Car Hire Palermo
Find your perfect car hire in PalermoAvis Palermo provides car hire from Falcone-Borsellino Airport and Palermo Via F. Crispi. Choose your preferred pick-up point and start your road trip around the gorgeous island of Sicily.
Planted in the centre of the Mediterranean, where the two continents meet, Sicily is Italy’s largest island. Palermo, the main city and historical capital, is a lively centre that epitomises the Sicilian culture. When you rent a car and tour the city you’ll discover a variety of eclectic street markets, sample the region’s diverse cuisine and find famous attractions and tourist hotspots.
Plan your journey around Palermo
Once ruled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards before becoming part of Italy, the island has a culture that’s remarkably different compared to mainland Italy, which can be experienced in the dynamic city of Palermo.
Bustling neighbourhood markets fill the streets and magnificent sights and sounds draw crowds of people all jostling and haggling to grab the best bargains. The markets are popular venues for social gatherings and often where locals meet up.
While the city isn’t overflowing with famous attractions, Palermo still houses some classic sights well worth a visit. The Teatro Massimo on Piazza Verdi is said to be the largest theatre in Italy. Its biggest claim to fame is its appearance in The Godfather III. Quattro Canti, which means ‘four corners’, marks the centre of the city’s medieval town. The Baroque architecture on the four junctions is a must-see.
There’s so much to discover in Palermo. Hire an Avis car to explore the city with ease.
Palermo is certainly a thriving city, but it’s not all Sicily has to offer. Take a few short road trips from the capital in your hire car and you’ll discover many of the best sights en route.
Located on the north coast is Cefalù, one of Sicily’s most charming port towns. Just an hour’s drive from Palermo, Cefalù is less busy than Sicily’s capital city and the pace of life is much more laid-back. The labyrinthine streets serve as a reminder of the island’s Arab rule. Christian shrines dating back to Norman rule remain along the medieval town wall. This town is ideal for trying out the popular southern Italian pastime of ‘vasca’, or laps. In the early evenings, people spend hours walking up and down the roads or hanging outside to catch up and absorb the atmosphere.
The captivating ruins of Segesta are only an hour and 20 minutes away by car from Palermo. The ancient Greek temple of Segesta is one of the best preserved structures from the period. Perched on top of the hill, the temple is surrounded by pristine rolling hills. Views stretch out right down to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Even though the temple was never finished, it’s considered one of the finest examples of a Doric temple.
Italy’s largest island is yours to discover. All you have to do is drive.
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Driving around Palermo
If you’re travelling around Palermo in your rental car make sure you stay within the speed limit and enjoy the beautiful sights of this city.
Find your way
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax and discover Palermo in comfort and style.
Your car hire in Palermo awaits. The open roads are yours to explore. All you have to do is pick up the keys.