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Florence (Firenze) - Car Rental Offices Locations
Your choices when renting a car from AutoEurope are to pickup at the airport (caution, a surcharge may apply to airport pickups), in downtown Florence, or on the outskirts. Type the addresses into www.maporama.com to get an exact location.
There are four downtown locations that are very close together: three on Borgo Ognissanti, a short street that is south of the train station and runs mostly parallel to the river, the other is on Via Maso Finiguerra, just off Borgo Ognissanti. The location you will use, depends on which car rental company you are picking up from. AutoEurope is a broker, so you may end up getting your car from Europcar, Avis or Hertz.
Note: The street "Borgo Ognissanti" is sometimes listed as "Borgognissanti" on the AutoEurope site. I am not sure which is the correct name, but some of the mapping websites do not recognize the second version.
On the Outskirts of Florence
Maureen's Notes for the Via Ponte Sospeso Locations
The Via Ponte Sospeso location is a good option for people who don't want to drive into the center of the city to the Borgo Ognisanti sites to pick up and/or drop off the car. It is very easy to access coming from the south, from the Chianti region or from the Firenze Certosa exit on the autostrada.
Note: February 2005. The Via Ponte Sospeso location is now only open "seasonally". It's unclear what the "season" is. The green "Autopertutti" sign is gone.
Directions To the Via Ponte Sospeso Office from the A1
From the Firenze Certosa exit on the A1 Autostrada, follow the signs for Florence (Firenze). Go through Porta Romana and straight until the road ends, and you must go right. Here you basically want to go straight through Piazza Pier Vettori, but you can't. It's helpful to visualize this, though. Go right, get to the left, and take a left at the next intersection. You will then have to go to the right. The driveway to Avis office is quickly on your right; there is a green Autopertutti sign up high. Pull into the courtyard. You are there.
Directions From the Via Ponte Sospeso Office to the A1
Go right when leaving the office. Stay to the right, even if it means sitting behind a bus at the stop for a minute or 2. At the end of Via Ponte Sospeso you will encounter a big rotary (roundabout). Stay to the right and you can skim it, taking the 2nd street on the right. (The 1st is a one way.) Follow this street to the end, where you will be able to go straight for a short distance. Take the right, then at the end of that street, go left. When you see Porta San Frediano, bear to the right before the porta. Follow this street to the end, take a left, and you are on the road that takes you through Scandicci and Galluzzo back to the A1.
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