A car rental in Caltanissetta, Italy is your means of exploring the rolling hills and picturesque hamlets found in Sicily's interior. Caltanissetta is located in an important geographical position which dominates the Salso Valley between the three hills of Santa Anna, Monte San Giuliano, and Santa Elia. This desirable destination is a two hour trip by car to Palermo. Caltanissetta was founded as a Carthaginian Fort named Fort Nicia around 400 BC, and was captured by Arabic-speaking pirates around 800 AD, when its named was changed, due to its Phoenician pronounciation, to Qal'at Al-Nisa, or "Fort of the Women." This name has since been Italianized to Caltanissetta.
Caltanissetta's historic monuments were all constructed during the city's first economic boom following the Renaissance. Many of the historic churches in town were built during the 16th century and later renovated in a Baroque style. Visitors to Caltanissetta will enjoy some of the finest preserved frescoes in all of Sicily. In addition to the various Baroque-era churches, there is a popular archaeological park called Gibil Gabib on a hill in the outskirts of the city, where the ruins of the Carthaginian and later Arabic fort still rest. Caltanissetta has long suffered from the seismic activity of the nearby mountains and volcanoes, and evidence of their past eruptions can be found among the cracks and filled-in fissures found throughout the old town. Due to its abundance of historic sites, a private chauffeur in Caltanissetta may be the most convenient way to explore these attractions in a single day.
A car rental is surely the best way to explore Caltanissetta and it's outskirts. While a private driver or public transportation can get you from one place to another, savvy travelers know that piloting your own vehicle will allow you to make the most of your time in Italy. If you're looking to cruise through Italy in style, consider an upgrade to a luxury rental car for your time in Sicily. Should you require assistance making any travel arrangements while in Caltanissetta, let Auto Europe serve as your one-stop travel shop. We offer car rentals, private chauffeurs, luxury vehicle rentals as well as discount airfare in Europe, and luxury hotel accommodations. Get your free quote now and don't hesitate to contact one of our travel experts toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 if you have any questions!