Car Rental in Comiso
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Why rent a car in Comiso?
The province of Ragusa is a great place to visit. The area is home to the city of Ragusa, attractive little towns like Comiso and Chiaramonte Gulfi, and a great number of historical and natural attractions. The rest of Sicily with its beautiful beaches, cities like Palermo and Catania, and the famous Mount Etna are within your reach with a rental car.
Top ways to enter Comiso
- Comiso Airport: Also known as Vincenzo Magliocco Airport and Comiso-Pio La Torre, it is the main airport serving the Province of Ragusa. In addition to a number of domestic flights, it also hosts flights to and from Germany, Belgium, and nearby Malta. The airport is located 10 km (6.2 miles) north of Comiso and 27 km (16.7 miles) northwest of Ragusa.
- Catania Fontanarossa Airport: Also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, it served 9.9 million travelers in 2018, making it the busiest airport on the island of Sicily. The airport is a focus city for Alitalia, Mistral Air, and Ryanair, and is served by a number of other airlines. The airport is 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Ragusa and can be reached in about 1 hour and 25 minutes.
- Palermo Airport: Serving the capital city of Sicily, Falcone Borsellino-Palermo handled 6.6 million travelers in 2018. The airport is served by more than 20 different airlines, although some only offer flights seasonally. Located 280 km (174 miles) northwest of Ragusa, Palermo Airport can be reached in 3 hours and 40 minutes.
- Trapani Airport: Also known by its full name, Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani–Birgi, it handled about 500,000 travelers in 2018. The airport is served by the low-cost carrier Ryanair as well as four other airlines. Trapani Airport is 360 km (223 miles) northwest of Ragusa and can be reached in about 4 hours and 30 minutes.
- By sea: If arriving in the province of Ragusa by ferry, you can pick up your rental car at Pozzallo Airport. The town of Pozzallo is 35 km (22 miles) southeast of Ragusa and can be reached in about 40 minutes.
Useful city facts
- Like the rest of Sicily, the Province of Ragusa has a typically Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and mild winters. The average high temperature is 32°C (90°F) in August, the hottest month, and 16°C (61°F) in January, the coldest. The summers are extremely dry, with practically no precipitation from June to August, but there’s a significant increase from October to mid-February.
- Inhabited since antiquity, the Province of Ragusa has been home to many different civilizations like the Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, and Norman Vikings. The city of Ragusa was devastated by a strong earthquake in the late 17th century, but many sites of these earlier cultures survive in the smaller towns and now-abandoned settlements of the province.
- The city and the province of Ragusa should not be confused with the Republic of Ragusa, a maritime city-state that was once the name of Dubrovnik, a coastal town in modern Croatia that is also a popular travel destination. The inhabitants of Ragusa are known as ragusanos.
Top destinations and activities
- Ragusa. Sitting spectacularly on a hill between two valleys, Ragusa is one of the eight Sicilian cities of Val di Noto, a region that has the UNESCO World Heritage designation. Made up of the hilltop Lower Town and the even higher-sitting Higher Town, Ragusa is famous for its stunning Baroque and Gothic-Catalan architecture. Exploring the city involves a lot of climbing as the streets are very steep and many are not accessible by car, but the beauty of the place makes it worth it.
- Comiso. A little, tranquil town to the northwest of Ragusa, Comiso has its fair share of attractions. These include the nearly 2000-year-old Roman hot springs, the San Francesco dell’Immacolata church, and even a large Buddhist pagoda. Just 18 km (11 miles) from Ragusa, Comiso can be reached in about 25 minutes.
- Kamarina. Settled more than 2600 years ago by Corinthian Greeks, Kamarina was one of the first cities in Sicily. It suffered heavily during a number of invasions and was eventually abandoned, but the remains of the ancient settlement can still be seen at the Kamarina Archaeological Park. Located some 32 km (19 miles) west of Ragusa and reached in about 35 minutes, Kamarina is well worth a visit.
Traffic and parking tips
- Italians drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- 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.
- Proof of insurance and the car’s 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.
- While streets inside cities and towns are intercity highways in Sicily are generally in very good shape, some rural roads and roads in the mountains can have potholes and other issues. Farm animals crossing the road can also be a problem. It’s important to exercise extra caution when driving in the countryside and in the mountains, especially after dark.
- When driving some mountain roads in Sicily during the winter time, you are required to have snow chains in your car. These roads are called transito con catene in Italian. Not having snow chains can lead to rather pricey fines. Do ask your rental car provider about snow chains if you’re visiting Sicily during the winter months and plan to drive in mountainous areas.
- 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.
There are numerous toll roads in Italy, including two in Sicily: A20 between Messina and Palermo and A18 between Messina and Catania. Neither of them crosses the Ragusa Province.
The toll fee depends on the route of your choice and the type of vehicle. See the official Italian toll road website for more information. Use the website’s toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route.
Ideas for a day-trip
- Beaches. A visit to Sicily is not complete without enjoying its long, beautiful beaches, and luckily there are plenty of them just a short ride from Ragusa. The nearby Marina da Ragusa (24 km / 15 mi from Ragusa) is a popular coastal town, but travelers also love the blue flag beaches in Pozzallo, the picturesque Punta Secca, and the quaint Sampieri.
- Modica. Another beautiful little town famous for its baroque architecture, Modica is home to such gems as the Duomo di San Giorgio Cathedral, Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem Church, and the Modica Castle which at has an impressive clock tower. Located just 16 km (10 miles) southeast of Ragusa, Modica takes 15 minutes to reach.
- Agrigento. The capital of a neighboring province, Agrigento is best known for its Valley of Temples. Five classical Doric Greek places of worship are located in this town, each of them unique and all in relatively good condition. There is also an archaeological museum and the remains of the ancient city of Akragas is nearby. Agrigento is 132 km (82 miles) northwest of Ragusa and can be reached in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Most popular rental types and cars
The most popular rental car in Comiso is the Peugeot 308, although many travelers also go for the Opel Crossland X and the Fiat Panda. The most popular rental car types are compact, economy, and intermediate.
- Syracuse. Nowadays Syracuse is a cozy mid-sized city on the eastern coast of Sicily, but 2,500 years ago it rivaled Athens for wealth and beauty. An absolute wealth of landmarks has survived (albeit some only as ruins), such as the Temple of Apollo, the Font of Arethusa, and a number of amphitheaters. Other attractions, like the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Santa Lucia alla Badia Church, are slightly younger, but just as impressive. Located just 90 km (54 miles) east of Ragusa, Syracuse can be reached in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Catania. Less historic and more industrial than many other Sicilian cities, Catania nonetheless has its fair share of attractions, like the Cathedral Square and Ursino Castle. The number one attraction of Catania, however, is undoubtedly Mount Etna in the foothills of which the city is located. The largest volcano in Europe, Etna, which is still active, has absolutely stunning landscapes, and, of course, offers amazing views of the rest of the island. The higher parts of the mountain can only be accessed with a guide. Catania is 105 km (65 miles) northeast of Ragusa and can be reached in 90 minutes by car.
- Madonie Regional National Park. Located in the north-central part of Sicily, this national park is one of the most beautiful protected areas on the island. Made up of a number of high mountains, it is also home to woodlands of various types, unique fauna, and cozy little villages scattered across its valleys. Located 190 km (118 miles) north of Ragusa, the national park can be reached in about three hours.
Car Rental Prices in Comiso
- Station wagons - from $30 per day
- Large cars - from $24 per day
- Medium cars - from $52 per day
- Small cars - from $28 per day
How can I save money on my rental car?
Increase your chances of landing a great rental car in Italy by following these tips:
- Compare the 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 during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Comiso is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 50% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 74% cheaper than renting a vehicle in July. Come visit Sicily in early autumn!
Top 11 Cities near Comiso
Catania Car Rentals from $17.77 per day73.0 km / 45.4 miles away
Palermo Car Rentals from $7.93 per day187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
Trapani Car Rentals from $12.93 per day213.1 km / 132.4 miles away
Messina Car Rentals from $13.85 per day155.5 km / 96.6 miles away
Pozzallo Car Rentals from $25.32 per day36.7 km / 22.8 miles away
Pantelleria Car Rentals from $21.79 per day235.5 km / 146.3 miles away
Agrigento Car Rentals from $17.77 per day97.2 km / 60.4 miles away
Taormina Car Rentals from $30.15 per day111.5 km / 69.3 miles away
Capo d'Orlando Car Rentals from $14.93 per day129.9 km / 80.7 miles away
Cefalu Car Rentals from $34.19 per day126.8 km / 78.8 miles away
Avola Car Rentals from $192.31 per day47.9 km / 29.8 miles away
Top 7 Locations near Comiso
Comiso Airport Car Rentals from $23.15 per day5.3 km / 3.3 miles away
Pozzallo Port Car Rentals from $25.32 per day32.6 km / 20.3 miles away
Catania-Fontanarossa Airport Car Rentals from $10.77 per day70.8 km / 44.0 miles away
Catania North Car Rentals from $17.77 per day77.1 km / 47.9 miles away
Palermo Airport Car Rentals from $7.93 per day190.9 km / 118.6 miles away
Trapani Airport Car Rentals from $12.93 per day215.4 km / 133.8 miles away
Pantelleria Airport Car Rentals from $21.79 per day234.8 km / 145.9 miles away
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Sicily By Car||Fiat Panda||5||1||Small cars|
|Sicily By Car||Fiat 500X||5||3||Medium cars|
|Sicily By Car||Opel Corsa||5||2||Small cars|
|Sicily By Car||Seat Arona||5||2||Large cars|
|Sicily By Car||VW T-Roc||5||2||Premium cars|
|Maggiore||Citroen C1||3||1||Small cars|
|Avis||Toyota Aygo||2||1||Small cars|
|Budget||Citroen C1||2||2||Small cars|
|Maggiore||Fiat Panda||2||1||Small cars|