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A Sixt car hire in Sicily helps you get the most out of this Mediterranean island that sits off the coast of Southern Italy. Breeze-swept coastlines give way to an interior full of rugged charm and history. Sicily has something for everybody, from lazing on the beach to taking part in outdoor adventures and exploring its ancient past to dining on fresh local produce. Collect your car hire in Sicily from one of our four offices and enjoy a relaxing start to your island holiday.


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The left-hand tab at the top of the page has a drop-down menu showing our four rental vehicle branches in Sicily. Expand the pages with the right-hand arrows to see their opening hours and fleet details. Return to the grey tab at the top of the page to open a map showing their locations on the island. Our Catania and Palermo Airport branches have extended opening hours and 24-hour return facilities that fit neatly into your travel plans. Use our website to compare our different vehicle categories and find out just how affordable it is to hire a car from us in Sicily. We make the reservation process simple, either use the booking hotline or download our Sixt apps for iOS and Android devices. We guarantee your chosen category of car hire in Sicily but cannot do the same for specific models. You will find our office staff waiting to give you a warm welcome whether you wish to hire a car for one hour, the weekend or longer.

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Our premium car rental in Sicily fleet is designed for every party size and budget whether you are looking for economical saloons or larger family sized estate cars. Our compact cars are just the right size for navigating the narrow cobbled streets of Sicily's towns while the two Palermo offices also offer 4x4s, perfect for getting out into the countryside and mountains. Sports cars and convertibles are also available in Palermo and make a luxurious option for cruising the island's coastal roads. All of our rental cars are supplied by names you can trust such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche. We also have a choice of car hire adapted for different mobility needs. A Sat Nav from our attractive and affordable range of extras makes navigating busy city streets easy while your children can travel safely in our selection of child seats. We always have offers on unlimited mileage, additional drivers and insurance extras and are happy to welcome drivers under 25.

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Our car rental at Sicily Palermo Airport is clearly visible in the arrivals hall and the airport is just over half an hour's drive from the city centre on the E90. Our Palermo city centre office is on Viale Francia and can be reached by bus numbers 118 and 164 from Francia Train Station. The office at Catania Airport, just a few minutes South of the city, is located outside the arrivals hall.

A well-maintained network of main roads joins the main towns of Palermo, Catania, Messina, Trapani and Noto. As in the rest of Italy, Sicilians do like to drive fast on motorways. Away from these main networks, the condition of roads can be variable but they do offer a slower pace of life and fantastic views, especially in the mountains and along coastal routes. You will find road maps or a Sat Nav useful as the island's system of signposting is not always reliable.

Most Sicilian towns have plenty of free street parking but remember to park in the direction of travel. There are also pay and display parking areas. Where meters are used these are strictly enforced and fines for infringements expensive. Away from the main towns, you can generally park anywhere that does not cause an obstruction or block emergency vehicles.

The two airport towns of Palermo and Catania have plenty of attractions and entertainment to offer their visitors. Take a tour of Palermo's ancient honey-coloured cathedral and gasp at the thousands of mummies in the Catacombe dei Cappuccini. A drive around the harbour town of Trapani reveals one of the Mediterranean's most romantic places with Baroque palaces, Gothic churches and windmills hugging the coastline. You will also see huge piles of salt from the town's salt pans drying in the sun. Catania, the island's second largest town is the gateway to Mount Etna and has been reshaped by the volcano many times during its long history.

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Explore Sicily's Volcanic Landscape

Just a 20-mile drive inland from Catania is Mount Etna with its solid rivers of lava that have left an eerie lunar landscape. Hike to the top or take the cable car that starts at Rifugio Sapienza. The views from the top reward the effort of getting there but it will be cold even in Summer so go prepared. On the way home take a diversion to Etnaland and let the children enjoy this theme park with its thrills and spills and dinosaur models.

Sightseeing Destinations

San Vito lo Capo is a charming little fishing town with some of the island's best beaches, like Spiaggia di Macari. Wander around the historic town before taking a whale or dolphin watching boat trip.

Distances to spiagge di Cefalù

  • From Palermo Airport: 62 miles, about 1 hour 20 minutes

Visit the Norman castle that sits on a high ridge of lava at Aci Castello and tour its museum and botanical gardens. Then drive the short distance to the small village of Aci Trezza where the landscape is dominated by eight volcanic stacks that feature in Homer's Odyssey.

Distance to Aci Castello

  • From Catania Airport: 9 miles, about 30 minutes

Business destinations

Tourism, wine and sea salt production and agriculture that focuses on citrus, nuts and cheese are Sicily's main economic sectors. Heavier industries include chemicals, mining and oil refining. The largest events, exhibition and conference venue in Sicily is Palermo's Fiera de Mediterraneo, a huge space divided up into 18 pavilions.

Distances to the Fiera de Mediterraneo

  • From Palermo Airport: 17.5 miles, about 30 minutes
  • From Trapani Airport: 67.5 miles, about 1 hour 20 minutes
  • From Catania Airport: 133.5, about 2 hours 20 minutes

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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