Bologna car hire

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Bologna, Bologna, Italy
24 Oct — 31 Oct
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Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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Pick-up locationBologna
Hire locations94
Airport locations41

Bologna car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
NOLEGGIARE
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Bologna
NOLEGGIARE
Locations in Bologna
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From $55/dayRated no. 2
Europcar
9.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
4 locations in Bologna
Europcar
Locations in Bologna
  • 9.5
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Rated no. 3
Firefly
9.3 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Bologna
Firefly
Locations in Bologna
  • 9
  • 9.5
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From $21/dayRated no. 4
Thrifty
9.3 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Bologna
Thrifty
Locations in Bologna
  • 10
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  • 9.3
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  • 7.3
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9.6 Excellent5 Jul. 2019
Nice upgrade Staff was friendlyWould have been nice to have known about the 700 Euro deposit
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From $20/dayRated no. 5
Goldcar Rental SP
Cheapest deal
8.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Bologna
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Bologna
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  • 8.6
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Rated no. 6
Enterprise
7.1 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Bologna
Enterprise
Locations in Bologna
  • 8.9
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  • 6.3
  • 6.9
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1.9 Horrible3 Oct. 2021
Very big problem We made an initial reservation for drop off at Carcassonne. When we got Bologna the woman (nice) said we could have a better price if we changed reservation to my wife’s name. So we did. We got to Carcassonne and a different woman called from Bologna Enterprise and said we must bring the car back to Italy. Very upsetting. Obviously that was impossible and not what the original reservation was. We left the car at the enterprise office in Carcassonne at the airport. A very friendly professional woman named Melissa that worked for Enterprise helped us. She was great. We recorded the conversation. She made a phone call and the person she talked to said there may be an one time drop off charge that could be as high as 400 euros and that she would have to get back to me. She gave me a signed copy confirming they received the car in good condition We exchanged emails. The. This morning I received an email from Bologna enterprise saying we had to bring the car back to Bologna. We have been an enterprise plus customer for years and have never been treated so badly. That is where things stand 10 AM Oct 3,2021 Thank you
10.0 Excellent6 Dec. 2017
Easy, straightforward rentalTerminal pick-up, friendly staff, easy collection and drop off
4.4 Okay20 Mar. 2017
Was overcharged by hundreds of dollars
10.0 Excellent27 Nov. 2016
Good car with awesome MPG.- Offered an option for an automatic for the same price as reserved manual car, made wife happy about that. - Was offered a hybrid, which was even better considering gas prices in Europe - Fast service- Office location was a bit off from map. - Walked further down the street, with vague directions, on where the garage is to physically pick-up the vehicle - Garage didn't have English-speaking people, so it was a lot of sign language
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From $76/dayRated no. 7
Sixt
7 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Bologna
Sixt
Locations in Bologna
  • 7.7
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  • 6.6
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7.9 Good13 Jul. 2021
Nice and simple
2.0 Mediocre30 Oct. 2019
no. They original girl that assisted me was kind but made a huge mistake. She added insurance without informing me. When I called to let them know they said I had to talk to the manager. I went to talk to the manager, he began this conversation with harassment. He grilled me and accused me of the strangest things. He pulled out the girl and in front of me screamed that I was accusing her of lying and that I was telling him he had to fire her. I thought this was crazy because I did not believe she did anything intentionally. He then said what I was saying is that she committed fraud and I was accusing her of scamming me. The girl was crying and I refused to accuse her of any such thing. It was a mistake in my opinion. I was quite tired from my travels when I registered with her for the car. He continued to insist that I was accusing her of fraud and I needed to say it out loud. At this point, I felt so bad for the girl that I kept apologizing to her, but I would not say that I knew she put on the insurance because I would not have done that. I had a budget to stick to and I could not afford it. This whole scene was done in front of all the other employees and anyone walking by in the airport. Unfortunately, I suffer from PTSD and I could not take anymore , I was finding it difficult to breathe. My daughter interrupted the scene and I had to walk out...I could not stop myself from crying. I walked out and when I walked back in, he started to apologize and told me that he knew that the girl did not follow protocol and he explained why he knew. (something about no highlights on the costs on the receipt.) He even hugged me twice...I did not like this at all. He was abusive and then actually hugged me. He said that he would fix the problem then gave me his email to contact him. To this day he is not responding to resolve the problem. I am very angry and am considering taking my daughter's recording of the scene to social media.
10.0 Excellent6 Jul. 2019
they were all great
8.0 Excellent4 Aug. 2017
Pick up and drop off more professional and fast and friendly.The passenger front seat was stained.
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From $39/dayRated no. 8
SICILY BY CAR
6.6 Good (3 reviews)
3 locations in Bologna
SICILY BY CAR
Locations in Bologna
  • 6.6
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2.0 Mediocre23 Jul. 2018
No car availableNothingNot getting the car I booked and Kayak failing to refund me!
From $42/dayRated no. 9
Hertz
6.1 Good (13 reviews)
4 locations in Bologna
Hertz
Locations in Bologna
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  • 5.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
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2.0 Mediocre24 May 2018
In the dark garage with narrow parking space I found 3 damages (the staff marked 2 into the form saying that the one is regular scratches not considered / reported as damage). 0 damages were indicated in the form from hertz. Car wasn’t dirty, but covered by dust (even inside all over the instrument panel). Trip went well but during drop-off at Bologna an arogant staff reported a scratched plastic wheel cover - I didn’t even park close to the pavement so I couldn’t scratch it.. but I was unable to see this damage during car pick-up becuase of above reasons and there is also huge difference of judging the vehicle condition between the locations. So what is not a problem in Florence seems to be a problem in Bologna. Didn’t agree with my tesponsibility and awaiting contact back to find a solution. Bad experience
7.6 Good9 Oct. 2017
Wasn't sure what to expect...The facility was clean. Charges were clearly explained. My questions were answeredThere was no windshield washer fluid in the car. This should have been checked before I got the car. There was a long-ish wait to pick up my car.
2.0 Mediocre8 Oct. 2017
I have problem with them but nobody care about my complain
3.2 Mediocre6 Sep. 2017
I booked a car at 44€ I was charged 64€I booked a car at 44€ I was charged 64€
2.0 Mediocre30 Oct. 2015
Charged extraGood pickup, clean car, as expected until...They charged is EUR 50 extra when we returned the car...apparently the guy at the drop off found a bit of dirt on the back seats...which probably came from our 6 and 4 year olds putting their shoes on the seat when climbing into the car. This was a real surprise to us, and too late for us to pass a quick hover on the seat. What a shame that they don't tell you in advance....will not go back to Hertz, never had this issue with Avis or Europcar!
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Rated no. 10
Ecovia
6 Good (1 review)
5 locations in Bologna
Ecovia
Locations in Bologna
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Rated no. 11
Alamo
5.7 Okay (2 reviews)
2 locations in Bologna
Alamo
Locations in Bologna
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 5.9
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  • 6.9
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1.9 Horrible21 Jul. 2021
Rented car in Bologna and returned in Florence, and I feel I was scammed. Advice: Be very attentive to every minor scratch on the vehicle before you accept it. I wasn’t, and they charged me over $400 for an extremely minor scratch UNDER the front bumper (I would have had to lay on the ground to see it!). Be warned! Unscrupulous behavior that never would have happened in the US.
9.6 Excellent19 Jul. 2019
Drop off was a little unclear as to where to go and what to do with the car. Stalls extremely tight and difficult to park without possible damage.
Rated no. 12
Dollar
5 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Bologna
Dollar
Locations in Bologna
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8.0 Excellent16 Sep. 2016
Hard to find rental booth. Car greatCar was new, no problems with the car. Service was helpful.Hard to find the booth for dollar. There was not a booth for dollar. Had to find out that dollar uses thrifty booth. And hertz, thrifty and dollar are the same company. The kayak website gives you an option to buy an insurance for the rental. That is not valid for the car. Wasted money. Had to buy extra insurance at the rental.
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From $31/dayRated no. 13
Avis
Most popular
4.9 Okay (11 reviews)
2 locations in Bologna
Avis
Locations in Bologna
  • 5
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  • 4.9
  • 5.2
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8.0 Excellent12 Dec. 2019
Yes
2.0 Mediocre17 Dec. 2018
Car rental con, rude staffThat i was able to come homeThe lie of insurance, breakdown cover, exess waiver, snowchains, taxes i can go on and on!! I doubt il be using avis Italy again, it cost me 4 times the car rental in total leaving me with little spending money for my 3 day trip. Horrible experience ruined my trip. Il stick to puplic transport
2.0 Mediocre17 Aug. 2018
BSKayaks price was 200 dollars less than what they actually charged me
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From $56/dayRated no. 14
Budget
4.8 Okay (14 reviews)
2 locations in Bologna
Budget
Locations in Bologna
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
  • 3.7
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  • 3.7
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6.0 Good21 Nov. 2019
Cheap carBeware! Car had scraps on all four corners when I picked it up. Thankfully I had photographed it before taking it! When I returned it the inspector tried to blame me for some off them! ALWAYS TAKE PICTURES BEFORE YOU USE THE RENTAL!!
4.0 Okay22 Aug. 2019
NothingWe waited in line 1 hour to do the check in to pick up our car.
4.8 Okay25 Jun. 2019
Well..we did get a car.Pick up at the Bologna airport was brutal. We were the third in line, and it took us 90 minutes. Then walk outside for 200-300 yards to a confusing car lot situation. Wandered inside the fenced area for 10 minutes before we stumbled on the Budget office. Then it took another 20 minutes ....
2.0 Mediocre21 Oct. 2018
Didn’t have the car I reservedDidn’t have the car I reserved so instead of the $800 bill it was $3000 for an unknowing upgrade
4.8 Okay26 Aug. 2018
I booked a 9 seater van. The lady at the counter refused to acknowledge the booking. She said that she don't know Kayak or CarRentals.com. She said that there is no car available as the booking was not done directly with Budget.com. It took me almost 40 minutes of negotiation and after that she gave me a 7 seater van, which I took it on no choice basis. This is the first time that such horrible experience has happened. I sincerely hope that Kayak will take up the matter with Budget and they can train the staff at their Bergamo (Italy) airport counter. I expect a compensation for the discomfort due to this attitude of the staff at the counter or some discount as I was given a smaller van.
4.4 Okay11 May 2018
DeceivedThe car was decent to drive around.I was shown a rate in dollars, but when I received the final bill it was in Euros which increased the price by fifty dollars. When I booked the car through kayak, it was only supposed to be like $24 per day, but in the end cost me nearly $95 per day.
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar. 2018
Car not availableNothingCar is not available during collection time. They offered smaller car without considering my family size. Totally feel been scam and disapointed with irresponsible agent. I'm just simply lossed the money that i have paid. Regards Syahril
5.2 Okay8 Oct. 2017
Not the deal I made with KayakReserved in April a BMW series 5 (luxury) and receive a BMW series 2.
10.0 Excellent7 Oct. 2017
very efficient car rentalthe car was clean and only had 8,000 miles on it. we asked for an intermediate car and received a Mercedes-Benz a160 which was a nice driving car. We had 4 passengers and the trunk space was a little small for luggage but we were able to manage as we only had 4 carryon bags and 4 backpacks. All in all it worked out well during our 30 day travel in Italy.the trunk was too small for 4 people's bags.
4.8 Okay16 Jun. 2017
rip off extra costings v those advertisedpricing was far far higher than advertised when taxes and mandatory extras were added in... this should be made clear up front, its false advertising to show a price that is in effect almost 1/2 the actual cost....
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Rated no. 15
Target Italy
4.4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Bologna
Target Italy
Locations in Bologna
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Rated no. 16
GREEN MOTION
4 Okay (1 review)
3 locations in Bologna
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Bologna
  • 4
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4.0 Okay26 Sep. 2016
rude staffstaff
Rated no. 17
OptimoRent
2 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Bologna
OptimoRent
Locations in Bologna
  • 2
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Sunnycars
11 locations in Bologna
Sunnycars
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Free2Move
4 locations in Bologna
Free2Move
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Bologna
keddy by Europcar
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Autovia
3 locations in Bologna
Autovia
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Leasys Rent
3 locations in Bologna
Leasys Rent
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Win Rent
3 locations in Bologna
Win Rent
Locations in Bologna
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JoyRent
2 locations in Bologna
JoyRent
Locations in Bologna
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LOCAUTO
2 locations in Bologna
LOCAUTO
Locations in Bologna
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MAGGIORE
2 locations in Bologna
MAGGIORE
Locations in Bologna
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MEGADRIVE
2 locations in Bologna
MEGADRIVE
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National
2 locations in Bologna
National
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YourRent
2 locations in Bologna
YourRent
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Autoclick Rent A Car
1 location in Bologna
Autoclick Rent A Car
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B-Rent
1 location in Bologna
B-Rent
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Elite Rent A Car
1 location in Bologna
Elite Rent A Car
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FLIZZR
1 location in Bologna
FLIZZR
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Holiday Autos
1 location in Bologna
Holiday Autos
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Morini Rent
1 location in Bologna
Morini Rent
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NU Car
1 location in Bologna
NU Car
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Bologna
Ofran Holiday Autos
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Prime Rent Exclusive
1 location in Bologna
Prime Rent Exclusive
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Rental Plus
1 location in Bologna
Rental Plus
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Rhodium
1 location in Bologna
Rhodium
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Right Cars
1 location in Bologna
Right Cars
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Smile Rent
1 location in Bologna
Smile Rent
Locations in Bologna
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Target Rent a Car
1 location in Bologna
Target Rent a Car
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WowRent
1 location in Bologna
WowRent
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79 travellers who hired a car in Bologna gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car hire locations in or near Bologna

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$55/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a car hire in Bologna

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Bologna

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Bologna car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Bologna.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Bologna car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Bologna

  • The beautiful city of Bologna has plenty to offer, from museums to the scenic Old Town and the breathtaking Italian landscape. With a hire car, you will have the great opportunity to explore every dream destination without having to rely on unpredictable and often delayed public transport or expensive cabs. Also bear in mind that the attractions in Bologna are spread out all over the city and, therefore, are most conveniently reached by car.
  • Head directly to the hire car agencies located at Bologna Airport to pick up a car upon arrival in the Italian city. The desks are located in the terminal at ground floor level and include international companies like Europcar, Hertz, or Sixt, plus multiple Italian agencies. Driving via the Tangenziale Nord di Bologna, travelers will be inside the city in about 20 minutes.
  • Italians have a reputation for driving rather aggressively and not adhering to street regulations, but by driving defensively and paying extra attention when entering the city, there should be no problems. Always adhere to the speed limits, as the police specifically like to fish out tourists and fines can be hefty. Turn signals are sparingly used in Italy; in roundabouts, drivers often do not signal when leaving it, but rather use their left blinker to indicate they are still staying inside, which can be confusing at first.
  • Bologna is among the cities which operate ZTL (zona traffico limitato), which means traffic is regulated in some areas and cars may not enter at specific times, usually between 7 am and 8 pm every day. There are traffic cameras in place that scan all cars, and entering a zone at the wrong time without a registered plate can lead to fines. Ask your hotel or hire car provider about the limited zones and make sure not to enter them.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bologna for $39 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bologna at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Bologna

  • Some car hire companies in Bologna which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Europcar and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Bologna costs $55 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Bologna is $9.99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $120 and $160, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bologna.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Guglielmo Marconi airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Goldcar Rental SP, SICILY BY CAR, Budget, Thrifty and Sixt.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Guglielmo Marconi airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Goldcar Rental SP, SICILY BY CAR, Budget, Thrifty and Sixt.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Bologna costs $24 per day, on average.

  • In Bologna, cars are most frequently hired at Goldcar Rental SP Via del Triumvirato, 84 (6 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Bologna costs $385 per week ($55 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Bologna costs $1,651 per month ($55 per day).

  • Italian cities are very old and have many narrow lanes, which is why a compact car like a Fiat 500 is a good choice for cruising through the city when not so much space is needed. Such a small car will also require less gas, which is quite expensive in Europe, and will also fit into more parking spaces.

  • Speed limits are in km/h and must be adhered to at all times – even if other cars go faster. 50 km/h (31 mph) is allowed inside the city, unless otherwise indicated, and 90 km/h (56 mph) is allowed on rural roads (unless the road conditions are not good). On the highways, drivers can speed up to 130 km/h (80 mph) -- and remember to stay in the right lane, as the left one is used only for passing.

  • Petrol is quite pricey in Italy and the average liter of petrol costs around €1.63 (or $1.86, which is $7.44 per gallon). Petrolstations alongside the highway tend to be more expensive and stations inside the city often close at 10pm, so bear that in mind and refill ahead of time. Also note that usually you pay inside the station at the counter after the refill, and cards are widely accepted.

  • Street parking in Bologna is possible around the historic center (which is a ZTL and only people with a permit can enter) and is metered by the hour. It is advised to either choose from parking lots close to the historic center or ones further outside of the city.