L'Aquila is situated in the centre of Italy and is known for its 'Fontana delle 99 Cannelle' (Fountain of the 99 Spots). The town is home to beautiful churches and monuments, including the church Santa Maria di Collemaggio which is a short distance outside the city centre. Hiring a car would be an easy way of reaching the church as well as many other destinations. L'Aquila has a small population of around 68,000 with many cultural buildings including the Aquila Theatre which is easily accessible via car hire in L'Aquila.