Category Archives: Italy


Do you need a car in Bologna? Our advice for Bologna really depends largely on how you are getting to Bologna in the first place – the city has previously had two active international airports, yet in recent years, all the flights have been concentrated on the main Bologna International airport (BLQ). It’s also quite possible that… Read More »


Should I hire a car in Sardinia? It would be natural for the first time visitor to Sardinia to assume that this isn’t really the place where there would be much to offer in terms of train services or other public transport, but this really isn’t the case. Although rail networks always flow a lot more… Read More »


Should I hire a car in Catania? I cannot think of any sound reason why I would recommend a hire car in Catania. I paid a brief visit to Catania in 2006, and I have never seen anywhere in Europe where the roads were so chaotic. We took a guided tour around Etna, and as… Read More »


Do I need a hire car in Florence? We have looked at car hire in Florence and compared it to nearby Pisa, so there is quite a lot of interplay between these two destinations. However, your visit to Florence or Pisa may well start off on a very different footing. Although Florence is by far… Read More »


Should we rent a car in Genoa? It would be too easy to dismiss Genoa entirely without taking a look at some of the sites of historic interest within. This is of course an ancient city with many stories to tell, but it doesn’t matter how long you want to spend here, there is simply no… Read More »


Should I rent a car in Milan? Europe’s Great Lakes District – especially Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, are all within an easy drive. If you rent a car in Milan (or at any one of the three airports), you have the flexibility to travel at your own pace, rather than being constrained… Read More »


Should I hire a car in Palermo? Palermo is one of those destinations where anyone’s instinctive reaction to the question of car hire is going to lean heavily towards not getting one, mainly due to safety fears – real or not! First-time visitors to the rugged and sparsely populated island of Sicily could be forgiven for… Read More »


 Do I need a car in Pisa? The compact city of Pisa might well be world famous for its dodgy engineering, but any visitor to the region is obviously going to want to see a lot more than this, and there is certainly plenty to see within Pisa itself and nearby, without having to travel… Read More »