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Sicily Car Hire & Travel Information

Introduction:

Sicily is one of the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea . Located in the south of Italy has a typical Mediterranean climate with wet winters and hot, dry summers. The terrains on the island are pretty mountainous. Temperatures in summer can by very high and rise up to 44 °C which is 111°F.  

To visit :

The biggest attraction on the island is the Etna. Also recommendable to visit are Golfo del Cofano i Capo San Vito. The island has big verity of food . Much sicilian cuisine is based on seafood. Prices, especially vegetables and fruits are low and the quolity is good.

History :

From the tenth century under the rule of the Arabs, the influence of this culture have survived to this day, the most spectacular remains of Arab domination can be found in Palermo. In eleventh century, conquered by the Normans from the south of Italy, who established a kingdom in Sicily (seat of the ruler was Caserta, a picturesque village near Naples recommend to visit. In 1861 Sicily was incorporated into Italy.

Airports :

The main Airport based in Palermo, the capital of Sicily is called Punta Raisi Airport and the IATA code is PMO. There are also three other Airport: Catania CTA , Trapani TPS and Comiso CIY . You can fly there with Alitalia, the Italian national airlines and low cost airlines such as Ryanair.

Transport:

Threr is a good connection between biggest cities with highways. However in the interior communication is underdeveloped.  The most prominent Sicilian roads are the motorways in the north of the island. Other main roads in Sicily are the Strade Statalilike the SS.113 that connects Trapani to Messina the SS.114 Messina-Syracuse and the SS.115 Syracuse-Trapani.

Car rental:

If you are lookking to rent a car in Sicily we would recommend you to choose smaller vehicle. Roads in the cities are narow and there are not many parking places. Parking on motorways are paved road cuts, not separated from the highway. Fuel prices: the highest in Italy.