Car hire Reggio Calabria

Reggio, also known as Reggio Calabria, is an Italian city that belongs to the region of Calabria, in the south of Italy. It is located really close to the island of Sicily and shares one of the most important maritime ports all over Europe with the city of Messina. Known for having one of the most incredible museums in Italy, Reggio has become one of the most touristic places in the whole country. The quality of its waters, the wide touristic and entertainment offer and the warmth of its people make Reggio the perfect place to spend your holidays in.

To visit Reggio with total freedom of movement, without time restrictions and with the possibility to enjoy this whole area and its surroundings you only need to go to the website of Pepecar. There, utilize our search engine and find the car you like the most and best meets your needs. From the wide variety of brands and models of cars we are more than sure you’ll choose the one you’ve always wanted to have, but with a slight difference: you won’t find a rental car with such prices as ours. Don’t believe us? See for yourself: you won’t find a service of car hire as good as the one we offer you!

Founded as a Greek colony in the 8th century B.C., Reggio was one of the most prosperous cities from the territory of Magna Graecia and, also, one of the most active allies of the Roman Empire centuries later. It is thought that Reggio is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and, therefore, its history is unending. In the 13th century, the city started a commercial route with Messina and the rest of Sicily. In the 20th century, the city suffered the devastation of both a terrible earthquake and the continue bombarding of the WWII. Currently, Reggio has become one of the most interesting Italian locations to spend your life.


If you want to know which are the places that make Reggio the incredible city it has become today, one of the best, if not the only one, options is reserving a rental car. Thanks to this vehicle, you will be able to visit some of the most interesting and touristic places in the city as, for example:

  • Magna Graecia National Museum
  • Aragonese Castle
  • Lungomare Falcomata
  • Civic Art Gallery of Reggio Calabria
  • Diocesan Museum
  • Villa Genovesa Zerbi
  • Palace of Culture
  • Saint Many Cathedral
  • Ecoland

There are many more places you can visit from Reggio thanks to the rental car you have chosen from Pepecar. Among them, don’t miss its mountains and its coast. Simply incredible!


There are several ways to access the incredible city of Reggio Calabria. Pepecar recommends that, to enjoy this experience at your fullest, you might reserve a car hire in Reggio Calabria Airport, Lamezia Terme Airport and Catania Airport. Be lord and master of your time, space and freedom with Pepecarrental car!

  • From Reggio Airport:
    • Distance: about 7 kilometers.
    • Time: between 15 and 20 minutes.
    • Roads: three main possibilities:
      • E90
      • E90 and Via Demetrio Triepi
      • Via de Europa
    • Toll(s): none.
  • From Lamezia Terme Airport:
    • Distance: about 125 kilometers.
    • Time: no more than 1 hour and 25 minutes.
    • Roads: A3 in direction to the southwest.
    • Toll(s): none.
  • From Catania Airport:
    • Distance: almost 130 kilometers.
    • Time: about 2 hours and 15 minutes, for you have to take a ferry in Messina Port.
    • Roads: E45 in Sicily and SS18 in Italy.
    • Toll(s): yes.


It is true that you can make a lot of different routes around the astonishing Italian city of Reggio. For this reason, Pepecar wants to suggest you some destinations you will be able to enjoy and explore only thanks to a rental car. In all the following locations you will discover the wonders of Italy and Sicily at their finest. We will start going to Catanzaro, then to Messina and, finally, to Acireale.


Catanzaro is an astonishing Italian city is considered as the second biggest one from the region of Calabria. Catanzaro is truly close to the Squillace Gulf and the Ionian Sea. Catanzaro has one of the most important universities all over Italy. If you come here, don’t forget to visit the Medieval Gates, the Santissimo Rosario Church, the MUSMI or the Norman Tower.

The distance between Reggio and Catanzaro is about 160 kilometers.

  • Pick up your rental car in Reggio.
  • Take the road A3/E45 or the roads A3 and A3/E45.
  • Both routes will take you from 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours and 35 minutes.


Messina has a very important maritime port, which shares with Reggio, 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. In order to discover this wonderful city at its finest, don’t forget to visit the Messina Cathedral, the European Union Square, the Neptune Fountain or the Monte di Pietà Palace.

To get to Messina from Reggio, take your car hire and follow these indications:

  • Take the road A3 until the port to, then, take the ferry to access Messina.
  • Once in the port of Messina, take the road E45 in direction to the center of the city.
  • Taking into account the ferry, the trip will take you about 1 hour and 5 minutes, as the distance is only 25 kilometers.


Acireale is one of the most beautiful coastal Sicilian cities and one of the most recognized places all over Italy. It is part of the province of Catania and belongs to the fifteen 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. The Saint Peter and Saint Paul Basilica, located in the Duomo Square, or the Major Hall wait for you if you decide to come to this incredible city.

To access Acireale from Reggio you will have to drive through two different regions of Italy. As the distance is about 110 kilometers, follow these instructions and you will be enjoying the city in less time than you can imagine.

  • With your rental car go to the port to access Messina through the road A3.
  • Once you arrive in the port of Messina, take the roads A18 and E45 in direction to the southwest to get to Acireale.
  • This route will take you about 2 hours and 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy Acireale!