Whether you are coming here for a sun drenched getaway or to immerse yourself in the culture and history, there are plenty of activities here to keep all family members occupied. Rent a car in Sicily and enjoy the array of sights on offer.
Tips for driving in Sicily
Which side of the road do they drive on?
Traffic drives on the right here.
Seat belts must be worn at all times in the front and rear of the vehicle.
Driving with children
Children are only allowed in the front passenger seat if they are at least 12 years of age or they are in a suitable child restraint.
Blood alcohol limit
The blood alcohol limit is 50mg per 100 ml of blood. For those who have held a driving licence for less than 3 years and professional drivers the blood alcohol limit is nil.
Can I use a mobile?
The use of a mobile phone in a car is only allowed if you either have a hands free kit or headset.
Reflective vests, triangles & other essentials
A reflective vest must be kept in the vehicle at all times. It is also compulsory to carry a warning triangle.
Parking is generally on the right hand side in Sicily. Parking is in blue zones where a disc is often needed. These can generally be bought at Service Stations and operate in most towns.
On the spot fines
Sicilian police are able to impose fines and collect a quarter of the maximum fine amount from drivers of foreign registered vehicles. If you are caught speeding, you will receive a fine up to several months later.
Horns and headlights
It is mandatory to use dipped headlights during the day outside built-up areas and during snow and rain or poor visibility. When in a tunnel, lights must be used.
Variable speed limits
The speed limits are lowered by 20kph in wet weather on both dual carriageways and motorways.