Sicily By Car Car Rental at Catania Airport (CTA) (2022)

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PRICE

68 / 100

AVG. WAIT

35 mins.

QUALITY OF VEHICLE

68 / 100

DESK SERVICE

64 / 100

VEHICLE PICKUP

58 / 100

VEHICLE DROP-OFF

70 / 100

The car hire desk and your vehicle are located inside the airport grounds.

UNBEATABLE VALUE CAR RENTAL

  • Free Amendments
  • Free Cancellations
  • No Card Fees

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Information about renting a vehicle from Sicily By Car at Catania Airport

Upon arriving at Catania Airport CTA, please remember to collect your entire luggage from the baggage claim area before proceeding to the rental car area of the airport. There are many car rental companies at Catania Airport available for those who are looking to rent a vehicle during a stay in Catania.

Helpful information when renting a vehicle at Catania Airport from Sicily By Car

You may add additional drivers to the rental agreement provided that they meet the same requirements as the main driver and are present at the time of pick up. A daily additional fee is applied for this service. The daily cost for an additional driver starts at 10.01 EUR. *Dependent on Vehicle Model. In Italy you should drive on the right hand side of the road.

Sicily By Car Rental Vehicle Options

Rental vehicles are available from the following manufacturers:

  • Citroen
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Jeep
  • Mercedes
  • Opel
  • Peugeot
  • Renault
  • Volkswagen

Sicily By Car provides a selection of 13 different vehicles to rent at Catania Airport from 9 manufacturers including:

  • Citroen C1
  • Fiat 500
  • Fiat 500 Convertible
  • Ford C-Max
  • Ford Kuga
  • Jeep Renegade
  • Mercedes Vito Traveliner
  • Opel Cascada
  • Opel Mokka
  • Peugeot 2008
  • + 3 more

Petrol and Diesel vehicles are available to rent. Fuel policy options available include:

  • Fuel: Pick up and return full

5 automatic cars and 12 manual transmission cars are available. Sicily By Car offers 17 vehicles with air conditioning.

Types of Vehicles to Rent from Sicily By Car at Catania Airport

The following vehicle groups are available to rent at Catania Airport are: Mini, Convertible, Intermediate, SUV, Economy, 9 seat minivan, 5 seat minivan, Compact and Estate. Vehicles are available with 4, 5 and 9 passenger capacities. Vehicles with 2, 3 and 5 doors are available. Travelling with luggage? Sicily By Car has vehicles with luggage carrying capacity from 1, 2, 3 and 4 pieces of luggage.

Sicily By Car Additional Options Available at Catania Airport.

The following additional extras can also be rented with a vehicle from Sicily By Car:

  • Booster seat
  • Child toddler seat
  • GPS
  • Infant child seat
  • Ski rack
  • Snow chain set

Payment Types Accepted by Sicily By Car at Catania Airport

You can pay for your rental with the following types of cards:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard

Returning your Sicily By Car vehicle at Catania Airport

Please follow the instructions received from Sicily By Car when it is time to return the rental car. Remember to collect your belongings from the vehicle before returning the key.

How to Contact Sicily By Car at Catania Airport

For more information please contact Sicily By Car at Sicily - Catania Airport - Fontanarossa on +39 095 349 900 / +39 348/9014626.

Sicily By Car Locations Nearby

Sicily By Car also has 7 offices nearby, including:

  • Sicily - City Centre - Giardini Di Naxos (43.1KM)
  • Sicily - City Centre - Siracusa (47.7KM)
  • Sicily - Comiso Airport - Vincenzo Magliocco (66.2KM)
  • Reggio Calabria - Airport (84.6KM)
  • Sicily - City Centre - Milazzo (85.0KM)

Where is the Sicily By Car Car Rental Desk at Catania?

Map of Sicily By Car office at Catania Airport

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The car hire desk and your vehicle are located inside the airport grounds.

Rental Desk Address:

Airport Fontanarossa, Rent a Car Area , Catania, 95121

tel:+39 095 349 900 / +39 348/9014626

What time is Sicily By Car open at Catania Airport?

DAY OPEN CLOSE
Monday 07:30 23:59
Tuesday 07:30 23:59
Wednesday 07:30 23:59
Thursday 07:30 23:59
Friday 07:30 23:59
Saturday 07:30 23:59
Sunday 07:30 23:59

Which rental cars does Sicily By Car supply for hire at Catania Airport?

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The rental cars available from Sicily By Car at Catania Airport are:

Citroen C1

Mini

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4

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Fiat 500

Mini

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2

4

Automatic

Fiat 500 Convertible

Convertible

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1

4

Manual

Ford C-Max

Intermediate

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4

5

Manual

Ford Kuga

SUV

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4

5

Automatic

Jeep Renegade

Economy

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2

5

Manual

Mercedes Vito Traveliner

9 seat minivan

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4

9

Manual

Opel Cascada

Convertible

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3

4

Automatic

Opel Mokka

5 seat minivan

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4

5

Manual

Peugeot 2008

Compact

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3

5

Automatic

Renault Captur

Compact

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3

5

Manual

Volkswagen Polo

Economy

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2

5

Manual

What are Sicily By Car's cheapest hire cars at Catania Airport?

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Sicily By Car's cheapest hire cars available at Catania Airport(per category) are:

Citroen C1

Mini

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2

4

Manual

Fiat 500 Convertible

Convertible

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1

4

Manual

Ford C-Max

Intermediate

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4

5

Manual

Ford Kuga

SUV

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4

5

Automatic

Mercedes Vito Traveliner

9 seat minivan

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4

9

Manual

Opel Mokka

5 seat minivan

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4

5

Manual

Renault Captur

Compact

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3

5

Manual

Volkswagen Golf Estate

Estate

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4

5

Manual

Volkswagen Polo

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Economy

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2

5

Manual

What convertible car rentals does Sicily By Car offer at Catania Airport?

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Sicily By Car offer the following convertible rental cars:

Fiat 500 Convertible

Convertible

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1

4

Manual

Opel Cascada

Convertible

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3

4

Automatic

Which mini-vans does Sicily By Car rent at Catania Airport?

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Sicily By Car rents the following minivans at Catania Airport:

Mercedes Vito Traveliner

9 seat minivan

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4

9

Manual

Opel Mokka

5 seat minivan

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4

5

Manual

Which automatic cars does Sicily By Car provide at Catania Airport?

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The following automatic vehicles are available to rent from Sicily By Car at Catania Airport:

Ford Kuga

SUV

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4

5

Automatic

Mercedes Vito Traveliner

9 seat minivan

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4

9

Automatic

Opel Cascada

Convertible

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3

4

Automatic

Peugeot 2008

Compact

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3

5

Automatic

Which manual/stick-shift cars does Sicily By Car offer for rental at Catania Airport?

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The following manual/stick-shift vehicles are available to rent from Sicily By Car at Catania Airport:

Citroen C1

Mini

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2

4

Manual

Fiat 500

Mini

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2

4

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Manual

Fiat 500 Convertible

Convertible

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1

4

Manual

Ford C-Max

Intermediate

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4

5

Manual

Jeep Renegade

Economy

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2

5

Manual

Mercedes Vito Traveliner

9 seat minivan

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4

9

Manual

Opel Cascada

Convertible

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3

4

Manual

Opel Mokka

5 seat minivan

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4

5

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Renault Captur

Compact

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3

5

Manual

Volkswagen Golf Estate

Estate

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4

5

Manual

Volkswagen Polo

Economy

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2

5

Manual

What petrol cars does Sicily By Car offer for rental at Catania Airport?

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The following petrol cars are available to rent from Sicily By Car at Catania Airport:

Fiat 500

Mini

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2

4

Automatic

Fiat 500 Convertible

Convertible

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1

4

Manual

Ford C-Max

Intermediate

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4

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5

Manual

Ford Kuga

SUV

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4

5

Automatic

Jeep Renegade

Economy

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2

5

Manual

Opel Mokka

5 seat minivan

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4

5

Manual

Peugeot 2008

Compact

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3

5

Automatic

Renault Captur

Compact

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3

5

Manual

Volkswagen Golf Estate

Estate

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4

5

Manual

Volkswagen Polo

Economy

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2

5

Manual

What diesel car rentals does Sicily By Car offer at Catania Airport?

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Sicily By Car offer the following diesel cars:

Mercedes Vito Traveliner

9 seat minivan

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9

Manual

Nearby Sicily By Car Car Rental Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

43.07
KM

Sicily - City Centre - Giardini Di Naxos

Via Recanati, 21, Giardini Di Naxos, 98030

47.68
KM

Sicily - City Centre - Siracusa

Corso Umberto 54, Siracusa, 96100

66.22
KM

Sicily - Comiso Airport - Vincenzo Magliocco

Comiso Airport Meet And Greet, Via Ferrucci,3, Ragusa, 97100

84.63
KM

Reggio Calabria - Airport

Via Ravagnese 144, Reggio Di Calabria, 89131

85.03
KM

Sicily - City Centre - Milazzo

Via Giorgio Rizzo 138, Milazzo, 98057, Sicilia

86.79
KM

Reggio Calabria - City Centre

Via Aspromonte, 18/c, Reggio Calabria, 89127

91.61
KM

Sicily - City Centre - Messina

Via Vittorio Emanuele Ii, 7 , Messina, 98122

Sicily By Car Car Rental at Catania: Popular Questions

Where are the closest Sicily By Car car rental locations outside Catania Airport?

The nearest Sicily By Car car rental locations outside Catania Airport can be found at:

  • Sicily - City Centre - Giardini Di Naxos (Via Recanati, 21, Giardini Di Naxos, 98030) 43.07 KM away.
  • Sicily - City Centre - Siracusa (Corso Umberto 54, Siracusa, 96100) 47.68 KM away.
  • Sicily - Comiso Airport - Vincenzo Magliocco (Comiso Airport Meet And Greet, Via Ferrucci,3, Ragusa, 97100) 66.22 KM away.
  • Reggio Calabria - Airport (Via Ravagnese 144, Reggio Di Calabria, 89131) 84.63 KM away.
  • Sicily - City Centre - Milazzo (Via Giorgio Rizzo 138, Milazzo, 98057, Sicilia) 85.03 KM away.
  • Reggio Calabria - City Centre (Via Aspromonte, 18/c, Reggio Calabria, 89127) 86.79 KM away.
  • Sicily - City Centre - Messina (Via Vittorio Emanuele Ii, 7 , Messina, 98122) 91.61 KM away.

What time is Sicily By Car open at Catania Airport?

Sicily By Car at Catania Airport opening hours are as follows: Monday from 07:30 until 23:59, Tuesday from 07:30 until 23:59, Wednesday from 07:30 until 23:59, Thursday from 07:30 until 23:59, Friday from 07:30 until 23:59, Saturday from 07:30 until 23:59, Sunday from 07:30 until 23:59

Where is the Sicily By Car Car Rental Desk at Catania Airport?

Sicily By Car rental desk is located at Airport Fontanarossa, Rent a Car Area , Catania, 95121. Pickup Directions: Desk is located in Rent a Car Area, which is about 250 metres from the Arrivals Terminal.

(Video) Take off from Catania Airport

FAQs

Can you take a rental car from Italy to Sicily? ›

Many car rental companies permit one-way rentals between Sicily and mainland Italy. There are frequent year-round ferries between Villa San Giovanni in the mainland region of Calabria and Messina in Sicily.

Can I rent a car and drive in Italy? ›

If you're visiting as a tourist, you can rent a car in Italy with a US driver's license. If you're living here in Italy, you can rent a car in Italy with a US driver's license, but only if you're not a resident or have been a resident for less than one year.

Can you rent a car for a road trip across the border? ›

Can I drive a rental car south into the United States? Broadly speaking, both American and Canadian citizens can cross the border into either country in a rental car without much problem as long as they present the necessary documents and have permission from the rental company.

How do I get to Catania airport? ›

There are 2 different transportation options to get from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) to Catania Centrale (the city centre); you can either take a taxi or private transfer or you can take the airport's shuttle bus service.

How difficult is it to drive in Sicily? ›

Driving in Sicily is fairly difficult and frustrating. It's definitely not for the faint of heart! Think heavy traffic, narrow and poorly maintained roads, crazy drivers, lack of parking, and bad street signage.

Do you need a car in Catania Sicily? ›

Of course, you don't really need a car in the city. Catania itself is easy to explore on food. But if you are thinking of heading out of town to visit nearby places – ie Mount Etna, Taormina or Syracuse – having a car will make your life much easier.

Can you take rental cars across borders in Europe? ›

Can I Drive Rental Cars Across Borders in Europe? The answer is yes, you can usually drive rental cars in Europe between different countries. But you need to tell the car hire company ahead of time so they know and let you know if there are any restrictions.

Can you uber across the Canadian border? ›

Canadian uber drivers are able to take you across the border and are typically more accommodating than cabs or buses. Of course you will have to stop for border patrol but that shouldn't take too long.

Can you take a rental car out of the country? ›

You must always inform the rental company of your travel intentions as they need to give you permission to take the car out of the country. If you fail to notify them of your plans, you will break the contract terms, void your insurance and lose any breakdown cover.

How much is a taxi from Catania airport to Catania? ›

Taxi Transfers To and From Catania Airport

A single trip from Catania Airport to Catania city center costs around 25.00 to 28.00 euros for a taxi transporting no more than 3 or 4 passengers.

Is there Uber in Catania Sicily? ›

Rideshare Pickup/Dropoff Instructions for Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft can drop you off at the departure level, along side regular passengers and taxis.

How long does it take to get through Catania airport? ›

Catania is a busy airport with many national and international flights arriving daily. We always suggest that guests should arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight, especially in the summer when there can be longer queues.

How many days should I 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.

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.

Do you need a car to get 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.

Where to stay in Sicily if you don't have a car? ›

If you are looking for the best place to stay in Sicily without a car, look into Catania and Palermo because they are the main transportation hubs for each side of the island. They both have a very walkable city center, you can easily explore on foot.

Do you have to rent a car in Sicily? ›

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

Can you rent an automatic car in Sicily? ›

Enjoy a great rental experience at Sicily Palermo Airport (PMO) with CarFlexi.com with no risk! Driving an automatic car is easier and reduces accident risks. Find here a great value for automatic car rental at a low price.

Can I drive in Europe with US license? ›

Whether you're American or Canadian, your passport and driver's license are all you need in most European countries. However, some countries also require an International Driving Permit (IDP). An IDP is an official translation of your US license (making it easier for the cop to write out a ticket).

Can I rent a car in Europe with US driver's license? ›

Take it from the world-renowned expert on travel in Europe, Rick Steves: In most European countries, your American driver's license and passport are all you need to rent a car.

Can you rent a car in one country in Europe and return it in another? ›

Can you return a car in a different country? In some cases, yes. This is most common in Europe, where crossing borders is fairly easy. Usually, rental companies will let you cross borders with the rental car, but a cross-border fee may be also applied in addition to the one-way rental fee.

Do they search cars at Canadian border? ›

So, if you have often wondered if they search your car at the Canadian Border, the answer is most likely yes. Most of the time, it will be a quick glance, but you should always be prepared for them to go through it thoroughly.

Can you walk to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls? ›

Yes, you can walk from the U.S. side of the falls to the Canadian side, and vice versa. There is a pedestrian walkway on the Rainbow Bridge between the U.S. and Canada. You can walk, bike or drive across this bridge. You can also stop along the bridge and enjoy the view!

Can I go to Niagara Falls Canada without a passport? ›

Yes. A Passport (or a Passport Card or Enhanced Driver's License if coming by land) is required for crossing the border into Canada unless you are age 15 or younger. Please visit the government website for any further details.

Can I drive an Enterprise car out of country? ›

There are no are restrictions for driving the vehicle to either the U.S. or Canada.

Can I take rental car from Italy to Switzerland? ›

Yes. All the major rental companies allow you to take the car anywhere in western Europe.

What is Europdrive cover? ›

Europdrive - Our Cross-border Breakdown Cover

Not only does Europdrive provide you with 24 hour, 365 day breakdown cover whilst you're overseas, but it also provides you with a proof of ownership of the vehicle (VE103B) and proof of insurance in the form of a “Green Card” as is a legal requirement within the EU.

Is there a car ferry from Italy to Sicily? ›

There are lots of ferries around Italy; here I'll focus on car-ferries to and from Sicily from the north of Italy. There are two options, two companies, and two different ports in the northern part of Italy that regularly service Sicily with car ferries. Both options are reputable, comfortable, and safe.

How do you get to Sicily from Italy? ›

You can take a train from mainland Italy to Sicily. The whole train goes onto a ferry from the mainland, and you can reach a few cities by train once on the island, including popular beach resort towns like Taormina. For the most part, Sicily is best explored by car.

Do I need a car in Sicily? ›

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

Can I rent a car in Italy without an international driver's license? ›

An IDL (International Driver's License) is legally mandatory if you plan on driving a rental car during your visit to Italy. Travelers should take heed to this rule, as you will be fined if you get pulled over and do not have one!

Can I get to Sicily by car? ›

The island of Sicily is approximately 541 miles (870 km) from the Italian Riviera as the crow flies, or 820 miles (1,319 km) via car. While driving offers the bonus of being able to see more of Italy's countryside, the easiest way to get from Sicily to the Italian Riviera is by commercial plane.

Is there a road bridge between Sicily and Italy? ›

The bridge would have been the longest suspension bridge in the world, 60% more than the main span of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge in Turkey, the world's current longest span.
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Strait of Messina Bridge.
Strait of Messina Bridge Ponte sullo stretto di Messina
Clearance below76 metres (249 ft)
History
DesignerStretto di Messina
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How long is the ferry from Sicily to Italy? ›

The total travel time ranges from 9 hours to 12 hours, depending on the ferry company. Villa San Giovanni - Messina ferry: the Villa San Giovanni - Messina connection has frequent departures during the day and duration of the trip is approximately 1 hour.

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.

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.

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).

What is the best way to get 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.

What is the best time of year 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.

How many days do you need in Catania? ›

Catania is a city that can be explored in two days, but you'll need to be ambitious! If you want to really experience the city and give yourself some downtime, it's three to four days should suffice before moving onto the other cities in Catania.

Can a 70 year old rent a car in Italy? ›

Generally, rental car companies in Italy require you to be 21 or over and no older than the maximum age (usually 70-75 years). All drivers must present a valid driver's license, an ID as proof of their identity, and a credit card to make the payment.

Is my US driver's license valid in Italy? ›

Tourists may also use their valid American driver's license if accompanied by an official translation in Italian. Americans registered as residents with the local Vital Records Bureau (known as Anagrafe) must apply for an Italian license within one year of the date of registration.

Do I need an International Driving Permit to rent a car in Sicily? ›

Italian law requires you to have an IDP (International Driving Permit) which is a translation of your licence. You will need your regular driver's licence as well.

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