MILAN CAR HIRE
Explore Lake Como, Lake Garda or the nearby cities of Florence, Verona and Venice.
Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:
British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in Milan.
• Unlimited mileage
• 24–hour customer support and roadside assistance
• Collect Avios on every rental
• Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide
The opportunities are endless when you hire a car in Milan. Explore the areas that surround one of Italy’s most fashionable cities. Enhance your holiday with a visit to the lakes or nearby cities of Florence and Venice.
Our car hire, in partnership with Avis, combines great benefits with competitive rates and an extensive choice of locations. Car rental is a great way to explore at your own pace – select the perfect car for your holiday type, tailor-make your itinerary and hit the road. The 24-hour customer support team are always happy to help. Don’t forget to add on a GPS – it’s the perfect accessory for your Italian fly-drive break.
A huge and impressive, beautiful lake in the foothills of the Alps. See the villages of Como, Menaggio, Bellagio & Varenna. The gothic cathedral is one of the main highlights, located near the deepest lake in Europe. It is a popular retreat for wealthy and aristocratic people and a large amount of famous people own homes there, making it a good area for celebrity spotting. It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe and is Italy’s third largest.
Take a trip to Florence, stopping off in Parma, Modena or Bologna, before heading south to Florence. Visit any of these Italian cities to stop off in and pick up some local cuisines, such as Parma ham. Modena is the home of Luciano Pavarotti and Enzo Ferrari, as well as cuisine including tortellini and Parmesan cheese, or pop in to Bologna and explore the oldest university in the world. Then visit Florence, the cultural, artistic and architectural gem of Italy.
Drive to one of the world’s most romantic cities and enjoy a gondola ride, just two and a half hours from Milan. Stop off in Bergamo, with its artistic treasures and enchanting medieval atmosphere, or Verona and pretend to be in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which was set there. Or take a break in Padua on route and enjoy a river walk or explore the biggest square in Europe.
Drive to Verona, most famous as the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This Roman city is seen as a more relaxing and pleasant place to visit, with less tourists than nearby Venice. It has remnants of its Roman past, most notably the Arena amphitheatre. On route, stop off in Medieval Bergamo and enjoy the artistic treasures, or visit Brescia, in the foothills of the Alps. There is also a selection of museums and it is close to the Lakes.
Leave Milan with Avis car hire and stop off in Parma, home of one of the world’s most famous cheeses, Parmesan. Explore the cathedral and Garibaldi Square, before making your way to Bologna. Home to the world’s oldest university, Bologna is famous for its cuisine and historic centre. It is seen as the most beautiful Italian place after Venice, don’t forget to try the world famous local eponymous pasta sauce, Bolognese.
This medium-sized town has a beautiful pedestrian-only centre with a local museum housing the medieval crown of the Langobard kings and a marvellous park, Parco di Monza. This is the largest enclosed park in Europe and inside the park is the Autodromo Nazionale, where the Formula 1 grand prix of Italy takes place.
Visit the elegant, walled hilltop Renaissance university town of Bergamo, perfect for a half day away from Milan. This pretty town displays a mix of medieval and Renaissance architecture and you can admire the viewsover it by taking the 30-second Campanone lift. The church of Santa Maria Maggiore, with its rich historical and artistic heritage, is the most important building in the city.
This beautiful lake is the largest in Italy, with a lot of beautiful small cities around, one of the best being Sirmione with its Roman ruins. There are two big theme parks nearby: Gardaland, the best in Italy, and Canevaworld Resort, home of Movieland, as well as a water park. Take the cable car up Mount Baldo for stunning views and grab a bite from the small restaurant there. Hire a paddle boat and enjoy the sunshine.