As you don’t need a car in the larger cities (i.e. Palermo, Catania), you need of it to visit other sights.
If driving in the large Italian cities frightens you, you could park in parking lots or garages outside the city center and eventually take a taxi or bus.
Even though driving in Sicily is easier than many other tourist areas in Italy (e.g. Amalfi coast, the large cities etc…), off the main roads, when driving for the first time there, it can be a bit frightening for non-Italians. Local residents always drive fast and close.
As some roads are narrow, (especially foreigners feel it so) it would be better renting a small car. It gives you more flexibility, especially for parking.
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