In Sicily Palermo Airport you will have a choice between several car rental categories. According to your need and budget pick the correct model, deals start usually 9 euros / day.
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Located just off southern Italy, it's easily identified, as it is the 'ball' to mainland Italy's 'boot' shape.
The Sicilian capital is Palermo, noted for its exciting and rich culture and history. Palermo has an excellent reputation for food and entertainment. Its hot, typically Mediterranean climate makes it a favourite destination for tourists throughout the year. Culturally, Palermo has a lot to offer. There are numerous churches and buildings from various periods throughout history, as well as theatres, museums and markets to visit. Even the streets of Palermo have lots to offer, with food vendors and street performers adding to the bustling atmosphere. Those hoping for a late night can take advantage of the area's diverse and energetic nightlife.
The Ionian Coast is dominated by Sicily's famous volcano, Mount Etna. Wide, sandy shores with shimmering turquoise waters appeal to beach lovers. The Ionian Coast in noted for its year-round feasts and festivals, celebrating things such as film, music, and religious saints. The city of Catania is home to a university, meaning there is food and entertainment to suit all tastes and budgets. Being coastal, fresh fish is abundant here at the many local markets. Sloping terrain and the Mediterranean climate make the region excellent for wine.
The Monastero Dei Benedettini in Catania is a beautiful Benedictine Monastery. It boasts stunning architecture, and has guided walks, workshops, and evening tours. There's something to suit everyone, with peaceful areas for quiet contemplation, and dedicated family areas designed with children's learning in mind. The monastery is close to the nearby university, meaning the surrounding area is well-served by affordable restaurants.
A small but popular museum is the Museo dell'Acciuga; this museum is, believe it or not, dedicated to the history of the anchovy. Travellers rate the museum highly, due to its quirky nature and devoted historians, who entertain guests with stories and songs about the local culture.
Before booking a car in Italy, we recommend revising the current driving laws in the country. Here you will already find some useful information.
We recommend double check the following information on Italy's government websites. If you see any changes to make, please let us know and we will update our database for other drivers!
In Italy drivers must drive on the right side of the road
Town : 30-50km/h
Carriageway : 70-90km/h
Motorway : 110-130km/h
Blood Alcohol Level : 0.05%
In Italy drivers are not allowed to drive if they overpass 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood
Driver under 17 are not allowed to drive car.
Additional drivers can be added to your rental, an extra charge might be applied by the car rental agency.
25 to 99 years. Young drivers age: 21 to 24 years might be charge extra per day.
Bare in mind that in many car rental agencies, if your driving's licence is not in the Roman alphabet (i.e. if it is in Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic or Chinese) you are required to bring an International Driving Permit and your domestic licence. For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
The most common fuel policy is Full to Full. Basically, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will have to return it with full tank.
To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
On your pick up, you may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved or charged on your credit card, this will be released or refunded when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. A refuelling charge may also be applicable. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Most of the time, the mileage policy will be unlimited. Meanwhile, some car rental agencies impose a mileage restriction per day. Please make sure to double check this policy before booking a car
For most rental, those basic insurance will be offered for free. You could take a complete damage cover package during your booking or when you will collect the rental.
The supplier might require a deposit amount at pick-up. It is a guarantee held on the credit card in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no damage or theft during the rental period.