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Exploring Tuscany by Hire Car: A Comprehensive Guide

Tuscany, with its undulating landscapes, iconic vineyards, medieval towns, and the cradle of the Renaissance - Florence, offers the quintessential Italian experience. The allure of Tuscany lies not just in its cities but in the sun-soaked countryside and hidden hamlets, best explored by car.

Driving in Tuscany: What You Need to Know

  • Driving Customs: Italians are passionate drivers. Don't be startled by the occasional tailgater, especially on highways; it's just their way of asking you to switch lanes. Always keep to the right unless overtaking. In cities, be mindful of "ZTL" zones (Limited Traffic Zones). Entering these zones without a permit can result in hefty fines.

  • Road Conditions: Tuscan roads, especially in rural areas, can be narrow and winding but are generally well-maintained. The scenic "Via Chiantigiana" which runs through the Chianti wine region is a driving delight.

  • Parking: Cities like Florence and Pisa have restricted zones. Opt for parking lots outside and use public transportation or walk. In the countryside, most accommodations offer parking facilities.

Car Type and Weather Influences

  • Seasonal Choices: In summer, a convertible lets you absorb panoramic vistas under the Tuscan sun. For winter months, when Tuscany occasionally sees snow, especially in hilly regions, opt for a vehicle with good traction or even 4WD.

  • Size Matters: If you're sticking to countryside roads or planning to visit smaller towns, a compact car navigates better and is easier to park.

Must-Visit Spots & Driving Routes

  • Florence to Siena via Chianti: This route takes you through the heart of the Chianti region, with stops at picturesque towns like Greve and Radda. Wine tasting is a must!

  • Val d'Orcia Drive: This UNESCO World Heritage site offers rolling landscapes, cypress-lined roads, and gems like Montepulciano and Pienza.

  • Coastal Tuscany: A drive from Livorno to Piombino takes you through the Etruscan Coast with its beautiful beaches and ancient ruins.

First Time in Tuscany? Here's What You Need to Remember

  • Local Delicacies: From Florentine steak, truffle-infused dishes, to the Chianti wines, let your palate indulge.

  • Stay Rustic: Consider booking 'agriturismo' accommodations. These are farm stays offering authentic experiences and often, delicious home-cooked meals.

  • Sightseeing: Apart from world-renowned museums and churches, take time to enjoy the local piazzas, coffee shops, and street markets.

Final Word

Tuscany is not just a destination; it's an emotion, a canvas of historical grandeur, culinary wonders, and natural beauty. Hiring a car offers the privilege of pacing your journey, pausing at will, and diving deep into the Tuscan spirit.


Current Rental Rates in Tuscany

Opel Karl

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.38 EUR/day
Opel Karl

7 Days rental at 296.71 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.38 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 296.71 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.62 EUR/day
Citroen C3

7 Days rental at 305.38 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW iX

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 154.27 EUR/day
BMW iX

7 Days rental at 1079.91 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 111.93 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 783.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 128.72 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 901.07 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat Panda Hybrid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 81.19 EUR/day
Fiat Panda Hybrid

7 Days rental at 568.36 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris Estate Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 223.85 EUR/day
Toyota Auris Estate Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1566.96 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Compass Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 154.29 EUR/day
Jeep Compass Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1080.04 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat Panda Hybrid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 93.37 EUR/day
Fiat Panda Hybrid

7 Days rental at 653.61 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris Estate Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 257.42 EUR/day
Toyota Auris Estate Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1802.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Compass Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 177.43 EUR/day
Jeep Compass Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1242.05 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Tuscany: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Florence is the capital, but the smaller of the 2 airports serving Tuscany
  • Has approximately 90% citizenship
  • Covers approximately 23,000 square kilometres
  • Considered the birthplace of the Rennaisance

Best car rental companies in Tuscany

8.1
No.2: SIXT,
based on 2949 reviews
90
83
83
80
73
3 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.1: EUROPCAR,
based on 5306 reviews
82
82
77
81
85
19 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.3: GREEN MOTION,
based on 1475 reviews
84
79
79
75
80
12 min (average wait time)

Tuscany car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar EMEA Corporate
  • € 296.66
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 42.38
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 17
    Most Popular Type:
    Economy
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Fiat 500
  • 74
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Tuscany

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January€ 78
February€ 76
March€ 98
April€ 96
May€ 94
June€ 97
July€ 150
August€ 136
September€ 118
October€ 85
November€ 95
December€ 112
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January€ 67
February€ 61
March€ 85
April€ 84
May€ 85
June€ 87
July€ 136
August€ 118
September€ 102
October€ 77
November€ 60
December€ 88
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January€ 117
February€ 107
March€ 139
April€ 157
May€ 156
June€ 156
July€ 189
August€ 209
September€ 150
October€ 122
November€ 138
December€ 150
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 70
March€ 96
April€ 106
May€ 116
June€ 121
July€ 149
August€ 154
September€ 107
October€ 82
November€ 93
December€ 110
ItemPercent
January€ 127
February€ 96
March€ 90
April€ 153
May€ 168
June€ 173
July€ 264
August€ 229
September€ 139
October€ 121
November€ 127
December€ 149
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January€ 56
February€ 68
March€ 75
April€ 80
May€ 79
June€ 86
July€ 110
August€ 105
September€ 71
October€ 57
November€ 46
December€ 71
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January€ 224
February€ 207
March€ 164
April€ 193
May€ 173
June€ 169
July€ 251
August€ 319
September€ 263
October€ 120
November€ 181
December€ 218
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 49
March€ 79
April
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July
August
September
October
November€ 82
December€ 83

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