Capital of the wider Veneto Region, romantic Venice is famed the world over for its waterways and architecture. Yet a car rental trip of the surrounding area is the perfect way to discover some of the most historic and popular towns in Italy.
We recommend starting your car rental tour with a journey around the ancient cities of the Veneto Plains. Beautiful Vincenza, once home of the influential architect Andrea Palladio, is a worthy starting point. Moving on, your car rental trip can take you to scenic Padua and then Treviso, famed for the salad favourite Radicchio - first grown in the 15th century.
Car rental can also take you to memorable towns such as Choggia. With its delightful buildings and waterways, it's known as the perfect miniature of Venice. No car rental tour around the region would also be complete without a visit to historic Verona, the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet and the impressive Roman Amphitheatre.
A car rental drive out past Lake Garda is also advised. Flanked by lemon and olive groves, and with the snow-covered Alps reflected in the water, this makes for a stunning journey. You can also use car rental to drive out to the Dolomite Mountains in the region, with the famous ski resort of Cortina to enjoy.
The pleasant hill country preceding the Dolomites is also worth exploring using car rental. Home to some of Italy's most popular wine varieties, the area is also known for its thermal springs and spa resorts discovered by the Romans - such as relaxing Abano.
We work in partnership with Avis to provide your car hire. All Avis car rental includes mandatory third party liability insurance*, unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver (excess applies), theft protection (excess applies), taxes and airport surcharges*. If you want to reduce excess payments, you can pay for Super Collision Damage Waiver when you collect your car.
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