We suggest that people hire a car for travelling around our region of Italy because public transport doesn’t always get you to the best rural villages. There are excellent buses and trains from bigger cities but when you get to rural villages these aren’t so good. Hiring a car means that you can get around and see beautiful parts of Campania that you wouldn’t normally be able to visit. There are small quaint little villages, mountain peaks, national parks, lakes and tourist sites that you can’t visit without a car.
A car also gives you freedom. You can travel at a time that is convenient to you and we do provide satellite navigation to help you find your way around this region.
Car hire is really easy. We always say think about getting a car from the airport you travel into. It tends to be cheaper and more organised. Also the cars are in better condition than local car hire companies. The best part though is that you get your car as soon as you land and you don’t have to wait around for public transport or hire a taxi which is hugely expensive.
We don’t recommend specific car hire companies but in all the years I have been hiring a car in Italy I think we have used them all. From my experience I have always found the companies to be professional and really helpful. Southern Italy has really got is act together when it comes to car hire. One area where we found it was expensive though was the daily insurance policy for car hire excess. We have used a company carhireexcess.com. They were great and it only cost us £40 for one year for European cover. Well worth it.