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Francavilla al Mare is a fine seaside resort and a cultural center that is located to the south of Pescara. Francalvilla al Mare is a very ancient city whose roots go back to pre-historical times. Evidence of the place having been occupied since pre historical times have been found at St. Cecilia. Francavilla, a Latin term meaning 'free town', got its name from the fact that it was granted freedom from all taxes in the year 1162. It was a flourishing seaport that was buzzing with commercial activity until it was plundered by the Turkish in the sixteenth century. The city rose to prominence in the nineteenth century as a center for culture in which prominent literary and artistic figures gathered to promote art and culture. By this time, it had also become an important seaside resort.
Francavilla al Mare has several good hotels and restaurants such as Villa Maria, Corallo, Diamante, La Fenice, Mare Blu, Parana, Park Hotel Alcione, and several others to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Car hire services can be booked from these hotels.
There are a number of interesting places that can be conveniently visited using the car hire services that are available in the city. Some of the more important sight seeing spots include the following: Churches: There are several churches in Francavilla al Mare that are ancient and important from the artistic, as well as the religious, perspectives. Churches dedicated to St. John and St. Francis are two of the important churches that date back to the twelfth century, and combine two architectural styles. Convent Maria of Jesus: Apart from being of historical interest, this convent founded in the fifteenth century was the meeting place for Italian artists and literary figures of the time, led by the famous painter Michetti. Museum Michetti: You can see the paintings of some of the most renowned painters in this place, which also hosts several artistic events and competitions.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
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