Acquiring a car rental in Gela, Italy is a fantastic way to explore the ancient city of Gela and its pristine Mediterranean coastline. The perfect place to begin a Sicilian road trip, Gela is located approximately one hour from Caltanissetta by car. With a fascinating archaeological and modern history, Gela was one of the dominant cities of the Ancient Greek world. More recently this storied city has served as a Mafioso stronghold - making it a fascinating place to tour. A car rental in Gela is an excellent way to explore the region as it provides travelers with flexibility - allowing you to shrug off the yoke of costly public transportation. Start your adventure today with a free online quote.
Gela was in ancient times the seat of power of Hippocrates, a Greek tyrant who nearly united all of Sicily in the 4th century BC. Since then, the city has seen rough times, having been sacked by Turkish pirates, French occupying armies, and suffering heavy bombing by both Allied and German forces during World War II. The Mafia controlled much of the city through the 1980's, 90's, and early 2000's before being dismantled by local authorities. The strong Mafia influence in the city is responsible for Gela's relative lack of tourism when compared to other coastal Sicilian cities. When hotels and restaurants fail in the city, it is typically attributed to the mafia. However, in recent years, several major universities have opened facililties in Gela's historic city center and between this activitiy, the charming seaside promenade, and local archaeological sites which have been renovated to accommodate the tourism industry, today's visitors will enjoy an authentic Italian experience which you won't find elsewhere.
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