Lamezia Airport Car Rental
Car hire at Lamezia Terme International Airport offers visitors the chance to explore the wonders of southern Italy, including Calabria’s mountainous regions of La Sila, Aspromonte and Pollino. Another option is taking your vehicle beside the sea to the coastal towns in this region that sit upon the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas respectively.
Just 60km away is the beautiful town of Tropea. Known as the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian, Tropea sits on top of a rocky promontory and gazes out over the glittering azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The historic old town is the perfect place to relax and sample some of the local delicatessen. One such dish is cipolla di Tropea, a delicious gelatine dish made from local red onions, and the perfect complement to bread and olives. Beneath the cliff is a beautiful sandy beach; a perfect setting to wind down and relax or go swimming in the crystal clear waters.
A little higher above sea level, in the mountainous regions, travellers will find rare flora and fauna and challenging hiking routes.
Such a diverse mix of natural beauty, from sunny beaches to breath-taking mountains, makes this region a holiday destination you are unlikely to forget in a hurry. And, with its 3,000 year history, Calabria is likely to remember you too.
Lamezia Terme Airport
Situated in the province of Calabria, southern Italy’s Lamezia Terme Airport is located in the toe area of the Italy’s famous boot. Lamezia Terme International Airport offers flights to 39 destinations in roughly 12 countries, with Germany being the most popular destination for its travellers. In fact, Germany accounts for some 42 per cent of all of the flight routes provided and Air Berlin dominates in terms of destinations. The airport’s code is SUF; derived from Sant’Eufemia which is in the district of Lamezia Terme.
The town of Sant’Eufemia is just 3 km away and, within just 1km, there is an exit from the airport onto the A3 motorway for onward travel by hire car. The city of Lamezia Terme is home to about 75,000 and is a scenic 12 km drive from the airport itself. The airport has been undergoing almost constant improvements and modernisation over the last few years and, already, the passenger terminal has been improved considerably. Construction began on Lamezia in 1965 and was finished just six years later, opening in 1971. Once finished the airport’s success was only ever a matter of time, thanks to an extensive rail network close by, helping travellers from around the region reach what is now one of Calabria’s success stories.
The airport offers modern services and facilities that are sure to meet your every need, including plenty of restaurants and shopping options.
There are also ATMs, a business centre for any of your last minute work requirements, a first aid station, a tourist information point, and a lost and found desk. In the airport’s business centre travellers will find workstations with computers and internet access as well as four meeting rooms.
Faxing, printing and copying facilities are all on offer, along with meeting rooms that can seat between 48 and 16 people. These rooms make Lamezia Terme Airport ideal for business travellers that need some extra space for meetings or conferences. The two smaller rooms can seat 6 to 3 people respectively and have telephone lines and computer stations. And, once your work is done you take a well-deserved rest within the airport’s relaxing lounge area.
Car Hire at Lamezia Terme Airport
There are a number of car rental companies for you to choose from at Lamezia Terme Airport, all of which are located in the arrivals hall. Opening times may vary from company to company so it is worth checking before you travel. If you pre-book online, you may be eligible for a discount of up to 30% depending on which company you book with. Some companies also ensure that an agent meet you with your vehicle, even if you arrive out of office hours. Whichever option you choose it is almost certain that you will need to present the credit or debit card you used online to book with, as well as both the paper and plastic parts of your driving licence. It is also worth checking the specifics of each company’s insurance policies as they may differ from what you are used to.
Thanks to the large number of car rental companies operating at Lamezia Terme International Airport, there are lots of vehicle options to choose from. Among the vehicles are nippy hatchbacks for the city streets of northern Italy, 4X4’s for the rugged country terrain and luxury sports cars for the winding mountain roads. Larger vans are also available for big parties that require more room for their luggage and personnel. Despite all of the options, though, you may lose out on exactly what you want if you don’t book early. So be sure to make your choice early and get ready to enjoy this region of Italy’s historic monuments, churches and natural beauty.
Luckily, travelling to and from the airport by car is fast and convenient because of the excellent motorway connections in the area. There is no train station at Lamezia Terme International Airport so hiring a vehicle is definitely the best way of getting around. Car hire at Lamezia Terme International Airport is fairly inexpensive and offers the perfect way to see some of the region’s sights, including Sambinase di Lamezia Terme, just 10km from the airport and home to some classically Italian, beautiful churches. Saint Pacrazio’s church, in particular, is a favourite with tourists because of its gorgeous Mattia Preti paintings, wonderful statues and beautiful frescoes.
Another historic attraction is the city of Reggio Calabria, the oldest and largest city in Calabria. Here you can enjoy panoramic sea views and visit smooth beaches. The city’s streets are flanked on both sides by beautifully restored Art Nouveau buildings, while, on a hot summer’s day, the cities’ lovely botanical gardens will bring all five of your senses to life. One of the best ways to discover more about Reggio Calabria’s 3,000 year-old history is the National Museum of Magna Grecia, where hundreds of pieces of the city’s historic puzzle now sit.
The museum’s collection includes artefacts from the Greek colonists who once made their home in the region, and magnificent Greek Raice bronzes, which are believed to date back to 460 to 430 BC.
Driving to Lamezia Terme Airport
The E45 main road is the best way to reaching Lamezia Terme Airport. This road turns in to A3 and runs parallel with the airport from north to south.
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