Sicily Named Top Destination For Summer 2012, reports

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Statistics released by car hire website reveal that Sicily is the most popular destination for car rental holidays for summer 2012.

According to the latest data from, a leading provider of car rental comparison in Italy, over 16% of all car hire bookings over the past 6 months have been for cities in Sicily. The most searched and booked destination is Palermo, followed by Catania and Trapani.

Over 3,000 customers chose to begin their Sicilian holiday with a car rental in Palermo this summer, and between June and August bookings grew 30% per month.

“We recommend Palermo for car rental - the region's capital city is conveniently situated within reach of many picturesque coastal towns and beaches, including Mondello, Trapani and the Egadi Islands,” said a spokesperson for

“The second most popular Sicilian destination is Catania - Fontanarossa airport was the pick-up location of choice for over 2,500 visitors during July. The city, located on the eastern coast of the island, offers many attractions such a stunning baroque cathedral and the Ursino Castle, but it is also within easy reach of beautiful beach holiday hotspots including Taormina, Giardini Naxos and many more.”

Tips for renting a car in Sicily:

- Choose the unlimited miles option for maximum flexibility when exploring the island. This is most frequently booked by customers.

- Consider booking from Friday until the following Sunday - this 9 day window is the most popular rental period, making the most of two weekends.

- Make sure you're fully covered by insurance to be able to enjoy your driving without any worries. also announced that it will provide further briefings on trends in the Italian car hire market throughout the coming year.


Launched in 2011, has rapidly expanded to become one of the leading names in Italian online car rental, a well as offering helpful content and guides for those embarking on a holiday with a rental car. gives its customers access to the best deals on car hire, comparing prices from over 550 rental providers. Choose from 30,000 worldwide car hire destinations in 171 countries, and reserve your vehicle online.

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