Why You Should Visit Catania Fontanarossa
Sicily’s second largest city situated at the base of the famous Mount Etna, Catania is a city rich in history known for its incredible architecture and ancient ruins. Some of the finest sites in the city include its beautiful cathedral and the vibrant Piazza del Duomo square with its famous Elephant Fountain. Catania is not just a historical destination however, as you will find plenty of modern attractions and cultural events to enjoy. The primary shopping avenue in the city is Via Etnea where you will find many boutique shops and charming cafés to take in the city atmosphere, while you can also keep going come nightfall around the Piazza Bellini with its many bars and restaurants. If you fancy an adventure then why not take an excursion around Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, or take a drive out to the La Plaja beach and enjoy the brilliant Sicilian sunshine.
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Arriving In Catania Fontanarossa
Catania Fontanarossa Airport, also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, is located less than 5 km from Catania on the island of Sicily. Although the journey into the city is affordable by taxi given the short distance, there are buses available if you are on a budget which will only take around 20 minutes. You will find all of the essential amenities and services you would expect at the airport including duty-free shopping alongside a few souvenir shops as well as a couple of cafés and eateries to satisfy your appetite.
The airport is the sixth busiest in Italy and primarily handles flights to and from European destinations, most of which are seasonal. If you are looking to fly from the UAE to Catania Fontanarossa you will not be able to make the journey directly – however, the airport enjoys connections to many leading airports around Europe so you can make the journey with only a single stopover.
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Catania Fontanarossa Travel Information
Given that Italy is part of the Schengen Area you will not need a visa as a UAE national and will be able to travel to the country for a period of up to 90 days. The Catania city center is relatively compact and there are bus services available to help you get around, while you will also find a number of car-rental companies at Catania airport if you wish to have your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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