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Car rental Catania Fontanarossa airport

Catania-Fontanarossa

Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), also named Vincenzo Bellini Airport (after the Opera composer, who was born in Catania) is the busiest airport in Sicily and the sixth busiest airport in Italy. Major airlines such as Alitalia, Lufthansa and KLM operate at this airport. Catania-Fontanarossa Airport connects various destinations in Europe such as Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin and Rome. The airport is located 4.3 km Southwest of Catania. The airport has a single two-level passenger terminal. There’s a level for departures and one for arrivals. Located in the beautiful city, this airport is a perfect starting point to discover Catania and Sicily.

Car hire at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport

A rental car at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport is a great way to explore this breathtaking city. There is a public transport network available, but it’s hard to see all the interesting corners this island has to offer. Driving a rental car comes with the freedom to discover the area at your own pace. Rental cars at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport are available at the counters on the main level at the arrivals hall. The following car hire companies are available at Catania Airport:
Besides car rentals, Catania airport offers a wide range of services. This diverse airport offers airline lounges, VIP lounges, first aid stations, an exchange office, a tourist and flight information center and many more. Moreover, this airport offers plenty of shops and restaurants where you can sit down and relax for a minute.

Driving your rental car around Catania

When you’re driving your rental car around in Catania, be sure to stop and look around once in a while. This sunny city is best visited in spring, because the summers can get extremely warm. Catania has plenty of sights to discover during your trip to Italy. Check out the Piazza Duomo for instance, climb the Monte Etna, visit the Palazzo Biscari and eat in one of the many great restaurants.

Keep in mind when hiring a car at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport

In order to book your rental car for the best price, we advise you to book at least six weeks in advance. This way you will be able to choose from the largest amount of suppliers and the lowest prices, helping you find a car rental that suits your needs. Book your rental car with HolidayCars and make your trip to Italy as comfortable as possible.
Tips and experiences for Catania Fontanarossa airport

Our customers rated Catania Fontanarossa airport with an average of 8.6 based on 38 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

11-06-2019
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Make sure you understand who you are actually renting your hire car from, many local agents acting for the big names and expect to wait for your car at busy times. Food a refreshments are plentiful whilst you await your hire car, be sure to take out independent hire car excess insurance before you travel. Completing registration on line for the hire car does not help, they still spend 15-20 minutes copying all the information again !
03-06-2019
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1. eat Italian food; 2 drink Italian wines; 3. visit Italian beaches; 4. explore Italian cities; 5. enjoy the Italian weather; 6. open up to the Italian people
10-05-2019
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Sicily is very beautiful from within. You will meet cool people, get impressions of beautiful nature. Very good food and service if you avoid the "need to see" places, but will go inside the island and up the mountains. We saw huge sheep flocks grazing in the mist, between the stone monoliths. Eat at the farm restaurant at Don Santo. We experienced a wonderful night at the stormy sea, in a leased house just 15 meters from the sea. We definitely got back because 10 days were not enough.
06-05-2019
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Ensure that you return the car with a full tank. It is not easy to find a petrol station near the airport.
27-02-2019
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fine airport, nothing special or problematic
29-12-2018
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Allow time for queues to pick up rental car. In Sicily renting a small car makes vavigating the narrow streets and parking much easier. Take out the full excess waiver to be safe. We did not need it but it gave us piece of mind in heavy traffic
25-11-2018
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The airport is small and easy to negotiate. 90 minutes was all we needed to make our flight when departing.
17-11-2018
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Although some car hire companies have desks in arrivals most are sited in a seperate building abour 150m from terminal Take photos at collection and return
07-11-2018
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Catania Fontanarossa is a clean and efficient airport, in a bright new Terminal building. Landside offers decent snack food; better than what's available after passing through security. Prices are comparatively reasonable on both sides. There's plenty of airside retail to suit all tastes and requirements. Security is smooth and efficient. For those travelling to non-Schengen countries, expect a long wait (in line) for Passport control to open.
05-11-2018
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Make sure everything is explained exactly,do not sign until you have read the small print. On returning Don’t arrive more than 2 1/2 hours before departure. As you will not be able to put your bags through. The coffee is good and the pizza.
27-10-2018
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13-10-2018
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not a lot of seating in the departure lounge and not a great deal to do. we sat on some steps waiting for the passport control desk to open before we could get to our gate.
07-10-2018
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Should you have to wait for the car rental to open (like me) just go round the Corner and have a marvellous coffee at the "Wood Café". This Café was absolutely worth not getting the car on time. So don't miss it!
19-02-2018
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The motorways are easy to drive on and on beautiful settings but do explore the back roads which being happy surprises. Beware of the tolls..try to make sure that you have change in the car. Taormina is a beautiful town so leave plenty of time to amble in the streets. Really worth a visit is Isola Bella which is a little haven of peace. Chat to people and hear their stories..we met many Who were happy to talk about the island and their life on it. Make sure you eat some ice Cream!
25-01-2018
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Sicily is best for food and shopping ! Heaven on earth
13-04-2017
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When arriving late and facing a long drive to your holiday spot, pick up a slice of pizza from the cafeteria in the arrivals hall. It set us up for the journey.
12-04-2017
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Pasticceria Savia at Via Etnea (front of Giardino Bellini) is a very good place to eat arancini and cannoli
09-02-2017
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Taormina is a must see, especially off season.
02-02-2017
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I probably would not recommend staying in Catania, but I would recommend renting Goldcar to drive around to other Sicilian towns, such as Enna and Agrigento.
22-01-2017
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For shopping visit Sicilia Outlet Village. Big brands with very good prices. Food is amazing! Deserts too! :)
02-01-2017
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Taormina, Savoca and Montalbano are amazing
29-08-2016
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- Etna - Oase di Vendicari (nature+beach) - Scala del Turchi (beautiful costline) - Riserva dello Zingho (nature + small beaches) - Cava grande del Cassibile (40 min walk over rockstair to beautiful mountain lake, 1 hour back up) August maybe not the best period, quite busy with a lot of Italians.
25-08-2016
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Castelmola is one hour away from Catania and is one of the most beautiful places on Sicily, located on top of a mounting with a view of both the ocean and Etna.
19-08-2016
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Must visit Siracusa & Noto, they were definitely places were a camera is in need!!
07-08-2016
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Visit the Roman/Greco Amphitheater. Shop at Via Etna. Eat in Via Santa Filomena
05-08-2016
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beautiful all over, coast, Noto....
31-07-2016
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Give hire car a really good inspection upon collection & make sure all damage is recorded
26-07-2016
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No one speaking english
21-07-2016
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Do not avoid Vulcano, or Scale dei Turey.
17-07-2016
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Ragusa was beautiful, fantastic food and lovely people - highly recommend it
07-07-2016
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Etna volcano, city centre, fish food, seaside.
30-06-2016
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Segesta. Cefalu. Etna. Capo plaia
08-06-2016
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Sicily is very nice and there are a lot of completely different places to explore with a car. Taking a car from the airport is worth it.
25-05-2016
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I wasn't in Catania
16-05-2016
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One day in Pantalica with lunch at Pantalica Ranch one day exploring the coast around Vendicari Nature Reserve one day visiting Noto and Ragusa, two days exploring Syracuse and Ortega, dont miss the Carravagio or the Duomo built in a Greek Temple. All these times could happily be doubled!
19-04-2016
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Beautiful island with interesting historic sights. It is however more part of Africa than Europe and government services, like road maintenance, rubbish collection are worse than in Nigeria. The people as friendly as Africans, luckily.
08-07-2015
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Etna climbing by foot is great! The beaches at Giargini Naxos are to prefer.
12-06-2015
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Just have fun