Due to the hilly terrain of Piedmont, we strongly recommend that our guests rent a car. Alba itself is great for pedestrians and cycling excursions, but in order to visit some of the spectacular vineyards, restaurants and historical sites that make Piedmont famous, a car is essential. We would also advise hiring a sat nav with your car… saving yourself from spending all your data on Google Maps! We would also advise bringing a back-up map just incase. Please note that even though Barolo and Barbaresco areas are only separated by about 20 km, journey times can take much longer than you’d think, due to the hilly and winding roads.
Both Turin and Milan have an abundance of car rental companies, the majority of which are based a short shuttle from the airport terminals.
Please note the following points when booking car hire (independently or through us):
- You must have credit card to present at check-in for car hire. The (refundable) security deposit will be pre-authorised against your credit card. If you use debit card, you will incur additional charges for ‘additional protection’ circa €30 per day.
- If you drop off your car at a different airport from the one you collected it from, an additional ‘one way’ fee is normally charged when you return the car at its final destination. This is in addition to the car hire cost paid in full at the time of booking and can be quite costly, so always best to check first.
- Argus Car Hire
- Holiday Autos
- Argus Car Hire
Milan Malpensa (MXP)
This is by no means an exhaustive list for either airport – please let us know if you would like us to arrange car on your behalf.