Destination CataniaDestination Catania

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Practical informationPractical information

Airport

Catania’s Fontanarossa airport is situated 7.5 kilometres to the south of the city. Buses (Alibus) connect the airport with Catania.

Local roads and transport

The best way to discover Sicily is by hired car. The road network and the toll roads (autostrada) in particular are well maintained. An alternative for the car is to travel by train from the station on the Piazza Giovanni XXIII to Messina, Syracuse, Palermo and other cities. A cheaper way to travel is by bus. The bus station is on the Via d’Amico.

Taxi

The taxi rates vary quite a lot and go up after 22h00. The 10% tip is sometimes included in the total price. Ask the driver whether the price includes the tip before starting your journey.

Post

The post office in Catania is situated at via Etnea 215. It is open from 08h00 to 18h30 on Monday to Friday and from 08h30 to 12h30 on Saturdays.

Chemist’s

Farmacia Del Centro Address: Via Etnea 107

Farmacia Cutelli Fonzo Franca

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 54

Dentist

There are many dentists in the centre of Catania, including:

Guiseppe Morina

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 200

Francesco Ferrari

Address: Viale Africa 46

Opening times

The shops in Italy are open from Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 13h00 and from 15h30 to 19h00 (some shops open at 9h00 and shut at 20h00).

Supermarkets are sometimes open all day. Some shops are also open on Saturdays.