I am traveling to Italy next month and part of my trip is to Florence. I would like to rent a car for the day to see the countryside in Tuscany. Some sites I've read say I have to have an international driver's license while others say I do not. I checked and it appears I can easily rent a car from Avis in Florence but I do not see any guidance as to driver's license requirements. Obviously, I am a licensed driver in the US. Can someone tell me what the requirements are based on experience or refer me to a reliable source for this information?
Whatever the requirement is from the car rental, you are required getting an international driver's license in any case by Italian law, unless you have a EU driver's license. The international driver's license is simply an official translation of your driver's license into many languages, which costs 15 USD and should take one day if you go to get one in person instead of trying to get one by mail.