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Overlooking the Ionian Sea, Catania is a lively and attractive city with a wonderful balance of history and contemporary culture. Hire a car to make the best of its position on Sicily’s east coast, with access to great beaches, ancient attractions and the island's rugged, rural interior.

Language: Italian | Currency: Euros (€) | Avg. Flight time: 3 hrs 10 mins

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What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle in Catania?

As car hire firms based in Sicily seem to follow the age guidelines set by their counterparts in mainland Italy, you can rent a car from the age of 19 in Catania. Be aware that some providers have a minimum of age of 21. A full driving licence, valid for at least a year (if not longer), will be required.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Catania?

You will need a full and clean photocard driving licence, which you need to have held for at least a year, a credit or debit card, and some form of ID, such as a passport or ID card. An International Driving Permit is not required if you hold a UK licence.

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Catania?

When you hire a car in Catania, a basic level of protection is usually included in the price, such as theft protection and a collision damage waiver. So no, you do not technically need car hire excess insurance. However, it’s recommended that you do. Without it, you’re still at risk of paying out a large sum of money if you happen to be in an accident. A standalone car hire excess policy will provide peace of mind.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Catania?

While some car hire firms in Catania will allow you to rent a car with a debit card, others will only accept a credit card. As a holding deposit will be required, you’re better off hiring a car with a credit card.

Which rental companies are available at Catania International Airport?

The following rental companies offer services at Catania International Airport: Alamo, AG Transfers, B-Rent, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Holiday Car Rental, Italy Car Rent, Locauto, National, Noleggiare, Sixt and Thrifty.

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Catania?

In many instances, it’s generally cheaper to rent a car off-site than at the airport in Catania. Airports will, after all, add a ‘location-based fee’. That said, book in advance and you may get a better deal at the airport.

Can you rent a car in Catania and drop it off in another city?

Yes, you can pick up a hire car in Catania and drop it off in another city in Sicily. Some firms will even allow you to drop your car off in mainland Italy – handy, if you need it.

Can you rent a car the same day in Catania?

Yes, you can hire a car the same day in Catania from many rental firms. It’s recommended that you compare deals online in advance.

Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Catania?

If you’re 21, you can hire a car from a number of rental firms in Catania. However, your range of choices will be limited to certain categories. Also, as you’re classed as a young driver (anyone under 25), a mandatory fee will be applied to the cost of your rental.

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