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Gela is an industrial town on Sicily's southern coast with a bit of a reputation as a mafia haven. Despite this, a trip there is well worth it because of the excellent archaeological museum and the well-preserved city defensive remains. On top of that, it has a fascinating history as one of Sicily's most important ancient cities as it used to be a power hub of the enormous Greek colony that eventually gave rise to Akragas, Eraclea Minoa, and Selinunte.

Book your Gela car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel for a relaxing trip. Prices start from just €42 per day, so car hire in Gela is an affordable option. For an economy car like a Renault Clio or similar, expect to pay around €56 per day.

Guide to Gela


Gela is a town and comune in the Autonomous Region of Sicily, Italy. It is the most populous and biggest municipality on Sicily's southern coast. Caltanissetta province includes the town of Gela.

Climate in Gela

The best months to visit are April, May, October, and November, when temperatures typically range between 20°C (68°F) and 25°C (77°F).


Cretan and Rhodian immigrants built Gela in 688 BC, but it was devastated by the Carthaginians in 405 BC and Dionysius I of Syracuse ordered it abandoned. The residents returned and rebuilt the town, which was only fortified in 337 by the Greek politician Timoleon. Gela was one of the first targets of the Allied invasion of Sicily in WWII.

Things to do in Gela

Explore the historic Old Town

In the old town, the oldest local church, the Byzantine-style Church of San Biagio, dates back to the 11th century and is now home to the Town Library, as is the Church of Our Lady of Grace, which has a Gothic façade and has a priceless wooden altarpiece. There is a 15th-century crucifix and a 16th-century font in Gela's 'walled city' Church del Carmine, which was built in the 18th century. On your way out, take a detour to the Church of the Rosary (18th century), which has an ornate late Baroque interior and an impressive majolica-topped bell tower.

Admire Gela Cathedral

The 19th-century neoclassical Gela Cathedral boasts sandstone columns, an onion-shaped dome, and a distinctive bell tower. characterize the cathedral's structure. Inside, the basilica's three aisles have paintings by Giuseppe Tresca (1710-1795), marble gravestones, and a priceless polychrome marble and glass altar. With projecting columns and an oval stone plate with a bas-relief depicting the arms of Mary above it, Giuseppe Di Bartolo Morselli designed the cathedral's main façade in Neo-Classical style in 1844. Many paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries can be seen within.

Explore the Gela Region Archeological Museum

The Gela Regional Archaeological Museum is an additional point of interest for tourists. The bottom level of the museum has five parts, while the upper floor has four. The remnants of prehistoric artefacts discovered near the city, such as the old Greek Acropolis, and several Attic and Corinthian vases, may be found on the ground level. The Prehistoric and Ancient Greek and Roman artefacts are shown on the second level, while the Roman and Greek remains may be seen on the first. Ceramics, glass, and bronze sculptures from medieval periods are on show in various cases as well.

Eating out in Gela

Controcorrente is a laid-back beachside restaurant where you can eat delectable Italian cuisine while taking in the stunning views. It's the ideal setting for a romantic evening for two. To get the most out of your visit to A Prosciutteria, order the grazing board, which includes a variety of delicious grilled veggies, crispy chips, kebab, and sausages cooked over an open flame. This is one of the best grazing boards in the city. The food is "molto buonissimo" at Putie Siciliane, where the freshly caught fish is out of this world.

Gela Transport


Gela's closest airport is Catania-Fontanarossa Airport Airport, located 85.5 kilometres away.

Getting around Gela

Gela has both a train station and a bus station, with connections departing to most major cities and towns on the island of Sicily. However, many visitors travelling across southern Italy opt to hire a car for more flexibility, comfort and convenience.

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FAQs about car hire in Gela

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Gela

The average cost per day of hiring a car in Gela is just €48.
Prices for Gela car hire start from just €42 when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To hire a car in Gela you must be at least 21 years old.
Additional drivers can be added to your Gela car hire agreement upon request.
The best car for exploring Gela would be a compact car like a Renault Twingo or similar.
Gela is one of the inexpensive Italian cities to visit. You’ll spend more or less €44 per day.
Renting a car in Gela is quite cheap so it’s worth renting because it can be more economic than public transport if you’ll be moving around a lot.
You should start exploring Gela at the Duomo square, where you will find not one Cathedral, but two.
September is a good month to discover Gela since on this month you can visit the surroundings of the city and immerse yourself in the world of Franciacorta, a small town of subtle hills that produces the famous sparkling wine that bears its name.
The most inexpensive options begin at €108 for a week, which is €16 per day.
The average price of a litre of fuel in Gela can vary between EUR 1.40 and EUR 1.20.

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