We arrived in Rome on an overnight flight from the US with two other couples. We had to get to our villa just outside Chiusi. Both other couples went through autoEurope and rented cars at the airport. They got no instructions in how to operate the cars (like you lift UP to shift into reverse, unlike pressing down at home) and they both followed the driving instructions carefully (as carefully as you can when you are exhausted ) but they both missed the turn for the A1 and got lost.
We took the Leonardo Express into Rome, went to a cafe across the street for an espresso, walked down the street to visit the church St Maria Maggiore, had lunch at another cafe, and walked back to Termini for our train to Chiusi. We napped for an hour on the train, arrived Chiusi, then walked across the street to Asserent, where we had rented a car. Sarah gave us complete instructions in how to operate the car, told us we could park for free in their lot anytime we came back into Chiusi, and we arrived at our villa ready for the evening!
On the day we checked out of the villa, we returned the car to Asserent and got on the train to Rome, while our friends had to drive their cars back to the airport. They wished they had followed our plan instead.