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About Car Hire at Rome Fiumicino Airport
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, generally known as Fiumicino, is located 25km southwest of Rome city centre. It is the largest airport in Italy and the sixth-busiest in Europe, operating as a hub for Alitalia, Italy’s flag carrier. Car rental desks at Rome Fiumicino are located in Torre Uffici 2 - just follow the signs in the Domestic and International Arrivals areas. Domestic flights depart from passenger station Terminal A, domestic and international flights from Terminal B, and transatlantic flights from Terminal C.
Refer to your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document for details of the precise location and opening hours of your specific car hire provider. A member of their staff will direct you to your rental car and provide details of your drop-off location.
Tips for Driving in Rome
- When approaching the G.R.A.(pronounced "Grah") or "Great Ring Road" outside Rome, stay in the far right lane, so you can take the appropriate exit before you miss it.
- Avoid driving in Rome city centre. Leave your rental car at the hotel and use it for touring outside the city.
- If you must drive in the city, be aware that Rome has introduced several ZTLs ("Zona Traffico Limitato"), camera-monitored areas where you must have either a resident's pass or a special tourist registration. (Your hotel can do this if you give them your licence plate number as soon as you check in).
- Parking is really expensive, so use one of the huge Parcheggio di Scambio commuter car parks at suburban train stations
- If your rental car breaks down, call ACI (Italian Auto Club) on 116 from any phone.
- For medical emergencies call 113.
Read our guide to driving in Italy.
Image: Rome by Neil & Rome skyline by Bert Kaufmann