Car Hire Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Address & Contact DetailsAeroporto Di Catania, Aeroporto Fontanarossa, Catania, 95100. Tel: 095340500
|Monday||08:00 - 23:59|
|Tuesday||08:00 - 23:59|
|Wednesday||08:00 - 23:59|
|Thursday||08:00 - 23:59|
|Friday||08:00 - 23:59|
|Saturday||08:00 - 23:59|
|Sunday||08:00 - 23:59|
Rent a car at Catania Fontanarossa Airport
The busiest portal to Sicily’s dolce vita, Catania-Fontanarossa Airport sees some 9 million passengers arriving each year en route to the ancient port city of Catania.
Here's how to find the rental desk:
- Exit arrivals, turn right and walk towards Terminal C.
- Continue for 150m and you will see a big sign for Avis, Budget and Maggiore.
- The Avis desk is inside the building by the big sign.
Our team offers an easy, efficient check-in and return drop-off service, so you can get on and enjoy your visit.
For those wishing to collect or return their hire car outside of opening hours, please let us know in advance and we’ll tell you what you will need to do.
For visitors arriving or leaving Catania by boat, you can arrange to pick up or drop off your vehicle at our Catania Port car rental office.
Where to from Catania Airport?The second largest city in Sicily behind its capital Palermo, Catania is flanked by basalt beaches and steeped in historic treasure such as the 13th century Castello Ursino, opulent Palazzo Biscari and the Piazza del Duomo. The latter is a UNESCO World Heritage square shouldered by a magnificent Baroque cathedral and watched over by the Fontana dell'Elefante—Catania’s elephant basalt-hewn landmark. Soak up the atmosphere over a gelato or espresso at one of the cafés before exploring Catania’s elegant streets.
Some prefer to visit Catania in the spring, dodging the peak temperatures of the summer months, while the snow-capped Mount Etna, thrusting skyward behind the city, is a popular destination for skiers during the winter. Despite being Italy’s tallest summit outside of the Alps, it only takes an hour to weave up to Etna’s 3,329m-high peaks in your hire car from Catania Airport, meaning hikers interested in navigating the rolling wilds of National Parco dell’Etna can do so year-round.
Linked into a stunning chain of Sicilian beaches, Catania offers plenty of variety within its vicinity. Choose between flat stretches of sand lapped by gentle wavelets, craggy clifftops with dizzying views of the Mediterranean Sea, and quaint coastal fishing villages soaked in Greek mythology, where freshly caught swordfish, one of the area’s specialities, can be easily sourced.
Beyond CataniaSicily’s compact size means its oldest marinas, temples and Roman ruins are all within comfortable driving distance of Catania—as is Palermo on the northernmost tip.
The pretty hilltop town of Taormina is a scenic hour’s drive along the coast. Saunter out along the narrow sandbar to the tiny nature reserve of Isola Bella before returning to take in sweeping views from a local trattoria over some cheesy arancine. For more of Sicily’s historic ambience, follow its raw coastline south of Catania for an hour to Syracuse, where age-old piazzas, the Tempio di Apollo and the ancient Castello Maniace charm the senses.
With plenty more to see, including the ancient Greek city of Akragas and the Valley of the Temples just outside of Agrigento, hire a car at Catania airport to ensure you discover all that Sicily has to offer.