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Car rental pick up in florence

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Car rental pick up in florence

We are renting a car in to drive down to A villa on the Tuscan Umbrian border. The options the travel agent has suggested for collecting our car are the airport or Florence City Office ( europcar).

GELSOMINO VIA DEL GELSOMINO, 11. We understand that this city office is out of the traffic infringement areas and provided we avoid bus lanes, we should be right. I'd be grateful for any comments regarding which would be the easier choice as far as pick up and drop off go. We are returning to Florence as well.

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The conventional wisdom is to go out to the airport to get your car. It's an easy trip....

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Florence airport car rental www.autoeurope.com.au

Route planner www.viamichelin.com

Non EU citizens require an International driving permit for Italy

Be aware of traffic and ZTL restriction areas. Read Top Questions to the right "Driving in Italy". roninrome.com/transportation/driving-italy

www.discovertuscany.com

www.italia.it/en/home.html

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Nurioopta

One correction to your post:

"Non EU citizens require an International driving permit for Italy."

In fact, the EU requirement is with respect to the nationality of the driving permit, not the nationality of the driver.

For example, a citizen of any EU Member State driving with an Australian driving permit, is required by the law to have an International Driving Permit as well.

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The #11 and #37 ATAF buses drop you off directly across the street from Europcar on Via del Gelsomino. From there, there is zero possibility of encountering the ZTL or a bus lane as you drive away from Florence.

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Thank you everyone for your comments. All very helpful:)

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Prego!

Greve in Chianti...
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I have a follow up here, does Europcar shuttle us out to the vehicle or bring it to the terminal? I want the chance to inspect it without being rushed

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