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Sicily has four airports offering both domestic and international flights, mainly within Europe.

Having four airports makes for optimum connections between the various parts of the island and the main Italian and European cities.

There are flights every day between Milan, Turin, Verona, Venice and Pisa and the four Sicilian airports. Most of these routes are operated by Alitalia, but others are run by low-cost companies such as Ryanair, Easyjet and Volotea.

Catania International Airport (Fontanarossa)

Catania International Airport “Fontanarossa” is the principal airport in Sicily and in southern Italy. It is easily reached from the A18 and A19 motorways, and there are taxi and bus connections with the whole island. It offers a number of car rental companies and has ample secure car parks, some of which are covered, ideal for long stays.

This airport is the best choice if you want to stay in eastern, north-eastern or central Sicily, and visit the cities of Catania, Syracuse, Messina and Caltanissetta. Since the airport lies at the foot of Mount Etna, it is sometimes subject to temporary closures or operational limitations if the volcano is erupting.Catania airport offers weekly connections with the main Italian cities: daily to/from Rome Fiumicino, especially with Alitalia, Vueling and Rynair; daily to/from Milan Linate with Alitalia and to/from Milan Malpensa with Alitalia, Ryanair and Easyjet; daily to/from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi with Ryanair and Alitalia; daily to/from Pisa with Ryanair; daily to/from Verona with Volotea; to/from Venice from Monday to Friday with Volotea and daily from Turin with Alitalia, Ryanair and Blueair.

Catania is also an international airport, offering several daily flights to the main European capitals; these routes are operated by the major airlines, including Ryanair, Easyjet, Air Berlin, Germanwings and British Airways.There are frequent connections with London: Easyjet flies every other day from Monday to Sunday to/from Luton airport, while there are daily flights to/from Gatwick with Easyjet, British Airways, Norwegian and Thomson. Moreover, Easyjet flies daily to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle, while Iberia and Vueling operate to/from Paris Orly twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays).

There are several options for getting to Catania from Germany: Alitalia and Airberlin fly daily to/from Berlin Tegel, while Easyjet and Ryanair offer cheaper flights to/from Berlin Schönefeld. Düsseldorf and Munich are well connected to Catania by Alitalia, Airberlin and Lufthansa. Furthermore, Germanwings operates on the routes to/from Hamburg (also served by Easyjet), Cologne, Stuttgart and Hannover. Easyjet operates daily flights between Geneva and Catania, while the Austrian cities of Vienna and Graz are served on some routes several days a week. Eventually, Catania airport will offer weekly flights to/from Basel with Easyjet and to/from Zurich with Edelweiss.

customercare@aeroporto.catania.it
+39 095 7239111
For more information visit Catania airport’s website.

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Main airports connected with the Catania airport

Italy

  • Ancona
  • Bari
  • Bergamo
  • Bologna
  • Cagliari
  • Florence
  • Pisa
  • Genoa
  • Lampedusa
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Pantelleria
  • Perugia
  • Rome
  • Turin
  • Treviso
  • Trieste
  • Venice
  • Verona

Germany

  • Hamburg
  • Berlin Tegel
  • Cologne
  • Dusseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Munich
  • Stuttgart
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Spain

  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
  • Sevilla
  • Valencia

France

  • Ajaccio
  • Bordeaux Apt
  • Lyon Satolas
  • Marseille
  • Metz/Nancy Lorraine
  • Nantes Atlantique
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle

Greece

  • Athens Athinai

England

  • Bristol
  • London
  • Manchester Intl

Egypt

  • Sharm El Sheikh Ophira
  • Luxor

Bulgaria

  • Sofia Vrazhdebna

United Arab Emirates

  • Abu Dhabi Intl
  • Dubai

Holland

  • Amsterdam
  • Eindhoven

Romania

  • Bucharest Otopeni
  • Lasi

Russia

  • Moscow Domodedovo

Morocco

  • Casablanca Mohamed
  • Marrakech Menara

Switzerland

  • Geneva
  • Mulhouse/Basel EuroAirport
  • Zurich

Austria

  • Vienna

Belgium

  • Brussels National

Turkey

  • Istanbul Ataturk

Malta

  • Malta Luqa

Serbia

  • Belgrade

Hungary

  • Budapest Ferihegy
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Comiso airport (Pio La Torre)

The nearby small local Comiso “Pio La Torre” airport connects Sicily with several Italian cities (Rome, Pisa and Milan) and European capitals, such as London, Dublin, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt.The airport is located in the south-eastern part of Sicily, alongside provincial road SP 5. It is the ideal destination if you plan to stay in Val di Noto, especially in Ragusa and Syracuse.

The airport is served by seasonal routes, more frequent in summer. The airport offers a car rental service and various secure parking areas. We recommend renting a car at the airport for ease of movement and to visit the Val di Noto, one of the main UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

👍 This airport offers flights to/from some Italian cities, such as Milan (daily), Rome and Pisa (every other day). These routes are operated mainly by Ryanair and Alitalia.

Despite being a small airport, there are flights to the main European capitals on alternate days or several days a week and are mostly operated by Ryanair, which connects Comiso with London Stansted, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt Hahn, Brussels and Dublin.


info@aeroportodicomiso.eu
+39 0932 961467
For more information visit Comiso Airport’s website.


Main airports connected with Comiso airport

Italy

  • Milan
  • Rome
  • Pisa

Germany

  • Frankfurt
  • Dusseldorf

Belgium

  • Brussels

England

  • London

Ireland

  • Dublin


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Palermo International Airport (Falcone-Borsellino)

The International Airport of Palermo-Punta Raisi “Falcone-Borsellino” is Sicily’s second largest. It is reachable by road on the SS 113 and A 29. The airport has daily connections to the main Italian cities and the islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria. It also offers daily connections with London, Paris and Brussels. This airport is ideal if you’re staying in western Sicily to reach the cities of Palermo, Trapani and Agrigento. The airport has bus and taxi services.

It offers various daily routes to/from the main Italian cities: Milan with Alitalia (Linate) and Easyjet (Malpensa); Rome Fiumicino with Alitalia and Ryanair, Venice and Verona with Volotea (the Catania-Verona route is also operated by Ryanair); Turin with Volotea and Ryanair; Bologna and Pisa with Ryanair.

Palermo airport also offers international connections, with several daily flights to the main European capitals, operated by the major airlines, such as Easyjet, Transavia, Germanwings , British Airways and Lufthansa.

Ryanair flies daily to/from London Stansted, while British Airways and Easyjet serve several routes a week to/from London Heathrow and to/from London Gatwick respectively. The French airports are also well connected to Palermo: the route to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle is operated by Enterair and Travel Service once a week, while Transavia flies to/from Paris Orly several times a week. Moreover, there are flights between Palermo and Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Bordeaux several days a week. The main routes to the German airports, running several days a week, include Berlin Schönefeld (Ryanair), Düsseldorf Weeze (Ryanair), Frankfurt International Airport (Lufthansa), Cologne (Germanwings), Munich (Lufthansa, Eurowings and Transavia) and Nuremberg (Ryanair). Finally, Easyjet and Swiss connect Palermo to the Swiss airports of Geneva and Zurich respectively.

aeroporto.puntaraisi@gmail.com
+39 091 7020111
For more information visit Palermo Airport’s website.


Main airports connected with Palermo airport

Italy

  • Lampedusa
  • Ancona
  • Bergamo
  • Pantelleria
  • Bari
  • Cagliari
  • Naples
  • Rome
  • Pisa
  • Pescara
  • Florence
  • Bologna
  • Genoa
  • Venice
  • Treviso
  • Turin
  • Milan (LI)
  • Milan (MA)
  • Bergamo
  • Verona

France

  • Marseille
  • Toulouse
  • Bordeaux
  • Paris
  • Nantes

Germany

  • Dusseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • KÖLN
  • Memmingen
  • Munich
  • Nuremberg
  • Berlin

England

  • London

Greece

  • Athens

Poland

  • Krakow
  • Wroclaw

Malta

  • Malta Luqa

Austria

  • Vienna
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United Arab Emirates

  • Abu Dhabi Intl

Belgium

  • Brussels

Romania

  • Bucharest

Serbia

  • Beograd

Tunisia

  • Tunis

Hungary

  • Budapest
  • Varna


Trapani-Birgi airport (Vincenzo Florio)

Trapani-Birgi “Vincenzo Florio” airport is located between Marsala and Trapani and it is easily reachable by the A 29 motorway. The airport connects western Sicily with the main Italian cities and various European capitals, such as Brussels, Frankfurt, Prague, Warsaw, Eindhoven, Bratislava and Krakow. There is a bus service to Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento and a car rental service. This airport is in an ideal position for anyone staying in the western part of Sicily, where you can find some of the main tourist attractions, such as The Valley of the Temples, Erice, San Vito Lo Capo and Segesta.

Trapani airport is a Ryanair base, which offers cheap daily flights to/from the main Italian cities, such as Rome Fiumicino, Bergamo, Bologna and Pisa. As it is a small airport compared with the two main airports of Catania and Palermo, it offers only a few international flights a week, operated by Ryanair to/from Frankfurt Hahn, Karlsruhe Baden, Brussels and Eindhoven.

info@airgest.it
+39 0923 610111
For more information visit Trapani Airport’s website.


Main airports connected to Trapani airport

Italy

  • Bologna
  • Bergamo (Orio al Serio)
  • Pisa
  • Milan Linate
  • Naples
  • Turin
  • Cagliari
  • Pantelleria
  • Rome (Fiumicino)

Germany

  • Frankfurt
  • Karlsruhe

Holland

  • Amsterdam
  • Maastricht
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FAQs

Is it better to fly into Palermo or Catania? ›

Although Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
Airport serves more destinations, it is often very busy, particularly during check-in times. When it comes to itinerary trips, I recommend flying into Catania and out of Palermo, where check-in is faster and less hectic.

What airports does Sicily have? ›

Sicily has 4 international and 2 national airports.

The main airports are Palermo and Catania. The airports of Trapani and Comiso are on the smaller side and mainly served by low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet.

How many airports are on Sicily? ›

On the island of Sicily there are six main airports and several smaller airfields catering to general aviation. There are also two small airports on the Sicilian islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria.

Which airport in Sicily does Ryanair fly into? ›

For the best deals on tickets to Sicily, fly with Ryanair, Europe's first and largest low fares airline. Falcone–Borsellino Airport is well connected with public transport and getting a bus there from the city centre is simple.

Where should I stay in Sicily for the first time? ›

If you are visiting Sicily for the first time, Palermo is the best area to stay in Sicily. It is packed with baroque buildings, churches, palaces, museums, and art galleries; it has a great nightlife with many bars, restaurants, and plenty of accommodation options that suit all budgets.

What's the best way to see Sicily? ›

Sicily can be reached via airplane or ferry. Its major airports are at Catania and Palermo, with smaller airports at Trapani and Comiso. Frequent ferries make the quick trip across the Strait of Messina from Villa San Giovanni on the mainland to Messina.

What is the easiest way to get to Sicily? ›

The best way to reach Sicily is by plane. There are three airports on the island, Falcone Borsellino in Palermo (32 km from the city), Fontanarossa in Catania (7 km from the city, good if traveling to eastern Sicily), and Vincenzo Florio in Trapani Birgi (15 km from Trapani and Marsala, the gateways to Western Sicily).

How do you travel around Sicily? ›

The best way to get around Sicily is by train, as it allows you to quickly and affordably get from the island's various cities while still enjoying the scenery. Be sure to validate your ticket before boarding to avoid fines. Buses are another affordable transportation method and may be your next best option.

How many days do you need in Sicily? ›

Sicily can be experienced in as little as 3 to 5 days if you are short on time and interested in a quick coastal retreat. However, it's much better to spend at least a week discovering this Mediterranean paradise. If you have 7 days you can explore a meaningful section of the island.

Where is the best place to fly to Sicily? ›

The most popular airport to fly into is Catania–Fontanarossa (CTA), which is located just outside the city of Catania in eastern Sicily, near Mount Etna.

Do you need a car in Sicily? ›

If you are visiting Sicily for 2 or 3 days and staying in Palermo or Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
, more than likely you will not need to rent a car. Public transport is readily available and there is so much to do in the larger cities you will spend most of your time without a need to travel further.

Which part of Sicily has the best beaches? ›

The long beaches of Sovareto and Capo San Marco are the most beautiful – some say in all of Sicily – with fine golden sand and crystal water. Each has a nice blend of wild and uncrowded beach and more populated areas with restaurants and lidos, where you can rent umbrellas and chairs.

What is the main airport in Sicily? ›

Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
-Fontanarossa airport – It is the main Sicilian airport and the first mayor one of southern Italy. This airport has a high volume of international air traffic from/to European and extra-European destinations. It is located 4.3 km southwest of Catania.

Are there any direct flights to Sicily? ›

There are no direct flights from the US to Sicily, so travelers must change planes, either within Italy or at another airport in Europe.

Is Palermo worth visiting? ›

Is Palermo worth visiting? Palermo is a burgeoning destination in Italy for good reason. This underrated city is the perfect place to experience authentic Sicilian cuisine and culture, and learn about the incredible history of an ancient city.

What is the nicest part of Sicily? ›

Top 15 Places to visit in Sicily
  • 1) Taormina. ...
  • 2) Syracuse and Ortigia Island. ...
  • 3) Lampedusa and Rabbit Beach - Pelagie Islands. ...
  • 4) Val di Noto. ...
  • 5) Aeolian Islands. ...
  • 6) Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. ...
  • 7) Cefalù ...
  • 8) Mount Etna.

How easy is it to travel around Sicily? ›

There are good train services for parts of the island

The main line runs east from Palermo to Messina and then south to Syracuse via Catania. Trains on these routes are fast and comfortable. A web of secondary lines with much slower trains and more limited service covers some other parts of the island.

What is the best month to go to Sicily? ›

March through June and October are ideal, with few crowds, lots of festivals, and mild weather. The days leading up to Easter are full of celebrations, and worth planning around. July and August are hot and can be crowded — especially at beaches and resorts. September is the busiest (and most expensive) month.

What is Sicily best known for? ›

The island is famous for its cathedrals, vineyards, island beaches, and amazing architecture. The Palermo Opera House and UNESCO Baroque churches in Noto and Modica are world-renowned Sicilian architectural landmarks, along with The Greek Temples of the Valley of Temples located in Agrigento.

How long does it take to drive around the whole island of Sicily? ›

I was able to complete my tour of Sicily – driving approximately 900 miles around the entire island in nine days and eight nights.

Which is better Sardinia or Sicily? ›

If you're looking for classic historical sites and lots of Greek history then Sicily is the best option, whereas Sardina has much older examples of ancient monuments and has more Roman history than the other island.

How long is the ferry ride from Italy to Sicily? ›

The fastest route between Italy and Sicily is Messina with a crossing duration of around 0 hour 20 minute. With so many routes on offer we make it simple by comparing all similar routes in one search so you can quickly find what you are looking for.

How far is Sicily from the airport? ›

How far is it from Palermo Airport (PMO) to Sicily? The distance between Palermo Airport (PMO) and Sicily is 114 km. The road distance is 26.8 km.

Is taxi expensive in Sicily? ›

Taxis are expensive, so get the price from the driver, based on your itinerary, before entering. There's no reason for a taxi ride from the city to the airport to cost more than seventy euros, and there are buses and trains that will take you there for just six or seven euros.

Which is better east or west Sicily? ›

Western Sicily has the best beaches. Eastern Sicily has the prettier towns (particularly in the south east corners, such as Noto). The Valley of the Temples is best visited on a western Sicily itinerary, but can be visited on a two-week eastern Sicily itinerary.

Are there Ubers in Sicily? ›

Uber Launches Its Rides Service in Sicily, Malta and Santorini - Bloomberg.

Is driving in Sicily difficult? ›

Most travelers will find that driving in Sicily is not overly difficult, especially in larger cities like Palermo and Catania. When navigating around some of the island's more complex historic centers, drivers will need to be on top of their game.

How long is train ride from Rome to Sicily? ›

Rome to Catania by train
Journey timeFrom 8h 27m
Distance334 miles (537 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train08:58
Last train23:24
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Is Palermo Sicily expensive? ›

Palermo is a great affordable city for tourists. On average, you may not have to spend more than between 70 and 150 euros depending on your priorities and preferences. Of this, 20 to 25 euros go to food, less than 10 euros on public transport and about 35-100 euros on accommodation.

Where should I land in Sicily? ›

You will probably land at one of Sicily's two major airports – Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
-Fontanarossa Airport and Palermo Falcone-Borsellino International Airport – one on the northwest coast and the other on the east coast, but there are two other small airports in Sicily and another in Calabria is right across the straight of Messina ...

What airport do you fly into for Taormina? ›

Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
Fontanarossa "Vincenzo Bellini" International Airport is the closest airport to Taormina. It is located 65km, about an hour's drive from Taormina. The airport Fontana Rossa is the sixth airport in Italy for passenger traffic, and the first of the South Italy.

How do you get to Catania Sicily? ›

Most travelers get to Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
via commercial airline or ferry. There is a train service that runs from Rome but it takes over 10 hours. Although the experience of riding on a train that goes onto a ferry (at the Straits of Messina) is interesting, it isn't worth the length of the trip.

Do I need an international driver's license in Sicily? ›

Is an International Driver's License required in Italy? There is no such thing as an International Driver's License. If you plan on driving during your visit to Italy, you must obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP), which you should carry with your driver's license.

What can you do in Sicily for a week? ›

How to Spend a Week in Sicily, Italy
  1. Explore Palermo. Architectural Landmark. ...
  2. Hike in the Zingaro Nature Reserve. Park. ...
  3. Wander through the Valley of the Temples. ...
  4. Go island-hopping. ...
  5. Climb from Taormina to Castelmola. ...
  6. Visit Mount Etna. ...
  7. Admire architectural gems in Catania. ...
  8. Embrace the ancient history of Syracuse.
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Is there a train service in Sicily? ›

Sicily railways

The regional trains in Sicily are operated by Trenitalia, the main train company in Italy. Other services include the Circumetnea trains – the local trains that connect the towns around Mount Etna, and the underground networks of Catania and Palermo.

How is the food in Sicily? ›

Fertile soils produce an abundance of lemons and oranges every year, giving Sicily the moniker Land of Oranges (or sometimes Land of Lemons). Other culinary staples of the island include pistachios, olives, almonds and prickly pears. You can always find some fresh fish and delicious meats from markets.

What is the most beautiful beach in Sicily? ›

10 Best Beaches in Sicily
  • Calamosche.
  • Isola Bella.
  • Sampieri.
  • Scala dei Turchi.
  • Cala Rossa.
  • Cefalù
  • Scopello.
  • Spiaggia Marinello.

How warm is sea in Sicily? ›

Sicily's temperature is moderated by the warm Mediterranean sea and its location in proximity to the equators. Sea temperatures around Sicily range from around 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to approximately 80 degrees in the summer.

Do they speak English in Sicily? ›

Wherever tourists can be found around the globe, people speak English. Sicily is no exception. Many tourists, of course, pass through Sicily's three airports. At each airport you will find it easy to make your way using English, especially since the auto rental offices at each airport also use English.

How do I get from Palermo to airport? ›

The Trinacria Express serves the line between the Palermo airport and the main railway station. The travel time is approximately 60 minutes. The train departs twice an hour both towards Palermo and Palermo Airport (the last train departs at 10:00 p.m.). A single ticket costs 5,80 €.

Which airport does Easyjet fly to in Sicily? ›

Palermo International Airport, locally known as Falcone Borsellino, is located 30 kms to the west of the city centre. Palermo Airport Customer Services: 091 7020127.

Is it better to fly into Palermo or Catania? ›

Although Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
Airport serves more destinations, it is often very busy, particularly during check-in times. When it comes to itinerary trips, I recommend flying into Catania and out of Palermo, where check-in is faster and less hectic.

How long is the ferry ride from Naples to Sicily? ›

Usually, there are 2 daily ferry routes from the port of Naples to Palermo. The journey takes about 10 hr 30 min.

Can you fly direct to Sicily from USA? ›

It takes approximately 13h 18m to get from United States to Sicily, including transfers. How long is the flight from United States to Sicily? There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Palermo Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 10m and has one stopover.

Which is better Palermo or Taormina? ›

It depends on your preference, Taormina is a small, chic and pricey tourist resort, Palermo is a big and chaotic city, two completely different environments/experiences. With only 4 days, you have to decide between the two.

Is Palermo a walkable city? ›

Palermo is a very walkable city, especially if you stay in the Old Town or Politeama/Libertà . Many tourists have no need at all for a car.

How many days do you need in Palermo? ›

If you choose tu Visit palermo, 3 days is perfect to visit the best tourist attractions of the city. You will also have the time to visit the stunning Monreale Cathedral, one of the most beautiful in Sicily, as well as the charming Monreale town.

Is Catania Sicily worth visiting? ›

While it doesn't attract the same kind of attention as Palermo, Catania's unheralded delights are worth exploration: fine architecture, bustling markets, lively cultural events and centuries of history dating to the city's beginnings as a modest Greek colony.

Is Palermo worth visiting? ›

Is Palermo worth visiting? Palermo is a burgeoning destination in Italy for good reason. This underrated city is the perfect place to experience authentic Sicilian cuisine and culture, and learn about the incredible history of an ancient city.

What is the major airport in Sicily? ›

Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
-Fontanarossa airport – It is the main Sicilian airport and the first mayor one of southern Italy. This airport has a high volume of international air traffic from/to European and extra-European destinations. It is located 4.3 km southwest of Catania.

Is Catania bigger than Palermo? ›

Palermo is Sicily's largest city, and Catania

Catania
Catanese is an Italian surname, meaning literally "Catanian", "from the city of Catania" or "from the province of Catania" (Catania is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy).
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Catanese
is Sicily's second largest city, and so there's not a lot of nature, although both are positioned on the sea, and Etna is easily seen and visited from Catania.

Can you get around Sicily without a car? ›

The best ways to get around Sicily: scenic train rides and countryside drives. Between the comfortable and scenic trains plus the comprehensive bus network, it's possible to get around much of Sicily without your own vehicle. And prices on public transportation are very cheap, making it a great budget option.

Which is better Palermo or Taormina? ›

It depends on your preference, Taormina is a small, chic and pricey tourist resort, Palermo is a big and chaotic city, two completely different environments/experiences. With only 4 days, you have to decide between the two.

Do they speak English in Sicily? ›

Wherever tourists can be found around the globe, people speak English. Sicily is no exception. Many tourists, of course, pass through Sicily's three airports. At each airport you will find it easy to make your way using English, especially since the auto rental offices at each airport also use English.

How many days should you spend in Sicily? ›

Sicily can be experienced in as little as 3 to 5 days if you are short on time and interested in a quick coastal retreat. However, it's much better to spend at least a week discovering this Mediterranean paradise. If you have 7 days you can explore a meaningful section of the island.

Is Palermo a walkable city? ›

Palermo is a very walkable city, especially if you stay in the Old Town or Politeama/Libertà . Many tourists have no need at all for a car.

What is the easiest way to get to Sicily? ›

The best way to reach Sicily is by plane. There are three airports on the island, Falcone Borsellino in Palermo (32 km from the city), Fontanarossa in Catania (7 km from the city, good if traveling to eastern Sicily), and Vincenzo Florio in Trapani Birgi (15 km from Trapani and Marsala, the gateways to Western Sicily).

How do you travel around Sicily? ›

The best way to get around Sicily is by train, as it allows you to quickly and affordably get from the island's various cities while still enjoying the scenery. Be sure to validate your ticket before boarding to avoid fines. Buses are another affordable transportation method and may be your next best option.

Which part of Sicily has the best beaches? ›

The long beaches of Sovareto and Capo San Marco are the most beautiful – some say in all of Sicily – with fine golden sand and crystal water. Each has a nice blend of wild and uncrowded beach and more populated areas with restaurants and lidos, where you can rent umbrellas and chairs.

What is the best month to go to Sicily? ›

March through June and October are ideal, with few crowds, lots of festivals, and mild weather. The days leading up to Easter are full of celebrations, and worth planning around. July and August are hot and can be crowded — especially at beaches and resorts. September is the busiest (and most expensive) month.

Which is warmer Palermo or Catania? ›

If you plan on visiting Palermo, the capital of Sicily, you can expect slightly warmer averages (52-66°F/11-19°C), and around Syracuse and Catania, warmer still with even less rain. Dress in layers to counter all kinds of weather and have your sunglasses and umbrella on hand.

How can I spend 2 weeks in Sicily? ›

Two Weeks in Sicily
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Catania & Explore.
  2. Day 2: Day Trip to Taormina (Stay in Catania)
  3. Day 3: Day Trip to Mount Etna (Stay in Catania)
  4. Day 4: Syracuse & Ortigia.
  5. Day 5: Syracuse & Ortigia.
  6. Day 6: Pick up Rental Car & Drive to Noto.
  7. Day 7: Val di Noto (Beaches & Marzamemi)
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