Car Hire at Catania Fontanarossa Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
With car hire at Catania Fontanarossa Airport you can get the most out of your trip to Sicily. Public transport on the Italian islands can be quite limited. With your own rental car you can discover more secluded beaches, visit plenty of quaint villages, or just enjoy beautiful country drives.
Where to hire a car at Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Hertz, Locauto, Italy Car Rent, Hollywood rent, Holiday Car Rental, Forzese Autonoleggio and AP Transfers all offer car hire at Catania Fontanarossa Airport.
Petrol stations near Catania Fontanarossa Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There's an Esso service station just before the entrance to the airport.
Driving around Catania Fontanarossa Airport
The A18 and A19 motorways are just over five minutes drive away from the airport. If you're visiting Catania you can reach the city without taking the motorway. Traffic in Sicily drives on the right, which can be jarring if you're not used to driving in Europe. Getting to your destination
Sicily's second city offers a lively mix of student nightlife and excellent gastronomy. Beautiful scenery is provided by the UNESCO listed city centre and Mount Etna, which looms on the horizon.
It takes just over ten minutes to drive into downtown Catania from the airport. Like most Italian cities, traffic to the historic centre is restricted by ZTL so only residents can enter. Some hotels have the ability to organise temporary passes for guests.
Ancient Greek ruins jostle for space with baroque piazzas and medieval lanes, while marketplaces buzz with life and the sea glitters peacefully below.
It takes about 45 minutes to drive to Syracuse from Catania Fontanarossa Airport. It can be tricky to find parking spaces in Syracuse. The Ortygia neighbourhood is protected by ZTL. Hotels in this area should be able to organise a temporary pass for you to bring your rental car in. On-street parking spaces are recognisable by the blue lines painted on the side of the road. You can buy parking tickets from tobacco shops, and it should cost no more than €2.50 (about £1.80) for the whole morning or afternoon.
Join the jet-set in this beautiful mountain-side town. High end shops line the streets, while beautiful sandy beaches provide plenty of opportunities to top up your tan.
It takes about 50 minutes to drive to Taormina from Catania Fontanarossa Airport. Most hotels have car parks. During the summer it can be difficult to find on-street parking, however the multi-story car parks are quite reasonable. It should cost no more than €13.50 (about £9.70) to park for 24 hours.
Prices subject to change