Is it difficult to rent/buy a car for your year abroad?

I will be working in a small town near Milan, but I would really like to live in the city. It's not a great commute via public transport and would be really easy by car, but I'm not sure whether it's worth the hassle of trying to rent a car on a semi long-term basis. Has anyone done something similar?

This question was asked on 13th August 2014 and has been read 1923 times.

  • Anonymous Answer · 8 years ago

    Renting is easy but expensive anywhere. There is useful information on buying a car in Italy here.

  • Anonymous Answer · 8 years ago

    I'm not sure about Italy, but I know in Spain that if you have been a citizen there for longer than 6 months, and want to rent a car, you have to take another driving test in that country or you can get a massive fine! (a friend of mine was fined 5000euro for driving without the proper license) 

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