Whether you choose to hire a car does depend on where you stay and how much you want to see of the tiny villages and countryside. Towns like Passignano and Castiglione have sufficient facilities to keep you entertained without venturing further but also have good rail and ferry links to other Umbrian and Tuscan destinations. Cycles and Scooters are easily hired for those wanting to explore the more remote villages and the beautiful countryside. Personally, I think a car is essential to really get to know this area. Especially if you intend to spend a couple of weeks here.
Driving around the Trasimeno area is pleasant as long as you don’t mind the very badly maintained roads with all the potholes! You can often drive for miles without seeing another vehicle. After the UK it is heaven!
‘Rhino Car Hire’
For those of you looking at hiring a car I would recommend taking a look at the website of ‘Rhino Car Hire’. You will find the site very easy to navigate and extremely interesting with some very useful information concerning driving in Italy.
Rhino Car Hire are a family run business established in 2007 and have been recognised and awarded the award of Best Car Hire Website at the Travolution Awards in London. They are a leading supplier of car hire throughout Italy and its Airports. Rhinocarhire.com compares prices for customers from all local and leading car rental suppliers in the area (such as Avis and Hertz) to find the cheapest price possible, and as a broker are able to offer cheaper rates than direct bookings. They also offer 24 hour telephone assistance and an on-line chat facility, so you can be assured of Customer Service at whatever hour you require.