Be spontaneous, see where the mood of the day takes you! With a car rental reservation from Thrifty Milan Malpensa Airport exploring Northern Italy is inexpensive and a great deal of fun.
The car rental counter for the Thrifty service team is located in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1. Thrifty Milan Malpensa Airport can be contacted on tel +39 02 70 100 150 or by visiting the official website at http://www.thrifty.com.
Mini category cars from Thrifty Milan Malpensa Airport include the easy to drive, easy to park Smart For Two, which is delivered with unlimited kilometres as part of the package. Economy range cars from Thrifty include the manual transmission Peugeot 107, which seats up to 4 passengers and has room in the boot for 2 pieces of luggage.
Compact range cars from Thrifty Milan Malpensa Airport include the Fiat Grande Punto, which also seats 4 passengers with room in the boot for 3 suitcases. The Mid-size class from Thrifty Milan Malpensa Airport’s fleet incorporates the Citroen C3 Picasso, which offers seating for up to 5 passengers and room in the boot for 3 large suitcases.
Thrifty’s Standard class vehicles include choices like the Lancia Delta, while the Full-size category offers cars like the Peugeot 5008 Station Wagon, which also seats up to 5 passengers and has room for 3 large suitcases in the back.
For small groups or families on a camping trip to the Swiss-Italian border there are choices such as Standard-size vans from Thrifty. The Mercedes Benz Vito can accommodate up to 9 passengers and their driver for just under EUR 100 per day.
For drivers below the age of 21 Thrifty may charge a daily surcharge and anyone falling into this age range should check with the customer service team at the time of reservation, what age restrictions apply to their chosen destination, as these can vary between countries.
Using Milan as a base, one can explore a great deal of the Lombardy region without having to travel far. Motorways like the A4 and A8 link Milan with the remainder of Northern Italy and famous historic cities like Mantua, Turin, Parma, Brescia and Cremona are all within easy driving range with rentals from Thrifty car hire Milan Malpensa Airport.
Within Milan city centre it’s easy to get around by public transport and probably a lot cheaper, given that in certain parts of Milan a congestion charge applies during peak travelling hours. However, for trips into the countryside or when staying at a campsite outside of the city limits a car is essential.
The small town of Monza for example is quite beautiful and close to Milan but one has to park the Thrifty rental car at the edge of town – Monza town centre is completely pedestrianized. Here one can admire the medieval crown of the Lombardy kings in the town’s most important museum or enjoy a day out at the races. The Autodromo Nazionale holds Formula 1 GP, Superbike and similar motor racing events throughout the year.
Just a 70 km drive from Milan is where the major wine-growing region starts. The Oltrepò Pavese takes at least a day or two to explore and is as famous for its lovely wines as for its mouth-watering cuisine. Ideal for walking and cycling holidays as well as wine tours of the region’s historic vineyards, Oltrepò Pavese offers fantastic restaurants, wine tastings, fun and relaxation en route.
The picturesque villages of Como, Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna line the shores of Lake Como at the foothills of the Alps, a perfect destination for a weekend away.
By train it takes at least 50 minutes from Milan’s Cadorna station and once there, one is pretty much confined to the village of Como but with Thrifty car hire Milan Malpensa Airport such a trip offers far greater scope for exploration and enjoyment. The stunning villas, palazzos, temples and mansions that are dotted around the shores of Lake Como present perfect photo opportunities with their picturesque backdrops of alpine mountains, crystal clear waters, elegantly landscaped gardens and forested hills.
The elegant city of Bergamo, its streets lined with beautiful Renaissance mansions, palazzos and religious monuments, is at least one hour’s journey by train from Milan Centrale train station. There’s so much to see on a day out in Bergamo that tourist feet soon start to ache – how much more relaxing to hop into the hire car and be refreshed after a quick snooze between monuments and museums!
For more information about Thrifty Milan Malpensa Airport please visit the official website at http://www.thrifty.com, where reservations and enquiries can be made.