Florence Airport (FLR)
Car Hire / Rental
Those wishing to rent a car at Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR) must be at least 21 years old and bring a current driving licence or equivalent International Driving Permit.
The smallest hire cars tend to offer the best value at Amerigo Vespucci Airport Airport, such as economical hatchbacks, with the price usually including unlimited mileage and a fairly basic level of insurance.
A number of additional car rental companies can be found around the centre of Florence, with local operators often providing the best deal. Advance bookings also tend to be good value for money.
Speed limits in Florence, Italy
Open roads: 90 kph / 55 mph
Towns and residential areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Motorways / highways: 130 kph / 80 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Florence
Central Florence can become busy and full of cars, with narrow streets not designed for modern, heavy traffic. Also worth noting, the very central area of the blue zone (zona blu) is restricted access during the week, around the 'viali di circonvallazione' boulevards. Therefore, driving is best around Florence's outskirts and is a popular way to explore Tuscany, with city driving kept to a minimum where possible.
Many people parking around the centre of Florence use the large underground car park at the Santa Maria Novella railway station. Alternatively, street parking is a popular option around Florence, with spaces clearly indicated by being outlined in blue. Parking meters are never far away and street parking is only chargeable between the hours of 08:00 to 20:00.
Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at Florence Airport (FLR), Italy:
- National Rent A Car
- Thrift Car Rental
Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR) Car Rental