Find cheap car rental deals in Milan, Italy
Northern Italy's powerhouse metropolis is a center of fashion and sightseeing. Pick up a rental car through Orbitz and you can cover every district of this thrilling destination. Spend a little longer in the region with your rental car to take trips to the famously beautiful lakes and mountains nearby.
Renting a car abroad can come with complications. Orbitz wants to make the whole process simpler, so we've answered some of the biggest questions you might have about getting a rental car in Milan.
A quick search of car rental companies in Milan will reveal the mass of choices available to the city's visitors. Use the price comparisons on Orbitz to help you pick from international operators such as Sixt, Alamo, Advantage, Budget, Avis, Europcar, National and more.
Italy has slightly more relaxed rental car laws, allowing drivers aged 18 and above to rent. You need to have held a license for a year and you may encounter surcharges if you are under 25.
Your driving license and credit card are the two essentials for picking up your rental car. If you don't have a credit card, you may need other documents – ask your car rental company for more information.
You also need to obtain an International Driving Permit if you are visiting from the US. Keep this, along with insurance documents, in the car with you.
Car rental outlets are located throughout the city center, with several in particular positioned next to the Milan Central Railway Station.
Note that Malpensa Airport and Bergamo Airport also host several car rental agencies, both located about an hour outside the city center.
Milan's opulent theaters and grandiose cathedrals sit side-by-side with world-leading fashion houses and cutting-edge museums. Keep reading to discover three of the city's most exciting neighborhoods, all easily reachable when you have a rental car.
Brera has all of the charm and character of old-world Milan packed into a pleasingly compact space. Wander along its cobbled streets, beneath colorful townhouse façades, to find lively cafés serving perfectly prepared espressos or restaurants with classically Italian menus. Art fans should make a beeline for the astonishing Pinacoteca di Brera gallery.
The area around Milan's show-stopping cathedral is packed with some of the city's most famous attractions. The vast Gothic cathedral – 600 years in the making – demands to be explored, while the nearby Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most glamorous shopping destinations in the world. While you're in the area, don't miss the Museo del Novecento.
Drive just a short distance out of Milan's busy center to reach the fashion-focused region of Zona Tortona. The home of Design Week and Fashion Week is thrilling to visit, even outside of its major festivals. The Museum of Culture (MUDEC) hosts world-class exhibitions, while a museum dedicated to Armani hosts four levels of couture history.