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Easiest rental car pick up point in Genoa Italy

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Easiest rental car pick up point in Genoa Italy

I am planning ro rent a car in Genoa to use for driving southward along the coast. I have read several warnings that driving in central Genoa is not recommended for any reason. Would it be best to pick up a rental car at the airport rather than the city center?

I once had a terrible driving experience outside of Palermo, Sicily, and do not wish a repeat!

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1. Re: Easiest rental car pick up point in Genoa Italy

it would probably be easiest to pick up at the airport.

However the airport is the wrong side of the city if you are driving south, so picking up nearer the centre would be a shorter distance therefore could also be a good idea. While Genoa can be very congested, you will be driving out of the city rather than into it, and driving behaviour is perhaps more orderly and predictable than in Palermo.

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2. Re: Easiest rental car pick up point in Genoa Italy

A couple of years ago, we picked up a rental from Europcar on Via Giuseppe Casaregis. We thought we were in the wrong spot because it's in a residential neighbourhood. It was about a 10 minute walk from Genova Brignole Stazione. We left Genova immediately and it wasn't too much trouble getting out of town because we had a GPS, but you need to make sure that you change lanes when the GPS tells you to. The driving itself wasn't crazy at all. Interestingly, our GPS made a few mistakes after we had left Genova.

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3. Re: Easiest rental car pick up point in Genoa Italy

we were looking to rent a car in Genoa to drive to Savona and leave it there as we will be getting on a cruise - does anyone know which car rental company would offer this option?

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4. Re: Easiest rental car pick up point in Genoa Italy

Europcar and Avis certainly. maybe more.

Genoa and Savona are connected by frequent trains costing €4.70 (booking neither necessary nor possible), and the Savona Cruise Terminal is a ten minute taxi-ride from the station. And not much longer walking with light luggage, as the route is more direct.

Edited: 28 January 2013, 23:11
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