at all times. Occupants of a vehicle are required to wear their seatbelts at all times. Parking is another issue which often poses some problems for motorists, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. It wise to find a map which will indicate parking areas available. Unlimited free parking can be found in the main car parks of the Football Stadium, in Via Cittænbsp, di Nimes (Railway Station), Porta Vescovo and at ‘Gasometro’ (Lungadige Galtarossa).
Car hire companies offer a wide range of vehicles to their customers. Their vehicles are usually divided into various car categories, and customers will select a car category rather than a specific make or model of vehicle. However, there are some companies which do allow certain vehicles to be reserved by make and model. Car categories include Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Full Size, Premium, SUV, Convertible and Minivan. They may also include wagon, or estate type vehicles, such as Full Size Wagons and Compact Wagons. Certain companies have vehicles available in an Eco-friendly car category, and these vehicles are proven to be fuel efficient, with lower carbon dioxide emissions.
When hiring a vehicle from any of the car hire companies, you are required to be at least 21 years of age. You must also have a valid driver’s license from your country of residence, which you have held for at least one year. In some cases an International Driving Permit is required. The primary renter should be the holder of a major credit card in order to pay for the rental, as debit cards, cash or checks are not usually accepted. Major credit cards include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. Some car rental companies have their own charge cards available.
When collecting your vehicle, ensure that the damage report is correctly filled out, and that it includes all the scratches, dents etc on the vehicle. You do not want to be held responsible for damages you did not cause when you return the vehicle. Before driving away, also ensure that you are comfortable with the workings of the vehicle, and that you know which type of fuel to put into the tank. Rental cars usually have a full tank of fuel, and you can arrange at the time of rental whether you will be paying for a full tank of fuel upfront, or refueling the vehicle yourself.
Although the car hire companies at Verona have similar procedures and policies, it is best to find out all the details from your chosen company by contacting them at their location, or by visiting their website.