Car Rental in Catania

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Catania, Sicily
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SC RENTAL CAR
$7.91 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Economy Elite
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Felirent
$10.67 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Target Rent
$11.80 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Brid
$12.07 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Compact
Fiat 500X or similar
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ACARENT
$17.61 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Intermediate
Citroen C5 or similar
Citroen C5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$30.86 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Compact Elite
Opel Mokka or similar
Opel Mokka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Italy Car Rent
$31.29 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Standard SUV
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
$34.64 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:16 on 2024-04-22. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Italian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+39
Average car rental price
$20 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 - 70 km/h or 31 - 43 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.8 / 10
Average gasoline price
$2.12 per liter or $8.02 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.87 per liter or $7.09 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.34 per liter or $8.87 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Catania?

Catania is a good place to visit by car. There’s plenty to explore in all parts of the city, and having your own ride will also let you to visit nearby villages, beaches, and other interesting sites.

Taking a rental car to the mainland: Most hire companies at Catania Airport allow their cars to be taken between Sicily and mainland Italy. Usually, travelers make this a one-way trip (that is, not returning to Siciliy or not returning to the mainland). There is an additional fee for this, though it is not large percentage-wise if hiring a car for a week or

Catania

One-Way Car Rentals in Catania

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Catania and drop off in another city include:

  • From Catania to Palermo - 171 offers from $19.31 per day
  • From Catania to Comiso - 10 offers from $49.02 per day
  • From Catania to Genoa - 136 offers from $19.31 per day
  • From Catania to Naples - 159 offers from $19.31 per day
  • From Catania to Milan - 118 offers from $27.56 per day

Top ways to enter Catania

  • Catania Airport: Located just 4.3 km (2.6 mi) from the city center, Catania Airport serves nearly 10 million passengers every year.
  • Comiso Airport: The small and cozy Comiso Airport is located about 85 km (53 mi) from Catania and provides connections with both domestic destinations and countries like Malta, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Germany.

City facts

  • Catania enjoys extremely hot summers, with temperatures often exceeding 30 °C (86 °F). Winters are mild and see significantly more precipitation than summers.
  • Catania is famous for its cuisine, and many iconic Italian dishes like Pasta alla Norma originate in the city.

Top destinations and activities

  • The city center. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Catania’s center has some of the most impressive baroque architecture in the whole Italy. Important sites like Piazza del Duomo square with its Elephant Fountain and Sant’Agata Cathedral that houses Diocesan Museum.
  • Roman Theater. First made by Greeks, then rebuilt by Romans, the theater and the neighboring Odeon are reminders of the civilizations that once populated Catania.
  • Via Etnea. This avenue, often called Las Ramblas of Catania after its famous Barcelona counterpart, is the most active part of the city, thanks to its central location, many attractions, and beautiful architecture.
  • Castello Ursino. Dating back to the 13th century, the monumental ‘Bear Castle’ is among the most impressive in all of Sicily. Built for the use of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, it changed hands several times during the upcoming centuries, playing a central role in the rebellion known as the Sicilian Vespers. Nowadays, the palatial complex also provides a home to ancient art like the 2nd century Hercules in lionskin.

Traffic and parking

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. 
  • Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Being over the allowed limit can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment. 
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

There are two toll roads on Sicily — the A18 between Catania and Messina and the A20 between Palermo and Messina. The A19 between Palermo and Catania is not tolled. 

The toll gates accept credit cards, cash, and Telepass. Most rental companies in Siciliy do not provide Telepass transponders with their cars. Keep in mind that you cannot use your own Telepass unless the license plate of the car is registered to it — contact Telepass to see if you can do this or not. In any case, you can always pay for the tolls in cash or with a credit card. 

Ideas for day trips

  • Mount Etna. With its solid lava rivers and dramatic views of the city below, the famous volcano is fascinating place to explore. Do keep in mind that its summit is more than 3000 m (9840 ft) above sea level, therefore it’s always cold there. The mountain’s northern side, Etna Nord, cannot be reached by public transportation, so you’ll need your own rental car.
  • The Riviera dei Ciclopi. North of Catania, the Cyclops Riviera is made up of three neighboring villages that are as rich in legends and cliff-top castles as they are in atmosphere. Although steeped in history, the riviera’s coastal location means that nowadays it is also a popular beach holiday hub. The drive from Catania takes only about 25 minutes.
  • Ragusa. The inland city of Ragusa is best known for its beautiful Baroque architecture – together with neighboring Modica, as well as five other towns, they have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ragusa is 105 km (65 miles) southwest of Catania and can be reached in about 90 minutes; a visit to the city can be combined with a trip to the Hyblaean Mountains that will be on the way.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, although travelers also tend to pick the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500 a lot. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

For more about traveling around Sicily with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Palermo. Sicily’s capital, Palermo is famous for its palaces and castles, some of which date back more than two millennia. Make sure to check out the Anti-Mafia Museum and try local wines and pastries. The drive from Catania to Palermo takes about three hours, or slightly longer if you wish to make a detour to the scenic coastal city of Cefalu that’s also on the north coast.
  • Madonie Regional Park. Also located near the northern coast, Madonie is one of the most beautiful, but also most overlooked parts of Sicily. The primordial inland landscape is characterized by high peaks, long valleys, and ancient churches and monasteries. A car trip takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes from Catania or 1 hour and 45 minutes from Palermo.
  • Syracuse. A city and a province, Syracuse is Catania’s neighbor to the south. The architecture retains a vital Hellenic element, providing a glimpse into the life of some of the earliest civilizations of Sicily – make sure to visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis if you find this interesting. Other points of interest include the ancient Jewish baths of Mikveh and, naturally, beaches. The drive from Catania to the city of Syracuse 

Car Rental Prices in Catania

  • Station wagons - from $18 per day
  • Large cars - from $31 per day
  • Medium cars - from $16 per day
  • Vans - from $42 per day
  • Premium cars - from $135 per day
  • Small cars - from $8 per day
  • SUVs - from $8 per day

Money-saving tips

There are many things you can do to get a good rental deal in Catania:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Catania is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 57% cheaper than the yearly average.
  • Check out our list of the best rental companies in Catania.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Top 14 Cities near Catania

  1. 29.4 km / 18.3 miles
  2. 46 km / 28.6 miles
  3. 62.3 km / 38.7 miles
  4. 63.9 km / 39.7 miles
  5. 66.3 km / 41.2 miles
  6. 82 km / 51 miles
  7. 85.9 km / 53.4 miles
  8. 88.7 km / 55.1 miles
  9. 89.7 km / 55.7 miles
  10. 111.7 km / 69.4 miles
  11. 132.1 km / 82.1 miles
  12. 190.6 km / 118.4 miles
  13. 232.2 km / 144.3 miles
  14. 283.9 km / 176.4 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Catania?

Car rental prices in Catania vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Catania
$7.08
January
$7.18
February
$13.14
March
$23.51
April
$36.21
May
$42.78
June
$45.19
July
$45.68
August
$32.60
September
$17.68
October
$8.53
November
$11.49
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Catania is January (when prices average $7.08 per day). This is 71% cheaper than the yearly average and 85% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $45.68).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Catania?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in January, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Catania
6
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
7
October
6
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Catania?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Catania is August, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Catania by pick-up date relative to the average
37%
January
38%
February
56%
March
89%
April
118%
May
148%
June
173%
July
174%
August
152%
September
118%
October
47%
November
49%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 7
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Surprice, Felirent, RentSmart24, ACARENT, Viaggiare
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Station wagons
Lowest price $8 per day
Cheapest supplier SC RENTAL CAR

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Felirent Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
RentSmart24 Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Viaggiare Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
RentalPlus Fiat Panda 5 1 Medium cars
Record-go Fiat Panda 3 1 Small cars
Record-go Jeep Renegade 5 3 Medium cars
ACARENT Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Viaggiare Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Surprice Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Cyprus
Smart Forfour
April 17, 2024
Hired the car to visit family, some of who are in poor health. We really enjoyed our trip especially catching up with extended family who we haven't seen for 5 years.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
March 30, 2024
Drove all over Sicily, took the scenic route as much as possible. Car was great, easy to get around. And great gas mileage
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
February 23, 2024
Luggage stolen from the locked boot of the car which was locked as well. Great experience.
Romania
Volkswagen T-Roc
December 3, 2023
We climbed the Etna volcano, we drove through the narrow streets of Sicilian towns, and the car met all the expectations.
Italy
Fiat 500X
November 23, 2023
Marzamemi and Mount Etna are difficult to access without a car, both are on Sicily’s Ionian Sea. That is one of the reasons we decided to rent a car for 10 days out of 30 days.
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Canada
Toyota Aygo
November 15, 2023
Mixed experience - beautiful views, but chaotic driving style in Sicily ( still, possible to get used to it0. the worst thing was finding parking. However, those things do not concern the quality of rental service.
Australia
Fiat Panda
November 9, 2023
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United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
November 5, 2023
Attended a Pilates retreat and did short tours to local sights, towns, beaches and such in glorious sunshine. The drive from and to the airport was a dream.
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Germany
Fiat 500X
November 3, 2023
Sicily is easy to drive around though roads are in quite a state. Visited Taormina, Syracuse, Noto, Modica, Agrigento and Palermo. Wasn’t that bothered about the baroque villages but was glad we made the trip to Agrigento. The Valley of the temples at sunset and then night is amazing. All other places I’d have loved an extra day in each. I will go back and visit the west and north coast.
Canada
Ford Focus STW
October 31, 2023
A three-week trip around Sicily... Etna, Taormina, Noto, Ragusa, Agrigente and the Valle dei Templi, Trapani & Marsala, Erice (a must while in Trapani), Cefalù and Palermo. We visited seven wineries that produce world-level natural wines.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
October 26, 2023
Great trip. Sicily is awesome
Brazil
Skoda Scala
October 25, 2023
We have a nice trip , beautiful places and good restaurants.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
October 22, 2023
Sicily is great would totally recomend
United Kingdom
Audi A1
October 21, 2023
Lots historical old ruins and med evil towns cooled at beautiful beaches
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
October 21, 2023
Climbing Mount Etna and going to see the village the Godfather was filmed in
Italy
Ford Fiesta
October 16, 2023
Trip-mix hop and advertising a lot of miles without any kind of problems!
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United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
October 14, 2023
Circumnavigated Sicily.
France
Fiat 500X
October 12, 2023
Roads very run down and sometimes dangerous (especially with italian way of driving) but Sicily's town remain fantastic. Nature very altered (fires, droughts, heat), a lot of rubbish on the side of the roads. Beaches very altered by recent storms
Australia
Lancia Ypsilon
October 4, 2023
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Slovenia
Toyota Aygo
September 25, 2023
Think twice before choosing to drive in Sicily. Italians drive like maniacs, they are very inconsiderate, nonchalant with their cars (every car is bumped, scratched, damaged in some way). Locauto as a rental company is really good but the stress of driving through Sicily is something we probably would not repeat and would choose to travel with public transportation.
Belgium
Fiat Panda
September 23, 2023
Siracusa (ortigia) had a great vibe; when in Noto do try the almond granita at café sicilia.
Belgium
Opel Corsa
September 22, 2023
we made a 1240 km roadtrip....across the Island: Catania, Syracuse, Agrigento (better than Syracuse), Siculiana, Castelvetrano, Erice, Palermo, Mondello Beach, the mount Etna,... so much to see !!! and we saw the most beautifull sceneries, it is lovely to drive in Sicily, except for in the major cities like Palermo and Catania were the traffic is insane.
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
September 21, 2023
Good, but big eiland so you have to drive far to get somewhere nice
Canada
Volkswagen T-Cross
September 19, 2023
Driving around Sicily and visiting several citie.
Hungary
Fiat Panda
September 17, 2023
customer photo
Romania
Fiat 500
September 14, 2023
Amazing all.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Crossland X
August 22, 2023
We loved the island of Sicily. We drove up Mt Etna and the views are beautiful! Catania is a great city, easy to visit. There are very diverse landscapes from high mountains all the way to sea. The food was great! Especially, the cannoli. We visited with family too. The hospitality all over Sicily was very nice. We found Palermo to be fun and lively and very crowded with tourists. Despite it being set up for tourists with lots of shops I still found the people to be hospitable.
Norway
Opel Corsa
August 20, 2023
Sicily is a paradise.
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
August 14, 2023
Taormina was lovely. Terrific location and we will definitely return.
Australia
Toyota Yaris
August 10, 2023
Sardinia is a really beautiful island and I hope to come back one day and spend more time there.
Austria
Fiat 500
August 9, 2023
I travelled through the complete island.
Switzerland
Ford Fiesta
August 7, 2023
Our trip as such was fine, but the car was way too scratched.
Netherlands
Volkswagen Golf
August 6, 2023
Sicily is just stunning to travel through, swin and enjoy the food.
Poland
Ford Focus STW
July 30, 2023
over 2kkm in 10 days - no problems, great car - better then expected.
United Kingdom
Smart Forfour
July 25, 2023
Roads in Sicily are narrow and twisting, no street lights, lots of up and down mountains… even worse in old towns, one car width and reckless drivers all over, beware!! Don’t get fooled into taking a bigger and new car, you’re better off taking a small banged up car
Malta
Citro?n C3
July 23, 2023
Going through the sicilian countryside on a heatwave, the car should have had a bigger engine
Australia
Citroen C3
July 22, 2023
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United Arab Emirates
Opel Corsa
July 20, 2023
sicily is overpriced and underwhelming.
Poland
Seat Ibiza
July 17, 2023
Driving in Sicily is a constant struggle for life. I have never dealt with such hopeless drivers and roads anywhere. The roads are full of holes, the vertical stripes are invisible (Palermo), they keep cutting the road, they drive in the middle of the road, they use the turn signals as they please - either still or not at all.
Australia
Toyota Yaris
July 10, 2023
I loved Syracuse and taormina,for of energy, interesting towns
United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade
July 7, 2023
Rented the car for a weekend, wedding of a friend. Visited Letojanni Taormina and Sant’Alfio. The weather was very hot, so A/C is a must. Would be nice to have the telepass installed for the Italian Autostrada.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500X
July 5, 2023
We had a fantastic time. The car enabled us to travel all around Sicily and see so many wonderful sights.
Italy
Fiat Panda
June 29, 2023
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Poland
Fiat 500X
June 27, 2023
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Australia
Lancia Ypsilon
June 25, 2023
The rubbish is a huge negative experience for us. the bad roads are absolutely terrible. The behaviour of a few drivers is very dangerous
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Scala
June 23, 2023
Took a scenic drive along the coast around Catania, drove up to Mount Etna - both fabulous! Ate at many small restaurants near our house rental in Acireale with excellent Siciliano meals and delicious pastries -cannolis and coronets with superb coffees!
New Zealand
Fiat Panda
June 21, 2023
Loved Cefalu for a few relaxing days Erice was also lovely in sunshine and clouds
Romania
Opel Corsa
June 17, 2023
Spent 1.5hours at pick-up and there were only 4 clients before us. But everything was okay. Unfortunately we got a bigger car than the one we rented which is not a good idea for Italy.
Hungary
Fiat Tipo STW
May 25, 2023
We have visited Eastern Sicily, this is a great place, independently of the car, but with a car in a better condition we could have managed the holiday with less stress.
United Kingdom
Citro?n C3
May 24, 2023
Holiday
Malta
Fiat Panda
May 19, 2023
Nature sport
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
May 14, 2023
holiday cut short due to injury
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
May 3, 2023
Food, people, experiences.
Bulgaria
Peugeot 3008
May 1, 2023
Visiting Taormina and Mount Etna is a must.
Israel
Audi A3 Sportback
May 1, 2023
The nature, the people and the restaurants are awesome in Sicily
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Renegade
April 19, 2023
I visited family and relatives. Unfortunately I and my father became sick and there was not a chance to do sightseeing.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
April 6, 2023
Great trip
Israel
Volkswagen Golf
March 30, 2023
Even a thousand words cannot describe the beauty and richness of Sicily. Very eay to drive and excellent motor ways
Italy
Fiat Panda
March 23, 2023
Everything good for Sicily but the weather we were unlucky
Norway
Kia Picanto
March 17, 2023
Used the car to drive around Sicily! Watch out for crazy drivers in the big cities :)
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
March 14, 2023
Beautiful landscapes and vistas - wonderful hill towns (Enna, Savoca). The entire southeastern part of Sicily is breathtakingly beautiful. I want to live here
Romania
Renault Captur
March 7, 2023
Activites
United States of America (USA)
Opel Astra
March 3, 2023
Valley of Temples in Agrigento was incredible
Bulgaria
Fiat Panda
January 24, 2023
history
Romania
Fiat Panda
January 5, 2023
Sicily is one of the nicest places to visit, especially with a car rental, there are so many to visit; the food is very good also
Hungary
Fiat 500
January 1, 2023
Etna was impressive. Taormina is beautiful.
Poland
VW Golf
November 10, 2022
Trip was great, weather was perfect. All good.
Romania
Fiat Panda
October 30, 2022
We visited a few locations on the island and we liked Syracuse and Taormina. The traffic is terrible, because the Italian drivers has own rules ...
Latvia
Hyundai i10
October 1, 2022
natural and historical objects in view
Italy
Fiat Panda
August 29, 2022
Nature food landscapes beaches history simply wonderful and Sicilian people so warming and welcoming
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
August 9, 2022
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Bulgaria
Fiat Panda
July 6, 2022
Sicily is very interesting place with its nature. The food everywhere is perfect. Traffic is a bit frantic in Palermo and Catania, but in the other cities it is fine. Overall I would recommend to everyone.
Poland
Opel Crossland X
May 24, 2022
Amazing sights and food.
United States of America (USA)
Smart ForTwo
May 18, 2022
I drove to Ragusa, lovely hill town in south east Sicily, and to Modica, Sicli, and Noto. All interesting and historic.
Poland
Opel Karl
May 16, 2022
this company gives a feeling of good intentions and not trying to rob you for a tiny scratch that was there before you even rented this car
Hungary
Fiat Panda
March 24, 2022
Sicily is a must see ..
Ukraine
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
December 4, 2021
Sicily is quite big, distances between cities are rather big as well and there are a lot of places to see, while public transport there is not much developed so travelling by car is the best solution. But beware of the high traffic in big cities like Catania, it can be just scaring
Italy
Opel Corsa
November 21, 2021
Catania itself is a wonderful and fascinating city, apart from the frustration you feel at an evident lack of care regarding rubbish dispoal and the environment. From Catania, you can reach numerous wonderful gems with a hire car: Etna, Taormina, Aci Castello, Siracusa, Noto, Scicli. The area of the Ragusano and the Baroque cities of Noto, Scicli, Modica and Ragusa Ibla show a gradual move in the right direction towards environment and cleanliness.
Romania
Fiat Panda
September 20, 2021
We reserved a Fiat Panda (mini class)and receved a Lancia hybrid. Due to our flight delay we picked-up the car only next morning without problems. The staff was professional and friendly. The car had scratches but were recorded. We drove 800 km trough Sicily but the car used the battery only when descending the Etna. Otherwise, the car consumed quite a lot of gasoline. Finally, everything was ok, we had no problems. Thank you Sicily by car!
Malta
Fiat Panda
August 23, 2021
Tropea very nice place no easy parking in the centre, especially at night. Scalea nice long beaches to visit and park with ease, safe also.
Bulgaria
Ford Fiesta
July 19, 2021
Strongly recommend that company!
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
October 11, 2020
The south east of Sicily is a must for those wanting to see the history of the island, rather than a beach holiday. Greeks, Arabic, Romans, Normans; it is all here. Along with fab food.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
September 21, 2020
Had a great time traveling round. Driving but scary at first but once we realized the way they drive no problems. Palermo bit dodgy but overall one of the best trips we have taken and we are worldwide travellers. Would definitely recommend Sicily as the place to go to
Australia
Ford C Max
October 15, 2019
We really enjoyed Siracusa and driving around the Sicilian coast. Taormina was a lovely place.
Latvia
Fiat 500 CONVERTIBLE
October 10, 2019
Sicily is great place to rent a car. Definitely recommend! Good roads, not expensive toll roads, speed limit 130 km/hour. My advice to take a small car (we get Fiat 500), it will be easy to park it.
Czech Republic
Fiat 500
September 15, 2019
When you rent Fiat 500, be always sure to lock and check the car (trunk of the car can by un/locked separately). Enjoy Catania, its a safe and beautiful city, I lived it. Pro tip: try spada and tuna carpaccio (and/or tartar) at Il Gambero Pazzo and at Vuciata - kitchen market 🇮🇲🇮🇹❤️
United Kingdom
VW Golf
August 18, 2019
Very beautiful place sicily, but little expensive... and always be carfeul and on the watch when driving in towns or cities there, some seem not to adhere to traffic roles.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
August 7, 2019
Yes you definitely need a car to get around Sicily. Very necessary
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
June 8, 2019
Sicily was a very interesting destination, the tiny hilltop towns were very interesting and each seemed to have friendly people willing to give private tours, including garages filled with carvings or selfies with tourists and stories about famous people like the mafia and musilini’s daughter (I think), like Nino who gave us some of his fortified wine and his address, pre-printed on a tiny piece of paper so we could send him the selfie! We stayed 3 days more than expected and didn’t see everything we wanted.
Latvia
Ford Fiesta
June 5, 2019
worthy to buy insurance. streets are really narrow and people driving like hell (especially scooter drivers :)
United Kingdom
Citroen C1
May 25, 2019
Driving in Catania for someone used to the UK can be very stressful. There is no concept of right of way or staying in your allocated lane. The roads are very busy and narrow in the centre. Parking on the street is free but high likelihood of damage. Parking at hotels averages 8euro per day so factor that into your costs.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3 Picasso
October 30, 2018
Contrary to folklore, the general standard of driving was excellent. Satnav is essential for getting around small towns, but the in-car system provided was sufficient. We didn't go to Palermo, but in general motorways are still free, main roads are clear, minor roads can be potholed, town streets can be very narrow, but traffic generally is light.
United Kingdom
Ford C Max
October 28, 2018
Driving on autostrada and countryside are fine, driving in towns and cities is quite an experience. The views are stunning.
Australia
Citroen C3
October 13, 2018
Catania is a great place to explore
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
October 11, 2018
By renting a car you can easily visit many resorts in Sicily. However, local drivers are insane. There appears to be no rules. Vehicles come at you from every direction. Cars rarely slow down or stop for pedestrians. Many roads have drops, no barriers, no road markings or signs.
Sweden
Citroen DS3 Convertible
September 10, 2018
Mmmnn, give Sicily cities a skip and rather visit the little villages. Cities are extremely dirty and smelly whereas the villages are quaint, clean and so much to experience. Take full insurance - drivers are way crazy and reckless in Sicily.
Malta
Citroen Jumper
August 30, 2018
We stayed in a very pleasant and very friendly farmhouse called Villa Casina dell'Etna. We went around to Mt. Etna, Etnaland, Gore di Alcantara, Ortigia etc. In the evening we spent most of the time in Nicolosi where the nightlife is quite good with very good restaurants and bars.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
August 14, 2018
Poor road surfaces at times. Main highway good. Did not go into Catania.
Luxembourg
Citroen C1
August 7, 2018
you should know how the sicilians drive and take full insurance :-)
United Kingdom
Ford Mondeo STW
July 21, 2018
UK drivers need to remember a culture shift when first driving in Sicily - as far as the locals are concerned there are very few rules of the road to follow, so keep your wits about you! Double check whether its unleaded or diesel when picking up car. Our car was diesel, but confusingly had a sticker indicating it took unleaded. We got it right, fortunately.
United Kingdom
Fiat Scudo
July 13, 2018
Ragusa,Modica & Noto worth visiting for baroque architecture, Siracusa & Ortiga lovely & Etna worth a trip.Also Taormina nicer than Catania which is very congested & not particularly nice
Malta
Opel Zafira
July 12, 2018
Nice place to visit great food. But too hot in summer to visit by walk. But overall nice holiday.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen DS3 Convertible
June 13, 2018
If you are renting a car in Catania, make sure you pay for insurance, because they will check for every tiny scratch on the car.
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