Car Hire Palermo Punta Raisi Airport
Find your perfect hire car at Palermo Punta Raisi AirportWhether you’ve come to admire Palermo’s Byzantine architecture or Sicily’s stunning coastline, the ultimate Italian retreat is within reach.
The moment you land at Palermo Punta Raisi Airport and pick up your car rental, you’re free to explore this gorgeous island.
Plan your journey from Palermo Punta Raisi AirportFrom Palermo Punta Raisi, head east along the E90 and you’ll arrive at Palermo within just 40 minutes. Start by wandering down Via Vittorio Emanuele – one of the city’s main streets, packed with restaurants, cafes and shops. Find the Palazzo dei Normanni filled with colourful mosaics in the heart of the city. Much of the architecture here is Byzantine and most of the churches have been built in this style.
The Regional Archaeological Museum is a great place to learn about Palermo from the pre-historic era to the present. The Catacombs of the Cappuccini are also fascinating. For an art fix, the Modern Art Gallery features current artists, while the Palermo Cathedral offers works from eras gone by. See the Palazzo dei Normanni or the stunning Capella Palatina.
Those in search of some retail therapy should head to the Vucciria Market and the Borgo Vecchio. These are the best places to snatch a bargain. Everything from street food to antiques can be found here. There are also many boutique zones.
With your Avis car rental, Palermo and the rest of Sicily is just a short road trip away.
Beyond Palermo Punta Raisi AirportDrive beyond Palermo to experience more of this breathtaking island. Boasting a stunning coastline dotted with lively towns, a road trip across Sicily is guaranteed to be memorable. Quite simply, this is the drivers’ dream.
Cefalu is where visitors and Italians go to bask on the beach. Head east from Palermo and you’ll arrive in this quaint fishing village-turned-beach town in just an hour. This is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in the region. Spend time soaking up the sun on the beachfront, or work your way through the town’s many cafes.
Scopello is a just 55-minute drive from Palermo via the A29. This tiny hamlet on the island’s north coast is one of the best areas to witness Sicily’s dramatic, rocky coastline. Be sure to visit the historic Scopello Baglio, with its large courtyard and shaded cafe tables. Most travellers come here for the Tonnara di Scopello – a scenic cove tucked away at the bottom of the cliffs.
Take the E90 and E933/A29 from Palermo to Erice. During the 90-minute drive, you’ll be treated to scenes of salt marshes and windmills. Founded by the Elymians and settled by the Phoenicians, the historic town’s Phoenician walls and castle still remain. Stop at one of the pastry shops in the medieval part of town and try some marzipan sweets – one of the area’s delicious local specialties.
Discover Sicily with your Avis hire car. From Palermo Punta Raisi Airport, all you have to do is collect the keys to your rental and take to the road.