Palermo is not only Sicily's largest city, but it is also its capital. Steeped in history and culture, the city is nearly three thousand years old and its buildings show the influence of many different cultures throughout time and many of Palermo's buildings are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Hiring a car from Palermo Airport is the easiest way to access the city and to see its many different sites at your own pace as well as being able to tour the rest of the island.