When renting a vehicle in Italy it is a requirement to have third party liability coverage and fire insurance. Unlike many other countries in Europe, Italy also requires collision damage waiver and theft protection on all rentals. Auto Europe has made getting these insurances on your rental easier then ever by offering them on all rental rates in Italy. Below you will learn more about the required forms of insurance as well as some other options that may be available to you.
In Italy all rental rates will automatically include third party liability, fire insurance, collision damage waiver (CDW) and theft protection, as they are mandatory. Third party liability will provide insurance coverage to people and property outside of the rental vehicle and generally provides from 2.2 million euros up to an unlimited amount of coverage depending on the rental supplier. Fire insurance provides an unlimited amount of insurance coverage to the rental vehicle in the event it is damaged due to a fire. CDW and theft generally have a zero deductible (the amount you are responsible for in the event of an accident or theft), however some specialty vehicles (sports cars, luxury cars, 4x4s etc) and large vans may have deductibles in Italy.
Personal accident insurance and personal effects coverage are two forms of optional insurance that are available locally to you. Personal accident insurance (PAI) provides death and disability coverage to the driver and passengers of the rental vehicle. The cost of Personal accident insurance is about $16 CAD per day. Personal effects coverage (PEC) provides coverage of personal items that may be damaged or stolen from the rental vehicle. The cost of PEC is about $11 CAD per day. Optional insurances may be available through certain suppliers only and prices are subject to change without notice.
When booking a rental car through Auto Europe most of them have the ability to travel through Western Europe without any restrictions. If you are interested in renting a luxury vehicle, sports car, SUV or large van and plan to take it outside of Italy please contact Auto Europe for some restrictions may apply to these vehicles due to insurance regulations. Auto Europe has strong bonds with the car supplies we work with which has helped create a special rental program that will allow specific vehicles the ability to travel in to select Eastern European countries. If you would like to travel into Eastern Europe please give advanced notice as additional surcharges may apply. At this time please take a moment to make sure the vehicle you are intending to rent is suitable for your travel needs.
Rentals that begin in Italy are not allowed to travel into the following countries without prior notice to and approval of Auto Europe and the suppliers that we work with: Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria etc) Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and the Ukraine.
Note: If you have plans to travel into any of the countries above please advise Auto Europe as travel into most of these countries can possibly be arrange with advanced notice. Additional surcharges may apply to some rentals being taken into Eastern Europe and not all vehicles are allowed.
International one-ways are available from Italy for an additional fee. Domestic one-ways are also offered most of which are free, but some luxury vehicles and large vans may have fees. Not all vehicles are permitted and a minimum rental length may apply.