A friend and I have booked a place called an Agriturismo from mid May-mid June 2008 . http://www.casarondini.com
We are really looking forward to driving around the small towns over such a nice long trip. However, we are recommended to fly into FCO and drive. Is there a problem for a person who has never driven in Italy to get in and out of the airport and head out of the city area?
I also need to find out if you really HAVE to have an International driving permit to rent a car now in Italy like I've been reading???