Should I Rent a Car to Travel Tuscany?
Updated: May 24
Absolutely yes! A car is a must (or at least a driver for rent) in Tuscany. Most folks don't realize how rural the area is and many times arrive without transportation pre-booked. During high season, it can be difficult to find drivers last minute and especially for the specific time or date you may need them.
Many folks are coming in from Florence, Rome, or other parts of Italy, either directly from the airport or Tuscany is along their vacation route. If you do plan to arrive by train or simply don't want to rent a car, there are car services that can be arranged to get you to where you want / need to go. In these cases, we highly recommend these car services be booked in advance of arrival (up to a month before) so to ensure there is a driver available.
If you decide to rent a car yourself, check out car rental options at the airport of arrival or near a train station destination. Often prices will vary dramatically which is why it is recommended to look at both options. The drive from Florence or the Rome airport are surprisingly easy routes to get to the B&B and basically a straight shot on the autostrada. Everyone drives on the right side of the road in Italy and having the independence to zip to different hilltop towns in the area can be freeing and fun. Some of the best ways to see Tuscany, are you guessed it... from a car. The country roads will wind you around the beautiful valleys and hilltops, past castles, farms, and gorgeous hilltop churches, wishing you to stay longer.
Check out below for car service options near the B&B.
Arezzo Train Station - Europcar located at Via Fiorentina 101, 5200 Arezzo
- Once you arrive at the train station, you will need to get a cab to Europcar. There is a taxi stand at the Arezzo Train Station.
Arezzo Train Station - Avis located across the street from the train station.
Castiglion Fiorentino or Arezzo - Martinelli Car Rentals - Contact Filippo on Whatsapp ( (+39) 3477809768) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) He also offers rentals with drivers (half day or full day or dropoff / pickup)
Airport Car Rentals - Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, etc
Driver for Hire:
Mario de Cianni - Contact Mario on WhatsApp ((+39) 3478329597) or on his website (http://www.ncclucignano.com/)
Omnia Guides - For sight-seeing guides + transportation. Check out their website for more information (http://www.omniaguide.it/guide_eng.php)