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Car, motorcycle, vespa, scooter and van rental in Salò with GardaLakeRent

Explore Garda Lake starting from one of the most important cities in full freedom of movement!

What to see in Salò

  • Salò Cathedral
  • Palazzo del Podestà (former seat of the Magnifica Patria)
  • Palazzo dei Fantoni (15th century)
  • Civic theater
  • Palazzo Terzi Martinengo in Barbarano
  • Monumental cemetery of Salò
  • Church of San Bartolomeo in San Bartolomeo
  • Church of San Bernardo in Serniga
  • MuSa, museum of Salò
  • Salò clock tower

What to see near Salò

  • Vittoriale degli Italiani (Gabriele D’Annunzio’s house), Gardone Riviera
  • Hruska Botanical Garden, Gardone Riviera

“Ask our team for advice on your personalized itinerary also based on the period: depending on the season it is better to choose some activities instead of others.”

Curiosities about the city of Salò

Salò, in Latin Salodium is a city of Roman origin which in the last years of the Second World War was the seat of the Italian Social Republic, also known as the Republic of Salò.

Salò was already populated in the Neolithic period and around 1970, following careful excavations, a Roman necropolis was brought to light.

During the Middle Ages the area of ​​Lake Garda, like all of Italy, was influenced by the church: in Salò the monks evangelized the territory whose main activities were fishing and agriculture (in particular the cultivation of vines and olives) favoring the expansion of trade.

A valid explanation for the origin of the name seems to derive from the fact that already in ancient times Salò was the economic capital of the area; connected to the sea by the Mincio and Po ‘rivers, Salò was the place where sea salt from the salt pans of the Adriatic Sea was deposited.

The city of Salò has always fought for its independence: it was disputed for years between the powers of the time but for a long time remained a faithful ally of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, as evidenced by the support given during the Battle of Lepanto, where the Riviera sent in support of the Italian naval forces of the Holy League (A coalition led by the Pope against the Ottomans in Cyprus) a ship that distinguished itself in battle: once the battle was over, the cannons were melted and from these they obtained the 6 candelabra present in the Cathedral of Salò.

During the Hapsburg Empire the Casino Society (anti-imperial movement) was born and cultural activities in general became more and more flourishing: in 1814 the Philharmonic society was born, still active today and always in the first half of the 19th century a public school of bowed instruments and an instruction room for the double bass and the cello. In 1858 the Mutual Aid Society was born, which won the silver medal at the universal exhibition in Paris.

On the side in the image a bust representing Gasparo da Salò, inventor of the violin, under the bust a sentence:

“It is not known if he is opening his chest to take out the violin or if he is opening the violin to put his heart” Gabriele d’Annunzio.



In 1943 the Italian Social Republic or Republic of Salò was born: Nazi Germany controlled the whole of Tyrol, up to Limone sul Garda, for this reason some institutions were moved including the Foreign Minister right here in Salò.

The foreign ministry occupied Villa Simonini (now the Laurin hotel) as its official seat and was followed by Mussolini himself, who at the time resided in Palazzo Feltrinelli (Gargnano).



Mussolini visited Salò a few times and the Resistance did not carry out major actions in the Garda area, a noteworthy act is the escape of a partisan leader from the civil hospital of Salò, with a shooting in which two fascists died.

After the war, Salò rediscovers its tourist side. In fact it is the site of very important sporting events such as world cycling championships: both in 1971 and 2001 it was a stage of the tour of Italy and in 2007 it hosted a European sailing boat championship.

Car hire and van hire in Salò

Flexible service without surprises: always new and sanitized vehicles at economical prices. Rent a car for private use or for your holiday and discover Lake Garda in complete autonomy.

Rent a van for work or for a move: a wide range of commercial vehicles are available for all mobility and transport needs.

  • Rent a car or hire a van in Salò in Via Eugenio Montale in Cunettone di Salò (BS).
    Collect a car or a Garda Lake Rent commercial vehicle in Cunettone di Salò (BS) just 5 minutes from the historic center and 10 minutes from the ferry port.
    We are next to the Carrefour shopping center in Salò (BS) open 24 hours a day, with ample free parking available for our customers.

Vespa and scooter rental in Salò

If you have already put down your suitcases and have planned to stay around Lake Garda, the best solution for your mobility is definitely a two-wheeled vehicle: during the summer or on holidays the roads of Lake Garda are very busy and rent a Vespa or renting a scooter starting from Salò will allow you to breathe the fresh air of the vineyards and olive groves of the Valtenesi and above all it will make you avoid wasting time stopping in line.

Rent a Vespa or rent a scooter for your holiday and forget the stress!

  • Rent a Vespa or rent a scooter in Salò in Via Eugenio Montale in Cunettone di Salò (BS). Collect your Vespa or your Garda Lake Rent scooter in Cunettone di Salò (BS) just 5 minutes from the historic center and 10 minutes from the ferry port.
    We are next to the Carrefour shopping center in Salò (BS) open 24 hours a day, a large free parking is available to our customers.

The rental experience on Lake Garda with Garda Lake Rent

Garda Lake Rent has offices located on the territory of Lake Garda: the offices of Desenzano del Garda and Peschiera del Garda are easily reachable from the main cities of northern Italy as they are connected by train to Verona, Milan, Venice, Trento, Bolzano etc.

Do you want to get out on the street right away? Book free delivery directly to the train station!

Garda Lake Rent has been present for years in the Garda area and thanks to the experience gained over the years, the capillarity of its offices and the vast fleet of vehicles available (cars, motorcycles, scooters, wasps, vans) is able to satisfy requests of every customer, even the most demanding.

From 2019 we also offer NCC rental service with driver.

Garda Lake Rent guarantees a sustainable mobility service at the best price: ask our team for info and advice!

24-hour assistance with a dedicated toll-free number

No surprises with Garda Lake Rent, the vehicles are all new and of high quality, in case of any unforeseen events we guarantee our customers free assistance 24/7. Whether you use the car for work or for your holidays or for private use, with Garda Lake Rent you will always receive an impeccable assistance service and a replacement car in a short time, thanks to our offices located throughout the Lake Garda area.