Car rental Catania
Located on the east coast of Sicily facing the Lonian Sea, Catania is the second-largest city in Sicily
and the tenth in Italy. With a long and eventful history, Catania is now one of the main economic, tourist and educational centers in the Sicily Island.
Driving through Catania, the beautifull fisherman's town
There are many beautiful sites to explore in Catania. Car rental in Catania are a popular means here for tourists to get around thanks to the flexibility that any public transport cannot match. You can drive to Mount Etna in a rental car and admire the eerie volcanic landscape. There is only one bus a day to Mount Etna, but with a rental car, you decide when you want to go. You can drive along the coast to Acicastello, a magnificent medieval castle built on a giant rock over the sea, or to Acitrezza, a little fisherman village known for its giant rocks lying in the sea. The small town Acireale known for the greatest carnival of Sicilia is not to be missed. You can rent a car in Catania and take a one-day round tour, covering these charming little towns of Taormina, Syracuse, Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, Messina, Cefalu or Enna. Bring your GPS device or book one by the company of your car rental in Catania prior to your trip, which will greatly assists your self-drive tours.
Some tips for parking that can come in handy with car rental
As many tourists use car rental in Catania to travel around, the following tips may be helpful to park your rental car. It is advisable to park in Acireale and take the train, Interbus to Catania, due to the city's busy traffic. Acireale's train station is located on via San Girolamo, with plenty of free parking near the train station. Many hotels in Catania offer free or paid parking service, such as Hotel Miramare, Rigel Hotel, Hotel Stesicorea Palace, Idea Hotel Catania Ognina. It's recommended to book a GPS device with the company of car rental in Catania, so that you can spot the blue zone parking at cheaper price in Catania, such as the one in the street Monsignor Ventimiglia near the famous fish market.
Tips for car hire in Catania
Featuring a Mediterranean climate, Catania offers you year-round warm weather. The average summer temperatures range between 25- 30°C, and between 8°C and 15°C in the winter. If you visit Catalania in the summer choose a rental car with an AC to enjoy your drives to the fullest.
See the history of Catania
With a history dating back 2700 years and once being the cultural center of Greeks, Romans and more, Catania has a dazzling range to offer all visitors: Piazza del Duomo, built in the baroque style, contains the Elephant Fountain - the symbol of the city; the fish market, the most exotic of all over Sicily, has been described by the British TV chef Rick Stein as the best fish market in the world; Via Etnea, the main shopping avenue has most of the city's imposing buildings; Teatro Massimo, a 19th century opera house, is now the main gathering spot for the local youth.
Events & festivals
Catania has year-round events and festivals such as: Etnafest, featuring poetry recitals, music, arts, and film events that celebrate the history and geography of the peninsula; Santa Agatha, an important religious festival in Catania celebrated with fireworks and parade; Cantica, a music festival, covering genres from traditional to Jazz, funk and rock.