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The bastion of Mediterranean culture, Sicily seduces travelers with its overwhelming landscape, legendary cuisine and natural diversity. A city built on ruins over 2,700 years old, Catania attracts as a powerful cultural magnet, combining Renaissance art, Baroque-style architecture and contemporary works of art.

At first, the city will seem agitated, but then you will discover the energy of the young spirit of the inhabitants floating on the alleys and terraces of the historic center. Equally volcanic, Etna dominates the horizon with its imposing presence that adds more charm to the wonderful Sicilian city.

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Extra Luggage Options

You can travel with more luggage.

Buy extra luggage on the additional services page, during booking or after it through "Manage Booking"!

You can check up to four pieces of luggage per flight, per passenger; the fee will be applied separately for each.

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Travel insurance

To support you in planning your trip, we have decided to include Covid-19 coverage in the General Insurance Conditions, both for travel medical insurance and for cancellation insurance.

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Meals and beverages on board

Do you prefer a delicious soup: chicken or tomato, vegetarian or couscous, a slice of Quatro Formaggi or Quatro Stagioni pizza, a fresh sandwich with chicken breast, Sibiu salami or cheese, or just a drink with a snack? On board the Animawings airplane you will have plenty to choose from, especially since we have prepared the most interesting packages for you, in multiple combinations, with discounts to match!

Check the on board catering menu here.

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After landing

Airport: Catania Fontanarossa Airport

The airport is conveniently located near the A19 motorway, which connects Catania with Palermo and central Sicily, while the European route E45 passes to Syracuse in the south.

A shuttle bus is available to Catania city center and Central Station,

while regular bus services to other parts of the island are also available directly from the airport.

Land transport to and from the airport

AMT Alibus Service (800 018696) offers daily public transport services starting at 05:00, every 20 minutes,

till midnight. They connect the airport, Catania city center and the train station.

When to visit Catania

Catania is worth visiting at any time, regardless of the time of year, but the best month for the holidays is September, when the temperatures are comfortable,

the sea is still warm, and the crowds of tourists are beginning to reduce.

Spring is the season of educational trips, when thousands of students fill the historical objectives, eager to find out all the stories of these places.

Winters here are mild, but not so hot as to sunbathe.

Therefore, take all these aspects into account when purchasing flight tickets to Catania!

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Main attractions

Unique blend of flavors

Using all the wonders that grow on the island, Sicily has one of the most interesting and tasty cuisines. Many of the local dishes are based on fish and seafood, such as fish couscous or swordfish. Also try Pasta alla Norma or Spaghetti al Nero delle Seppie (pasta in cuttlefish soup). Desserts are prepared according to traditional recipes such as cannoli, granita, almond biscuits and cassata. All these goodies are worth enjoying with a glass of wine, limoncello or amaro siciliano. The island has the perfect conditions for growing grapes, so we should not be surprised that it is the region with the largest vineyards in Italy. It is famous for Marsala, a wine "hardened" with cognac, often used in cooking to enrich its taste in caramel sauces.

Piazza del Duomo

It would be a shame not to see the grandest square in Catania, with an impressive Baroque architecture.

Here you can admire the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Agatha, the protector of the city, but also the Elephant Fountain or Palazzo del Municipio.

The elephant fountain has in the center an obelisk, with a sculpture in volcanic rock, depicting an elephant. It was inspired by the Elephant Obelisk (located in Rome), created by Bernini.

Monastero dei Benedettini

It is one of the largest monasteries in Europe, whose construction began in 1500 and incorporates very diverse architectural styles, including the Baroque style.

The monastery has two inner courtyards, cellars from the 16th and 18th centuries.

The building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serving today as the headquarters of the Human Department of the University of Catania.

Emergency assistance

Emergency numbers:

  • Police: 113
  • Fire department: 115
  • Ambulance: 118