Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA)
Car Hire / Rental
Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) is easily reachable by car and driving in the city of Rome is only suitable for experienced drivers. Many visitors arriving at the airport opt for a hire car for all or just part of their stay, to make travelling more comfortable and convenient.
If you are considering renting a car for your stay in Rome, we recommend that you arrange this before your arrival. A number of reputable car hire companies are represented at Rome's Ciampino Airport airport and rentals can be arranged on arrival, but you do run the risk of not getting the make and model of car that suits your needs if you fail to pre-book a vehicle.
Also worth thinking about, make sure that your hotel either has its own car park or is located close to a parking garage, which is referred to by the hotel as 'parcheggio convenzionato'. This is particularly necessary when staying in and around the centre of Rome.
Speed limits in Rome, Italy
Open roads: 90 kph / 55 mph
Towns and residential areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Motorways / highways: 130 kph / 80 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Rome
Driving around Rome in the early morning and late afternoon is not advisable. Italian drivers are notorious for their intimidating driving and the congestion and traffic jams in the centre of Rome is best avoided. However, cars are the perfect option for exploring the surrounding area of Lazio.
A number of parking garages are available around Rome city centre, all of which are expensive and can become busy. These include the Terminal Gianicolo off the Piazza della Rovere, a car park at St. Peter's train station (Stazione San Pietro), the Auditorium Car Park in Parioli, and the Parcheggio Ludovisi, close to the famous Spanish Steps.
Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental companies have representatives at Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA).
- Auto Europa
- Avis Auto Rental
- Thrifty Car Rental
Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) Car Rental