Although L'Aquila is about an hour and a half from the city of Rome, it has not developed a strong tourism industry. The city sits on a hillside in the middle of a valley, with the snow-capped mountains flanking the town, which makes the city very popular among travelers looking for extensive hiking trails in the summer, and fills the ski resorts located just outside L'Aquila. In 2009, an earthquake hit the city and killed over 300 inhabitants and largely destroyed the modern city; in response, the Italian government decided to move that year's G8 summitt to L'Aquila, so the disaster funds could be distributed to the city's residents and promote faster reconstruction. Since 2009, facilities for tourists have been constructed and L'Aquila is open to any traveler with a car rental or private chauffeur in Italy looking to explore central Italy!
Count on Auto Europe to serve as your one-stop travel stop for planning a trip to Italy. With over 60 years experience booking car rentals in L'Aquila, Auto Europe has the resources and the know-how to acquire you a rental vehicle at the lowest guaranteed price in the entire car rental industry. Contact one of our travel experts today at 1-888-223-5555 if you require any assistance making arrangements for car rentals, private chauffeurs, luxury rental vehicles, hotel accommodations, or cheap flights to Europe!