What you should know before hiring a car in Milan
Milan is no different to any other major European city when it comes to hiring a car. We have a range of locations available throughout Milan where you can collect your hire car for extra convenience. If you are staying in the centre of Milan, it's unlikely you will have to travel more than a few miles to our nearest rental agent to collect the car. Listed below are all locations for car hire in Milan available from Rhino.
Airport / Station Locations
City Centre Locations
Milan Malpensa Airport,
21010 Ferno Varese
Via Villoresi 22
Milan Linate Airport
Viale Enrico Forlanini
20090 Segrate Milan
Via Vittor Pisani 7
Milan Central Station
Piazza Duca D'Aosta
1, 20124 Milan
Piazza Diaz 6
We also a number of locations outside of the city where rental cars can be collected, including; Milan West, Milan North, Milan South, Milan - Somma Lombardo, Milan Segrate and Milan San Donato. If you require the address for any of our car hire locations elsewhere in Milan please contact us.
Types of rental cars in Milan
As with all major cities and car hire locations, Milan has a huge range of rental cars available from mini / economy class cars such as the Fiat 500 for hire in Milan right through to top end luxury and sports cars such as the Audi A5. We also cater for larger groups looking to hire a minibus in Milan and have range of 7,8 and 9 seater vehicles to hire including the market leading Mercedes Vito minibus. The following table shows typical cars for each category.
Car hire insurance in Milan
|Mini - Fiat 500
||Economy - VW Polo
||Compact - VW Golf
||Standard - BMW 1
|Fullsize - BMW 3
||SUV - C4 / Qashqai
||Luxury - Audi A5
||Minibus - Merc Vito
Hiring a car in Milan is no different to anywhere else, all of our rentals include standard insurance permitting you to drive the car away with no additional costs. However, as with any car insurance policy, in the event of a claim, there is an excess to pay. Typically, car hire insurance excess is often higher than you might expect on your own domestic car hire policy and can be as much as 1,000 EUR. If you are new to driving in Italy
, it can be somewhat hectic and picking up a scratch or a dent would not be uncommon, so if you are planning on driving around the city, we recommend you consider a top up insurance package. We offer our own policy that insures against the excess amount from £5.71 per day, or the rental agent will over you their own when you collect the car, this is often more expensive if you buy at the rental desk, however you can check the rates for each car before hand by checking the rental conditions per car on our website. If you need any further support here, please do contact us and we will advise.
Collecting your rental car
Once you've booked car hire in Milan with Rhino, we'll issue a confirmation e-mail with a few moments. On this e-mail you'll find all the information you need to collect your car and most importantly, the rental voucher that you need to print and present to the agent on arrival. The agent name and address will be confirmed on the rental voucher if you do now know already and you should arrive at the stated collection time to the agent (as either of the address shown above). If you have added any optional extras to your rental, such as baby seats or additional driver, this will be scheduled on the voucher. The full cost of the rental will be shown, identifying any deposit paid and the balance due on arrival. Please note, you must present a credit card in the main drivers name on arrival and also 2 forms of ID, we suggest a driving license and passport, or a utility bill is also acceptable, so long as one form is photographic ID.
Guide to Milan
Between the Alps and the plains of the River Po is Lombardy which has one of the most varied landscapes in Italy as it has lemon groves, vineyards, rice paddies, industrial areas, medieval towns and lakeside resorts.
However the area of Lombardy is best known for its capital, Milan, Italy's fashion and finance power house along with being the second largest after Rome
. Armani, Prada, Gucci and dozens of other top designers reside in Milan's 'Golden Quad' along with home ware and furniture designers such as Alessi and Kartell.
See the industrial powerhouse of Milan using a hire car from Milan Airport, we have stylish vehicles to match this most impressive of cities. There are three main airports in Milan - Orio al Serio, Malpensa
. Milan is the engine room of the economy of Italy and the home of its Stock Exchange but it is not driven by tourism.
By night there is an avant-garde theatre scene with extended happy hours (aperitivi) whereby platters of food are laid on, so if on a budget buy a glass of wine and fill up on the complimentary snacks which include antipasta, bruschetta, cured meats and salads. The city reaches its highest temperatures in August then many of the locals take their annual holidays.
Milan is also of course famous for football (calcio) being the home of both AC Milan and Inter Milan and crowds pack the San Siro Stadium every time a match is played.
Guided tours are available of this 1920's built stadium which is shared by both teams and include a behind the scenes tour of the locker rooms and a visit to the Museo Inter e Milan museum, where there is a shrine of memorabilia.
Many visitors go to Milan mainly for the shopping but there are plenty of other sights to see apart from all the wonderful boutiques including museums, art galleries and the famous legendry Opera House of Mila La Scala. The opera season at La Scala opens on Milan's biggest feast day known as the Festa di Sant'Ambrogio on 7th December. Accommodation in Milan is expensive and is not easily found so you need to make sure you prepare and book in advance.
Like its fashion, meals in Milan range enormously and an increasing number of the fashion houses themselves now have their own exclusive cafes and restaurants attached to their stores. In the Brera area of Milan you will find pavement cafes/terraces and the smart business restaurants tend to congregate around the Cathedral.
Milan's specialities include polenta and risotto alla milanese. Milan is also the home of Panettone - the fruity Christmas cake. Bars are generally open until 2am or 3am and the canal district with cobbled streets are all popular drinking areas. If you are looking for a Hotel in Milan, give www.hoteltravel.com a try, tell them you came from Rhino and they may give you some discount.