Catania Airport Car Rental, Italy
If you want to feast your eyes on the sights and sounds of the city, surrounding Sicilian beauty, as well as satisfy your taste buds with Catania’s signature dishes, book a hire car at Catania Airport for easy pickup when you land.
Renting a car will give you the flexibility where you want to go anytime and see those out of the way places that tour buses won’t take you.
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Catania on the east coast of Sicily is a thriving tourist haven, educational centre and business hub, having been named as the European Silicon Valley due to IT-related businesses setting up in the city.
Catania is a world on its own though, because it has maintained its age-old charm manifested in the city’s Baroque architecture and structural building designs.
Mount Etna, one of the world’s active volcanoes is in Sicily, not far from Catania.
Like any other metropolis that is a thriving economic hub, it’s easy to get caught up in this bustling city when you’re visiting.
Public transportation can be quite a hassle, because you have to wait long lines, which could take as long as one hour.
What to do in Catania
Make sure that you get to experience a little of everything that Catania has to offer.
Starting in Piazza Duomo where the city’s Elephant Fountain symbol is also found, you can explore the Baroque architecture edifices in the city.
The Cathedral nearby Piazza Duomo, created in honor of St. Agata, boasts of an impressive depiction of Baroque architecture.
Below the Cathedral are Roman baths, and if you venture inside, you will be treated to a continuous display of Baroque-themed styles in the chapels and fresco.
If you want to get a glimpse of the ruins of the Roman Amphitheater, you should head to Piazza Stesicoro.
Teatro Massimo Bellini is an imposing structure during day time, and a wondrous sight to behold at night when its stone façade is strategically illuminated.
A trip to Catania won’t be complete without tasting its specialty dish, Pasta alla Norma.
Aside from this, local delicacies like the Arancino, tavola calda, and Cannolo alla Ricotta are also worth sampling.
Several fast foods and restaurants are scattered within the city, so it’s just as easy as hopping in your rental car and stopping by the nearest cafe to satisfy your hunger.
How to enjoy Sicily by car
If you don’t mind getting a bit dirty during your stay in Catania, take a drive to the fish market and bask in the assortment of fresh sea produce you can find in this side of town.
Here you will experience the true atmosphere of being in a fish market untouched by the development of the modern world.
Yes, it is noisy, dirty, and odorous, but nothing compares to this experience.
And a trip to the capital, Palermo, won’t dissapoint either, and is an essential stop as part of your Sicily road trip.
A trip to Catania won’t be complete if you do not take a tour of Mount Etna.
In part, the beauty of Catania today is greatly attributed to Mount Etna’s constant eruptions throughout the centuries, so take a peek at the splendor of this fiery volcano.
The beauty of having a car during your trip to Catania is that you are not only limited to the sights and sounds of the city.
Go for a ride and explore other neighboring towns and cities like Ragusa, Messina, Taormina, and Cefalu.