Sicily Sparkles as a Summer Holiday Destination
Car Rental is easy from Palermo or Trapani Airport when you book with Clarify Car Hire
Looking for a new adventure this summer? Might we suggest Sicily? This is a slice of Italy that is just a little bit different and it is the perfect place to explore with a car. While it is an island, it boasts about 620 miles of coastline so there is much to discover!
The capital Palermo is a must see. It is brimming with gorgeous narrow winding streets often bustling with markets selling local produce such as honey, nuts and citrus fruits. Relax a while in one of the stunning piazzas and admire the architecture and sculptures which are everywhere you look. Grab a local delicacy to eat such as arancini or their special Sicilian pizza and finish off with one of their famous rich desserts or perhaps a delicious ice cream. Within Palermo you may notice the fusion of cultures that is unique to Sicily. Most of the signs are written in Italian, Hebrew and Arabic.
Sicily has been on many major trading routes and has therefore played an important role in the history of this part of Europe. It has been ruled by different countries, including Spain, and has also been heavily influenced by the merchants that travelled here to trade goods. The many different ethnic layers can be seen in Sicily's architecture, culture and cuisine.
On the east coast Taormina is well worth a visit. It is a lovely seaside town, once a haunt of famous people such as DH Lawrence and has a wonderful amphitheatre as well as splendid beaches. Also to the east is Catania, a Baroque city which is a great base for exploring Etna. If you are planning a walk up Sicily's famous volcano then do make sure you have adequate footwear and plenty of layers as, even in the summer, it can get chilly at the top!
To the west there is the medieval walled town of Erice set high up in the hills and boasting more than one castle as well as more churches than you can count! Trapani also lies to the west of the island and from here you can park up and take a boat trip out to visit some of the smaller islands for the day. The three Egadi islands are all beautiful.
We can offer car hire in Sicily for those who need to book using a debit card. We also work with rental firms who can help younger drivers with car hire in Sicily. Drivers will need to have held their licence for a year and young driver fees may apply. Here at Clarify Car Hire we will search out the car hire you are looking for at the most competitive price we can find. It is worth bearing in mind that car hire excesses on Sicily can be rather steep. It is not uncommon for them to be over 2000 euros. These can be reduced by opting for an upgraded package. Alternatively you can choose to take out car hire excess insurance which can reimburse you should you have to pay out any of your excess. These options are all shown when you run a quote for car rental in Sicily with Clarify.
Wherever you decide to travel on Sicily we are sure you will be delighted with what you find. Discover nature reserves, ancient ruins, and some of the most stunning views around.
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