Breath-taking views are not a rarity on the coastal road between Messina and Palermo, where the winding road meanders between rugged rocks and green landscapes.
At the wheel of the hire car from TUI Cars only rarely do you forego the sight of the deep blue sea as you follow the coastal road that takes you past palms and cypresses.
Another recommended trip in a hire car picked up in Messina is to the beautiful old town of Cefalù, which seems to sink in the sea against the backdrop of the castle rock Rocca di Cefalù. At Gioiosa Marea, where sun-drenched dream beaches extend to the famous cliffs of Capo Calavà, you will be seriously tempted to take a dip in the Mediterranean sea.
Car tours from Palermo: the Cathedral of Monreale
To escape the midday heat visit the magnificent Cathedral of Monreale. The huge walls of the former monastery church, built around 1170 in the Norman-Arabic-Byzantine style, offer the visitor the chance to escape the sun and bask in the cool air inside. The cathedral is famous for its splendid mosaics and its ornate cloister in the monastery courtyard.
The town of Monreale, a few kilometres south of Palermo, can be reached by car via the road to Partinico. If you plan to hire a car in Palermo, you can take the coastal road towards Isola delle Femmine for a memorable car trip to the sea.
Events in Palermo – by hire car to the Kals'art Festival
The old town of Palermo turns into a huge stage on warm summer nights. Between Piazza Magione and Piazza Kalsa events are put on in the open air: theatre, cinema and live music. The Kals'art Festival is a byword for a wide variety of cultural events and performances, making it a worthy destination to drive to in your hire car from Palermo.
The evening is one of the most beautiful times of day in Palermo. The hectic traffic has subsided, the streets and squares of the old town are alive with the typical southern ambience. If you would like to experience this unique atmosphere, hire a car and explore the best spots in Palermo.