Are you planning to travel to Sicily soon? That is an excellent idea! You will get the most out of your trip to Sicily if you take a hired car immediately after your arrival at Palermo Airport. In this way you can travel flexibly and independently in Palermo and the surrounding area at all times. It is best to book the hired car online in advance. This way you will get the best prices for your hired car and won't have to wait forever when you arrive at PMO Airport. In Palermo you can visit exciting sights such as the Palatine Chapel, the fountain or the Cathedral of Palermo.
Palatine Chapel, Palermo
Fountains in Palermo
Market in Palermo, Sicily
Do you want to escape the grey days and recharge your batteries before it gets cold? Then your destination for autumn is: Palermo! We would like to give you a few suggestions for the perfect autumn trip to Palermo. Start your trip at Palermo Airport with a hired car. It is practical and cheaper than a cab. If you land at Palermo Airport in the morning, you should sweeten your day with a typical breakfast of the island. This is best done at one of the markets in Palermo or in a café nearby. This way you can watch the colourful hustle and bustle in the autumn months. Look forward to a coffee with an oven-fresh brioche and start fit into the day. After you have stocked up on olive oil, truffles and pistachios at the markets, you can set off for Palermo's old town with or without a hired car, because a very special surprise awaits you here: street art. Stroll through the alleys and admire the works of art. Since it is not so touristy in Sicily in autumn, you will be almost undisturbed. Afterwards, your autumn trip continues into the streetfood scene of Palermo. Book a tour or make your own way to the best restaurants and bars. This way your autumn in Palermo is guaranteed to be unforgettable!
Sculpture in front of the cathedral of Palermo
In Palermo you can visit the old town and the nearby Monte Pellegrini by hired car. Palermo is the Sicilian capital and is located on the north coast of the island. Furthermore, the city is located on the bay of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is bordered by the approximately 600-meter-high Monte Pellegrino and the Monte Catalfano. Today the city area extends almost completely over the Golden Basin, the Palermo plain is very fertile. The old town of Palermo with the central Piazza Quattro Canti is especially worth seeing. There are baroque palaces on all four corners with almost the same structure and concave curved facades. They are adorned with statues and fountains, which are supposed to represent the Spanish kings of the city, the four seasons and the patron saints. Hire a car at the car hire for a reasonable price and pick it up at the pick up station.
You will find the counters of the car hire companies in the departure hall. Some of the cars are located outside the airport area, which is why staff from the car hire company will wait for you in the departure hall and take you to your hired car by shuttle. After you have been able to hire your desired car at the car hire company of your choice at a reasonable price, you will receive information about the pick-up station where you can pick up your hired car. Depending on the car hire company, the location of the pick-up station may vary. As soon as you arrive at the pick-up station, you can comfortably explore Palermo and its surroundings with your hired car.
The road traffic regulations in Italy are essentially similar to those in Germany. Nevertheless, you should observe various points to avoid inconvenience or even a traffic ticket. The Italian signs are similar to the German ones, but the colour is different. Signs in Italy are green, signs on state roads are blue. Signs to interesting places are brown, cities in the city center are white.
If you are travelling by car, you should observe the following speed limits:
|Out of town||90 km/h|
The two markets of the city are also easily accessible by hired car. Go there by car and enjoy the selection of vegetables, fish and fruit as well as the typical Italian dishes. Here you will learn about the Sicilian way of life. Hire a car at the airport and have a look at other destinations in Palermo. You can also easily reach the beaches and bathing bays in the surrounding area with your hired car. At the local mountain Monte Pellegrino you get a unique view of the city. Hire your car at reasonable prices.
Fresh fish in Palermo
Fruit and vegetables in Palermo