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Rent a car in taormina

With car rental Taormina the benefits cannot be exaggerated; it really is the most convenient and cost-effective way of exploring this wonderful part of Italy, and it is just a short drive from the airport to the town itself.

Although without its own local airport, visitors are strongly recommended to land at Catania Airport and hire a car, for the ability to explore the beautiful east coast that should not be missed. Moreover, at the airport there’s a wide choice of cars available. There is also the possibility of renting the car in Taormina downtown.

In Taormina (province of Messina) you can choose among the following auto categories:

  • Economy cars (Smart Fortwo, Ford)
  • Convertible cars (Renault convertible)
  • 7 and 9 seater minivans (Mercedes Vito)
  • Luxury cars (Mercedes and BMW)

A small and pretty town on the east cost of Sicily, Taormina is a well-kept secret that offers access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The warm and wonderful Ionian Sea makes for a thoroughly pleasant experience, and there is much to recommend the town and the surrounding region.



Volkswagen Up or similar

From 35,00€ per day

  •   4 passengers
  •   1 suitcase
  •   3/5 doors
mini cooper car for rent in taormina

7 seat Minivan

Ford Galaxy or similar

From 65,00€ per day

  •   7 passengers
  •   2 suitcases
  •   5 doors
7 seat Minivan taormina

9 seater Van

Mercedes Vito or similar

From 195,00€ per day

  •   7 passengers
  •   2 suitcases
  •   5 doors
9 seater van taormina


Volkswagen Beetle

From 57,00€ per day

  •   4 passengers
  •   2 suitcases
  •   2 doors
convertible cars rental taormina


Hyundai ix35 or similar

From 54,00€ per day

  •   5 passengers
  •   2 suitcases
  •   5 doors
suv hire car taormina


Smart Forfour or similar

From 47,00€ per day

  •   4 passengers
  •   2 suitcases
  •   3 doors
Smart Forfour taormina

Pick up/drop off locations in Taormina

You can pick up your car at the following places:

  • Hertz located in Via San Pancrazio 53
  • Avis located in Via Pirandello,47 C/O Agenzia L’immobiliare

  • Budget located in Via S Pancrazio 7/9

  • Europcar located in Via Pirandello,47 C/O Agenzia L'immobiliare
Taormina and the Catania airport

Catania Airport lies just a short distance from that city, and is the ideal place for visitors who are looking to stay and explore the area around Taormina.

The airport is the busiest on Sicily and sees in excess of six million people use its facilities each year, and the latest figures show some 50,000 airport movements annually.

With flights from important destinations such as Paris, London and Madrid, and links to transatlantic services, this is the perfect place to pick up a hire car for the enjoyable trip to Taormina.

Visitors landing at Catania airport face a journey of less than an hour to their destination at Taormina. Follow the main A18 and E45 roads from the airport heading north, and the total length of the journey should be around 65km on well built and maintained roads.

taormina and its surroundings


The town of Taormina itself has a long history that dates back to many centuries BC, and has seen many changes along the way.

Main attractions in this pretty town include a famous baroque fountain, some impressive churches and many nearby Roman ruins, while the town is also famous for its patronage of the arts, with particular interest in music.

For visitors who want to get the best out of a stay in this lovely part of Sicily the convenience of a hire car is something that should be readily considered, and it has never been easier to get a great deal.

Taking in some of the most impressive coastal scenery on the island, the journey by hire car to the destination is a wonderful introduction to Sicily, and a reminder of just how varied the landscape and culture of this wonderful island can be.