Car hire Acireale (Sicily)

Acireale is one of the most beautiful coastal Sicilian cities all over the country of Italy. This location is part of the province of Catania and belongs to the top 15 most visited cities in Sicily. Acireale, which is considered as a unique holiday’s paradise, has increased the amount of visitors in the last few decades, mainly in summer. If there is something to point out about Acireale, undoubtedly, its carnival, its streets, its baroque buildings and, for sure, its thermal springs are, only, some of the huge variety of incomparable places you will find in this astonishing city.

Do you know the best way to visit the city of Acireale? Would you like to move freely for its nearby areas? Take advantage of the search engine offered in Pepecar and find your dream car at the best price. Do not hesitate! Reserve your rental car in Acireale.

According to historians and archeologists, the origins of Acireale are linked to Greece. Throughout its history, the character of its people has been affected by different tribes, empires and cultures. Acireale became an important city when the Spaniards came to the island in the 17th century. It was part of the Roman Empire in ancient times, and belonged to the Arabs, as well. Currently, this marvelous city has become one of the most beautiful touristic places in Sicily.

If you rent a car in Acireale you will be able to visit some of the most impressive places in the city, such as the Duomo Square, where you can see a real baroque square of incredible beauty, the Acireale Cathedral, one of the most emblematic places in the city, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Basilica, located in the Duomo Square, or the Major Hall, one of the most interesting places in Catania.


As there are not so many ways to access the beautiful city of Acireale, in Pepecar we recommend that you reserve your car rental in the Catania Airport, the Palermo Airport or the Reggio Calabria Airport.

  • From the Catania Airport: the distance between the Airport of Catania and Acireale is about 30 kilometers. To access, take the road E45 in direction to the northeast, for it won’t take you more than 35 minutes. Also, you can go through the SS114, though it will take you around 40 minutes.
  • From the Palermo Airport: the distance between the Airport of Palermo and Acireale is about 260 kilometers. Our recommendation is to take the E90 and the A19/E93, as it is the fastest route. It will take you up to 3 hours.
  • From the Reggio Calabria Airport: the distance between the Airport of Reggio Calabria and Acireale is about 115 kilometers. The easiest way to access the city is going to the Saint Giovani Village to take ferry. Once you are in Messina, go through the road A18/E45 and in less than 2 hours and 10 minutes you will be enjoying your dream destination.


Thanks to your rental car in Acireale you will be able to visit some of the most impressive places in Sicily both for their history and culture, being really influential in Italy and even Europe.


Catania is located near the biggest volcano of Europe, the Etna. In the oriental coast of Sicily, Catania is the second biggest city of the island, with about a million inhabitants. Its traditions have been affected by Romans, Greeks and Normans. Undoubtedly, this city is marked by its geographical location, as different Etna eruptions have made the city change its urban design. In this wonderful city you can visit places as the Catania Cathedral, the Etna, Catania Amphitheater, Massimo Bellini Theater, Saint Benedetto Monastery or the Saint Nicholas Monastery.

The distance between Acireale and Catania is about 15 kilometers. With your rental car, go through the SS114 and in less than 30 minutes you can enjoy Catania. Another option is going through the A18/E45, as it also takes 30 minutes.


In the Strait of Messina we find one of the most important Sicilian cities. Messina has a very important maritime port, leading the list of most transited ports in Italy. This wonderful city is linked to Saint Ignacio of Loyola, the founder of the first university in the city. Its coastal character has made the city one of the main economic points of the island, being tourism and commerce the principal activities. To explore this wonderful city at its fullest, our recommendation is to visit the Messina Cathedral, the European Union Square, the Neptune Fountain or the Monte di Pietà Palace.

The distance between Acireale and Messina is about 85 kilometers. The fastest way to access is taking the A18 in direction to the northeast, and you will be at your destination in less than 1 hour and 10 minutes thanks to your car hire.


Palermo is one of the crown jewels of Italy. It is famous for having one of the most unique historic centers of the world, including cathedrals and other buildings of arab-normand style, declared World Heritage Sites. Palermo can be found in the coast of the Tirreno Sea, and it offers the most complete and interesting touristic, gastronomic and archeological route along the city. If you want to go to Palermo, don’t miss the opportunity to visit places such as the Cefalú Cathedral, the Pretoria Fountain, the Saint Cataldo Church, the Botanic Garden of Palermo, the Norman Palace, the Palermo Cathedral or the Capuchin Catacombs.

The distance between Acireale and Palermo is about 230 kilometers. We recommend you to rent a car in Acireale and take the A19 in direction to the northwest of Sicily. The trip won’t take you more than 2 hours and 30 minutes.