Expat Car Leasing and Rental in Italy

Relocation support for all your employee mobility needs!

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A Destination Service Created For Expats Moving to and Living in Italy

With the foreign professional in mind, you do not need an Italian credit history to be approved. We have included auto insurance and maintenance in the lease payments. You will work with your own Personal Car Shopper, who will assist you with all your questions, provide quotes and ensure a hassle free delivery of your new car.

Flexible Expat Lease Terms

Lease period varies from 24 to 60 months. You to choose any car, without limitation of brand, and set-up against a fixed monthly fee.

No Down Payment

The customer is only responsible for monthly car payments

Expat Auto Insurance

Comprehensive insurance including 3rd party liability included in rates


Our lease contracts include maintenance

Contact us for more information and our current lease offers

We often get great deals available on first come first serve basis. Fill out the contact form below and receive a link to our current offers. We will guide you through the options and the process of getting your new car.

We can assist you in all of Italy

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: Rome, Milan, Naples , Turin, Palermo Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Bari, Catania, Venice, Verona, Messina, Padua, Trieste, Brescia and the list goes on…

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are some important restrictions when leasing a car in Italy?

    The traffic law in Italy restricts expats to drive a car with engine stronger than 90hp for the first 12 months that they hold Italian Driver license. We therefore strongly suggest leasing a car that meets those requirements. We offer vehicles within the approved engine size.

  • I'm moving to Italy together with my family. We drive a large SUV in the U.S. Could we lease a similar size vehicle in Italy?

    Please see information about vehicle size restrictions above. Also, please keep in mind that the roads in Italy are generally smaller and more narrow compared to roads in the US.

  • Who is allowed to drive my lease car?

    The user and their family members are allowed to drive the vehicle.

  • What is included in the insurance?

    The insurance consists of the following:
    RCA - Third party liability to the sum of €15Mio, of which 5Mio only for property damages.
    KASKO - Collision damage waiver, covering damages to the body of the car, with an excess/deductible of EUR 1,000
    F+I Theft and fire waiver, covering theft. The deductible is EUR 1,000

  • What documents are required to start a lease?

    Individual Lease:
    • ID document
    o valid passport, and/or ID card
    o driving license
    • Income documents, i.e. last 2 monthly paychecks, and/or tax declaration from previous year;
    • valid credit card of the person that will sign the rental agreement
    o Please note that on such credit card, an amount of € 500,00 will be blocked as caution when lease agreement will be signed and the vehicle is delivered, and will be released once the vehicle will be returned;
    • Customer back account

  • What is the expected delivery time?

    The expected delivery time is 40-70 days after signed agreement.

  • If my assignment is extended, could I make my lease agreement longer?

    Yes, the agreement can be extended month by month after initial lease contract ends.

  • Can I use my international driver's license to lease a car in Italy?

    Yes, however, please note that you MUST HOLD Italian drivers license within 12 months of arrival in Italy.

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employees’ transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • Do you offer corporations direct billing via invoicing instead of credit card payment?

    Yes, we offer different payment options worldwide for corporations. This is individually accessed and may not be available for all.

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, we can assist corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments.

We finance many makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands Italy

Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford,Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, MG, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

Learn to navigate the Italian language of leasing

Below you’ll find a translation of common lease terms from English to Italian. To learn more about the meaning of these terms, simply follow the link to our Glossary for Expat Car Leasing

Glossary for Expat Car Leasing | ExpatRide

Common lease terms - English to Italian

Down payment or Capitalized cost reduction – Acconto o riduzione dei costi capitalizzati

Depreciation – Ammortamento

Early Termination – Risoluzione anticipata

Excess mileage charge – Addebito chilometrico in eccesso

Excess Wear and Tear – Usura e strappi in eccesso

First Month’s Payment – Pagamento del primo mese

Insurance – Assicurazione

Lease term – Durata del contratto di locazione

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price – Prezzo di vendita suggerito dal produttore

Maintenance package – Pacchetto di manutenzione

Monthly payment – Pagamento mensile

Option to Purchase – Possibilità di acquisto

Residual value – Valore residuo

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, BMW X1

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

- Jochen from Germany, VW Tiguan

Tailored to fit your needs

    • Start process before or after arrival to Italy
    • Competitive interest rates
    • Choose from many makes and models
    • Online and phone service saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals etc.