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These campervans are available at our local depots in Italy. Find out which fits your road trip best.
Rent a campervan in any of our popular cities in Italy. Check local campervan availability, popular routes and get expert tips.
All roads lead to Rome, so as a road tripper you’re bound to end up in The Eternal City sooner or later. For good reason too, because the ancient metropolis is the historic heart of Europe. Iconic sites like the magnificent Colosseum, Michelangelo’s Sistine masterwork, and the Roman Forum will tell you just that.
The world’s fashion capital and Italy’s throbbing financial heart, Milan is a powerhouse metropolis with an international cast of cultural connoisseurs, six-digit earners, superstar models and aspiring artists.
Venice is a city that needs little introduction. Synonymous with stately grandeur and artistic splendour, the city overwhelms: palaces and churches, marble and gold, ancient frescoes, contemporary sculptures, picturesque canals, handsome bridges, narrow alleys and sunny piazzas — it has it all.
With its easy-going atmosphere, Olbia feels authentic, compared to the sophisticated but often sanitised tourist resorts elsewhere on the island. From the promenading locals to the unassuming charm of its traditional restaurants and bars, Olbia hasn’t forgotten where it came from.
Situated on Sicily’s east coast, overlooking the Ionian Sea and lying at the feet of the infamous Mount Etna, Catania’s down-to-earth beauty doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.
For road trippers with a passion for Italian cuisine, Bologna is one big treat. While the southern cities are all about dry pasta and San Marzano tomatoes, North Italy’s food capital is famous for freshly-made egg noodles, some stuffed like tortellini and ravioli, others carriers of silky-smooth meat sauces, like tagliatelle and lasagne.
Here’s some essential information for campervan travellers in Italy
Diesel for your campervan hire in Italy is more expensive than in most European countries, but about the same price as in neighbouring France. The countries to its north are cheaper, gas-wise, so consider fueling up there when hopping borders on a road trip.
Speeding limits for campervans and motorhomes on Italian highways are 130 km/h (80mph), while expressways are limited to 110km/h. Regional roads are limited to 90 km/h (55mph), and urban areas have speeding limits of 50km/h (30mph).
Almost 75% of the country is mountainous. Fortunately for your RV rental in Italy, the autostrada (highway) has plenty of tunnels and bridges. Avoiding highways is possible, though secondary roads tend to be busy, and may take 2-3 times longer. Also, beware of speeding vehicles.
You pay tolls when driving your rental campervan on the Italian autostrada. Toll costs are roughly one euro per seven kilometres, and are paid with cash or card via a ticketing system.
Italy has plenty of motorhome stops around the country, called aree di sosta, both equipped and unequipped. Apart from these parking spots, campsites are widely available for campervanners––though not as much as in France.
Travel costs for campervans (apart from diesel) in Italy are average for European countries. As for food, a three-course meal for two costs €50 on average. You don’t need to tip in Italy, and a supplement is already included in the bill, but feel free to tip if you want to.
Italy’s climate is Mediterranean,with hot summers and wet winters. Cold winds enter Italy from the Alps in the North, while the coasts have a higher average temperature due to the mild Mediterranean sea.
Pizza and pasta are modern staples, but you only learn exactly how tasty these dishes can be once you’ve visited Italy––and there’s way more to Italian cuisine! Apart from pizza napoletana and spaghetti al ragù, try ossobuco (braised veal shanks), and have a gelato on a hot (or cold) day.
Ancient Romans and Renaissance art, pizza e pasta, fashion and the finest luxury cars––Italy’s been adding colour to our lives since Before Christ, but it’s il Belpaese that is most tricolore.
Basil, mozzarella, tomato. Like caprese, the Italian tricolore is a sure sign you’re onto something good. That’s why you’ll spot the green, white, and red banner when sipping prosecco along a Venetian canal, biting into a slice of pizza margherita in Naples, or hiking between the colourful cliff towns of Cinque Terre––it’s because Italy has la dolce vita written all over. Want to get a taste of the sweet life yourself? Hire a campervan in RV-friendly Italy and find out why they call it il Belpaese––through little piazzas, arching duomos, rustic trattorias, and the ever-passionate Italians; and from hypnotising glacial lakes around Milan, to rumbling Mount Etna on Sicily.
A road trip through Italy is an endlessly interesting journey. Look for remnants of the ancient Romans, from Capitoline Hill and the Roman Forum in the epicentre Rome, to Pompeii and Herculaneum, smothered whole by looming Mount Vesuvius. Or stand in awe of the might and splendour of Italy’s maritime power mongers: take a romantic gondola ride along the Venetian canals, visit the Rolli Palaces in Genoa (a whole neighbourhood worth of palazzi), and take what has to be Italy’s most popular selfie at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Last but not least, search for signs of the Renaissance in the city of the Medici, Florence. The cradle of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael all learned the tricks of the trade in Firenze! But the real icing on the cake that is your campervan or motorhome road trip has to be the food. Wherever you go, and whatever local speciality you decide to try, the Italian fondness for finesse, wholesomeness, and local produce will make your experience as rich as an oozing ball of mozzarella.
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