Car rental Palermo

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Car rental Palermo

Palermo, located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, Italy, is the capital of autonomous region of Sicily and the province of Palermo. The city of Palermo is founded by Phoenicians but named by the Ancient Greeks, meaning “always fit for landing in”. Being the Sicily's economic, financial, commercial and touristic center, Palermo attracts worldwide tourists for its marvelous architectural brilliance, renowned gastronomy and the lively nightlife.

Pleasant weather for driving through the beautifull island of Palermo

Car rental in Palermo is for many tourists the most efficient way to cruise around the city and explore the beautiful island in a pleasant Mediterranean weather. Palermo is the center, also the starting point to explore the island of Sicily. You can use the train or bus service, but no public transport can offer you the flexibility and sense of freedom provided by car rental. You can rent a car in Palermo and drive to Siracusa, where you can enjoy a leisure walk by Lentini Lake. With car rental in Palermo, you can easily head to Mondello, a small town near Palermo, the paradise for windsurfing, sailing, kite, beach volleyball, and musical performances. Furthermore, you can drive to the town Cefalù on the northern coast of Sicily, a major tourist attraction known for its great nightlife. When travelling with car rental in Palermo, make sure to bring your GPS device or book one from the car rental company.

Car rental and parking in Palermo

Travelling with car rental in Palermo is fun and parking here is also quite manageable. You can park your rental car in the blue lined parking spaces, which costs around one euro an hour. Parking tickets are available at tobacco shops, bars. Piazza Marina in the heart of Palermo's old town near the seafront is also a great place to park. The easiest times to find a parking space are on Monday morning and Sunday, when the shops are closed. To take a leisure stroll in the city center, you can park your rental car in Palermo in Piazza Ungheria, just off Via Ruggero Settimo. The parking fee is a bit higher but you can easily reach most major monuments and the old town by foot.

Sightseeing & activities

Palermo enchants its visitors with its rich history, cultural and naturalistic attractions: Palermo Cathedral, the city's main church, characterized by the various architectural styles; Palazzo dei Normanni, one of the most beautiful Italian palaces, a fine example of Norman architecture; the Teatro Massimo (Greatest Theater), the largest theater in Italy and the third largest in Europe; the Museo Archeologico Regionale, containing numerous remains from Etruscan, Carthaginian, Roman and Hellenistic civilizations.

Events & festivals

A glimpse of Palermo's events which enhance the city's culture, history and tradition: Festino di Santa Rosalia, in celebration of the city's patron saint, featuring a week long processions, firework display, theatrical and musical shows; Merit Cup Windsurf World Festival, attracting all the world famous windsurfing champions to give their top level performance.

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Tips and experiences for Palermo

Our customers rated Palermo with an average of 8.6 based on 5 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

21-08-2016
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Head out of parlemo and if doing a road trip, do not hesitate to stop in small villages. They are very beautiful and friendly. Beaches near palermo airport are beautiful too.
21-07-2016
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Go to the east coast islands. They are amazing xxx
29-03-2016
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We drove up the coast to Several seaside towns and finished up in Cefalu. We were sorry we did not rent the car for more days. We enjoyed visiting Paleemo.
13-11-2015
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Rent a car and drive around, see mountain views.
04-12-2014
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Cefalu, Monreale, Palermo, Castelbuono