Hertz in Comiso, Italy
Famous for its golden beaches and historic churches, Comiso is a small but perfectly formed town found on the south-east of the island; with beautiful coastal views and sites of historical significance, you’ll find it’s the perfect escape for a rural retreat.
Whether you’re spending a few days in Comiso or heading further afield in the Ragusa region, renting a car is the perfect way to make the most out of your trip. When you land it’s a simple matter of finding our Comiso Airport branch on Strada Provinciale 4, where we promise a straightforward and stress-free rental process.
There’s no hidden fees when you’re paying with a credit card, and access to a range of benefits using our fantastic loyalty scheme. Plus with such a wide range of vehicles available and with a 24-hour helpline in case you need us, renting a car couldn’t be simpler.
Driving in and around Comiso
Comiso is a small town, with a beautiful fountain at its heart and a network of roads which wind through the center and connect to the region’s busier roads. If you’re flying into Comiso Airport, you’ll need to take the SP 5 southbound before joining the SP 4, which leads directly to the city center just ten or so minutes away.
One of the island region’s busiest highways is the SS 115, which runs along Sicily’s south coast between Trapani in the west and Syracuse on the east coast. This route runs through the heart of Comiso, providing the perfect route to navigate the city. Once you’re in the city center, Via Leonardo Sciascia, and Via Sandro Pertini will help you find your bearings.
The SS514 road is better known as the Ragusa road and takes in more of the Province of Ragusa in which Comiso sits. Although the roads in the north of Sicily are generally wider and better maintained, driving along this spectacular region’s winding roads will reward you with breath-taking views. The section of the SS 115 between Noto and Modica, on the border between the provinces of Siracusa and Ragusa, is particularly scenic, as is the northern part of this route, which finishes in the mountainous province of Trapani.
Drivers in Sicily (and the rest of Italy) drive on the right, and headlights must be switched on at all times on dual carriageways. The laws relating to driving in and around Comiso are the same as those throughout Italy - you can learn all about the rules and regulations before you set off by reading here.
A quick guide to Comiso
Comiso is one of Sicily’s smallest towns and the ideal place to relax while making the most of the Ragusa region’s delicious cuisine and slow pace of life.
Comiso's stunning architecture
In Comiso, you’re never far away from an ancient ruin or Gothic church. Although some of the town’s oldest buildings were destroyed by an earthquake in 1693, many still stand today. The Mother Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which dates back to the 15th century, has a towering altar adorned with a beautiful painting of the Nativity of the Virgin while the Church of the Annunziata has a stunning baroque façade and a marble font carved by Mario Rutelli, a renowned Italian sculptor.
The Castle of the Naselli dominates this small town - built in the 14th century, it’s been redeveloped throughout the ages, and you’ll find fascinating Roman statues housed in the castles. The nearby town of Ragusa is also famous for its monuments, the most spectacular of which is the Basilica of San Giorgio. The grandest part is its dome, which was built in 1820 and is supported by 16 double columns. Inside, a series of stained glass windows depict the martyrdom of Saint George.
Explore the beaches of Sicily
Comiso’s location means that visitors aren’t far from some of Sicily’s best beaches, with the Ragusa coastline running from Pozzallo to Scoglitti. The historic seaside town of Kaukana has crystal clear waters and a wide sandy beach popular with families. It’s also close to the Archaeological Park of Kaukauna, where you can learn more about this pleasant part of Ragusa.
Although much of the coastline surrounding the village of Cava d’Aliga is rocky, the bays here are popular with families – there are countless rock pools and caves for you to explore. Marina di Modica is a lively seaside resort which Italians flock to during the holidays. Take a stroll down the boardwalk whilst soaking up the Italian sunshine and enjoy a freshly made ice cream or gelato from one of the local stalls lining the path.
Thanks to its stretch of beach and great facilities, Marina di Ragusa is the perfect spot for children to play and for you to kick back and relax on.
Quaint villages and the Italian countryside
Although a growing number of tourists are visiting Ragusa every year, it remains one of Sicily’s unspoiled provinces. On the Ragusan coast, villages like Punta Secca have deserted sandy beaches and wonderful seafood restaurants, while inland the rolling countryside is dotted with farms (known as masseries) producing everything from cheese and honey to vegetables and flowers. The countryside here has been farmed for thousands of years, and much of it is still divided into sections by neat stone walls constructed without mortar, according to local tradition.
For views across the area, head to Giardini Iblei, a majestic clifftop garden in Ibla. Walk the sun-kissed promenade lined with palm trees to the San Domenico, look out over the valley and soak up the peaceful nature in this Sicilian oasis of tranquillity.
With its charming views across the Mediterranean coastline and warm climate, Comiso is the perfect location for a breakaway. And with our convenient car rental service, taking in the town couldn’t be easier. Ready to book your trip? Click here.