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Car Rental Pick up on a Saturday afternoon

sydney
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Car Rental Pick up on a Saturday afternoon

Is it possible to find a car rental company open on a Saturday afternoon for a pick up? I was hoping for Orvieto but havent found one, or in Chuisi or Siena.

We have the compulsory Sat to Sat rental in July on the Amalfi Coast and then we plan to train it to Tuscany/Umbria and pick up a hire car. We will not be able to get up there till about 2pm. Planning to stay somewhere around Siena/San Gim area so thought we would pick a car up somewhere north of Rome and drive the last part to our accommodation.

We havent driven in Italy before so are wanting a gentle initiation!

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Car Rental Pick up on a Saturday afternoon

I would suggest you will have to pick up in Sorrento on the Saturday morning. It is not difficult to drive from Sorrento to the autostrada, and from there it is motorway driving all the way to Tuscany.

sydney
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2. Re: Car Rental Pick up on a Saturday afternoon

How long would it take to drive from Sorrento to Tuscany and as a first time driving experience in Italy would it be very daunting on the Autostrada? Could you drive some of the early part on roads less daunting? Any suggestions of that breakup. We drove in France 2 years ago but avoided the toll roads so I think that means we still havent experienced the really fast roads. We are 50 ish couple with teenagers though we must sound like a couple of old biddies!!

Victoria, BC, CDA
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3. Re: Car Rental Pick up on a Saturday afternoon

A similar question. I'm thinking of staying one night in Orvieto renting a car the next day then driving to our accommodation in Tuscany. I may even get rent the car at FCO and drive to Orvieto for the one night. Orvieto looks nice, an easy entry to our 3 week holiday in Tuscany. Does this sound like a good plan?

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