Rent a Ferrari in Italy – It’s Easy!
Everything you should know about renting a Ferrari in Italy
Thinking of renting a luxury car and exploring Italy for a while?
It only makes sense, since innumerable attractions and exquisite delicacies are dispersed across the country, and you will need the freedom of travel only an automobile can afford. There is also something to renting a genuine luxury Italian vehicle and crisscrossing the country in authentic style.
So what do you need to know?
Well, there are many great Italian manufacturers, and here we’re going to talk about one of the very greats, the Ferrari, what the requirements for renting one are, which are the most popular models on offer at Lurento, where you can rent them and for how much. By the end of this article, you will be ready to make an informed decision that will decisively help improve your journey.
So let’s get into it, shall we?
You just have to meet these basic conditions
There are a number of minimum requirements you have to meet in order to rent a car, determined by the cars’ lenders.
- There is such a thing as too young
As you would expect, you need to be over 18 years old. Local companies, however, reserve the right to determine a higher minimum age requirement, but many choose to put it at between 18 and 25 years old, and each car on the Lurento website has the minimum age requirement displayed prominently on its page.
- You will be asked for a valid drivers license and identification
You may, however, also need to have an international driving permit, depending on where you are from. For example, EU citizens don’t have to have one to drive or rent a car in Italy, while some others might. International drivers licenses are not required if it is printed with Latin alphabet.
Also, you will need to have and identity document (i.e. a passport), as the car is rented to the individual driver. If you intend to have an additional driver, you will need to submit their passport and drivers license, and pay the additional driver cost.
- How long have you been driving for?
Some of the models require you to have had your drivers license for a number of years previously, for up to 3 years. In these rare occasions, you will be informed by a contact person during the booking process. We should note that this only happens rarely, and only for the most expensive sports cars available, so not to worry.
Just a few additional important things
- Insurance has you covered
All cars are CASCO insured. The policy is fairly standard, you will find it on the website for each individual car, and make sure to read it in its entirety before renting a vehicle. Should there be damage to the car, it will be deducted from the insurance, except for the excess fee.
- And what is the excess fee?
The excess fee is the amount up to which you can be charged for any damage sustained by the car during the rental. They vary between local companies and based on the value of the model in question. In either case, you are a responsible driver, right?
- Finally, there is the matter of the security deposit fee
Also, varies based on the local lender and the value of the model of the car, but you will be required to pay the security deposit fee upon renting the car. You cannot pay it in cash, so you will need to provide your credit card information when renting. The security deposit is fully refundable, just as soon as we get the car back.
- Take possession of your rental almost anywhere
Lurento operates out of many Italian cities, like Rome, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Naples, Venice and Verona. Name an address and time and your car will be waiting there. Most standard locations in the relative vicinity of the cities are covered by the daily cost, whereas more remote locations may require an additional fee, which you will be advised on during the booking process.
Upon completing booking, you could be sitting in one of these
Bear in mind, though, these are the most popular Ferrari models on offer, but there are more to choose from, at your pleasure.
- The reverential 458 Italia – yours for between €750 and €1.440 per day
It is the Ferrari that determined the course of an entire generation of their creations, and with good reason. It is gorgeous in its appearance, agile in its driving and a must for any fan of sports cars. It also serves as a great starting point for all who have not driven a Ferrari before, as it will quickly become the reference point for any subsequent model you drive. A rear-drive two-seater that ticks all the right boxes.
- The brisk 458 Spider – yours for between €800 and €1,512 per day.
Given Italy’s climate, it only makes sense to rent the mid-engined two seat convertible that is the 458 Spider. It’s quick and looks great, so better be prepared to be on the receiving end of a lot of envious sighs. But with a 0-100 kph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 325 kph, don’t expect them to last too long. You might also not hear them, as this beauty is quite vocal when kicking into gear.
- The temperate California – yours for between €625 and €1,368 per day.
As the name implies, this car is built upon the spirit of the relaxed drive down a winding coastal road, basking in the sun and the wind of Southern California on your way to Venice beach. It’s not as fast as the 458 Spider, with about 50 bhp less, but its accessories more than make up for it, and are more in keeping with its unique atmosphere. It is, comparatively speaking, more laid back, in our view.
- The sophisticated GTC4 Lusso – yours for starting price of €1,100 per day.
Moving on to something completely different. The GTC4 Lusso is a front-engined four-seater coupe, with four wheel drive and four wheel steering. It is spacious and comfortable on the inside, effortlessly stylish on the outside and has a beast of an engine, regardless of trim, and you get to go from 0-100 kph in about 3.5 seconds. And it looks like it belongs in the opera.
- The powerful 488 GTB – yours for between €1.050 and €1,500 per day.
We come full circle with an update to the above mentioned 458 Italia. One major difference is the introduction of turbochargers, making the GTB the first turbocharged mid-engined V8 Ferrari, and as a result significantly faster than its predecessor, with around 100 bhp more under the bonnet, and a whopping 661 bhp altogether. The appearance is also derived from the Italia, though just updated enough to divide the public as to which one is prettier. We let you be the judge.
- The vigorous 488 Spider – yours for between €1,100 and €1,250 per day.
Another update for the engine and appearance and a hell of a lot of new engineering know-how was applied to making the 488 a worthy successor to its popular predecessor, the 458 Spider. Successfully, too. It looks great and sounds amazing, and has really not lost any of the Ferrari magic with the addition of turbochargers. Roll the foldable hard top down and punch it. You won’t regret it.
All this, and the most competitive prices on the market.
You’ll agree that driving an Italian-made automotive wonder made by distilling thousands of years of history and culture into a carefully engineered mobile platform across the country that gave birth to it would necessarily be an experience like few others. Lurento has managed to offer this for some of the most competitive prices on the market.
We negotiate directly with original owners, eliminating the industry standard that are several layers of intermediaries and often shaving hundreds of euros off you final cost.
So, why not rent it for any extra day? That’s why we make it more affordable.