Car hire Caltanissetta

Caltanissetta is a city from the region of Sicily and is considered as one of the 10 most populated places in the entire island. This wonderful Italian city is privileged as it has been awarded twice by the Guinness World Records Book for two immense pies: one of 303 meters long and one of 30 meters long, but gluten free. Apart from these, the city is known for its mining traditions, which allowed it grow bigger in the last few centuries. Moreover, Caltanissetta is famous for being constantly supporting the education and the culture of the place.

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According to the discoveries found in several archaeological excavations, Caltanissetta seems to be inhabited from the Bronze Age. However, its foundation dates back to the 2nd century B.C. when the Roman Empire conquered the island of Sicily. Years later, when the Arabs conquered the city, the name of it changed to Qal’at An-Nisa, which means Women Castle. In the 11th century, the Normand occupation made the city become part of the extension of the Grand Count Roger.

In the 13th century, the King of Aragon, Frederick III, gained the power of Caltanissetta. In the 16th century, thanks to the construction of the Capodarso Bridge, the city started to grow in great way, as, for the first time, the city was capable of opening new routes along the Salso River. In this very same century, a tremendous earthquake destroyed a big part of the city and the castle. In the 18th century, there was a revolt against Victor of Savoy and his army. In the 19th century, when the Bourbons came to the power, Caltanissetta became the capital, though this state would perish later on. Currently, this beautiful city is growing because of two main factors: it is included in the Guinness World Records Book and tourism has increased exponentially in the last few decades.


Do you know the most important places in Caltanissetta? Undoubtedly, the Natural Reserve of Mount Capodarso, the Imera Valley, the Saint Mary the New Cathedral, the Pietrarossa Castle or the Saint Mary of the Angels Church are some of the dozens of places you can visit thanks to your rental car. If you still doubt, we will tell you that Caltanissetta has one of the most delicious gastronomy in Italy, being pastries and pies their specialty.


For your information, there are several airports in the island of Sicily. Among them all, Catania Airport, Palermo Airport and Comiso Airport are three of the most transited points of access travelers choose to land in. And, remember! You can pick up and return your rental car in any of the aforementioned airports. Enjoy Caltanissetta at the best price!

  • From Catania Airport: the distance between Catania Airport and Caltanissetta is about 110 kilometers. Take the road A19 and in less than 1 hour and 20 minutes you will be enjoying this beautiful Sicilian city. Another option could be going through the roads A19 and SS117bis, though it’ll take a little bit more than 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • From Palermo Airport: the distance between Palermo Airport and Caltanissetta is about 160 kilometers. The fastest way to get to your destination is taking the roads E90 and A19/E932, for the trip will take you about 2 hours.
  • From Comiso Airport: the distance between Comiso Airport and Caltanissetta is about 115 kilometers. To access the city, go through the road SS115 as it won’t take you more than 1 hour and 40 minutes. If you prefer another option, take the SP15, though it’ll take you 2 hours and 5 minutes.


It is true that Caltanissetta is of incomparable beauty a city. But the reality is that the whole Sicilian Island has an impressive historic and cultural heritage surpassing all knowledge. Therefore, if you want to spend some days in this city, we would like to recommend several destinations you can get to with a rental car in Caltanissetta. Don’t hesitate! Agrigento, Catania and Palermo awaits for you!


Agrigento is famous for the huge amount of temples it has. It is located in Sicily and because of the previous statement, the city is known as the City of Temples. The location where all of these religious buildings are located has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the last few decades, the city has growth thanks to the affluence of tourists to visit the city and its surroundings. Without a doubt, Agrigento is one truly astonishing city from Sicily that will amaze you since the very first moment you visit it. So, once you are here, don’t miss places as spectacular as the Valley of Temples, Saint Gerlando Cathedral, Olympic Zeus Temple, Saint Mary of Greece Church, Chiaramontane Factory, the Diocesan Museum  or the Bishop Palace.

The distance between Caltanissetta and Agrigento is about 60 kilometers. With your rental car in, take the road SS640 and you will get to Agrigento in less than 1 hour and 5 minutes. Also, you can take the SS112 and SS640, though it may take you up to 1 hour and 20 minutes.


Catania is located at the foothill of the most impressive volcano from the Old Continent, the Etna. It is the second biggest and most populated city in Sicily, with about a million inhabitants. Without a doubt, the most curious aspect from Catania is its peculiar urban design. This wonderful city allows you to visit places of such wonder as the Etna, Catania Cathedral, Ursine Castle, Massimo Bellini Monastery, Collegiate Basilica, Elephant Palace or the Civic Museum in the Ursine Castle.

The distance between Caltanissetta and Catania is about 110 kilometers. The fastest way to access the city is taking the road A19, for, with your rental car, it won’t take you more than 1 hour and 25 minutes. Another option could be taking the roads SS112 and A19, though it’ll take you about 1 hour and 35 minutes.



Palermo is known for its historic center and its cathedral of Arab-Normand style, which all belong to the World Heritage. It is located at the Coast of Tirreno Sea and offers everyone a wide variety of monuments, stories and a truly special charm. So, if you want to go to Palermo, we recommend visiting the Palatine Chapel of Palermo, the Normand Palace, the Cappuccino Catacombs, the Martorana Church, the Massimo Theater and the Cathedral of Palermo.

The distance between Caltanissetta and Palermo is about 130 kilometers. Our recommendation is to rent a car in Caltanissetta and take the road A19 in direction to the northwest to get to Palermo. The trip will take you about 1 hour and 35 minutes.