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Cheap Flights to Catania Fontanarossa

Located in Sicily’s second most populated urban area, Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) is yet another busy gateway to this popular destination. Catania has all the food, culture, and history of bigger cities with less of a crowd and lower prices. That includes transportation, and the price of a plane ticket is still quite reasonable despite the heavy traffic that typically moves through this region. European low-cost airlines also serve this airport, and you can save big when it comes to local flights around the continent.

Airlines that fly to Catania Fontanarossa Airport

You can fly to CTA from several Canadian cities, including Calgary and St. John’s, however, the majority of flights leave from more central regions like Montreal and Toronto. The choices and prices will impress you, especially if you are traveling in the less busy spring or fall seasons.

  • Westjet can get you to Catania with only one stop with codeshare partners British Airways, Norwegian Airlines, or low-cost easyJet. These flights have a connection at Gatwick Airport in London.
  • British Airways handles this flight with a stop in London City Airport.
  • Porter Airlines, which focuses on business in eastern Canada and across the US border also flies to Catania with a little help from British Airways and Norwegian Airlines.
  • Air Canada teams up with German national carrier Lufthansa for this route, with a stop in Munich. There are flights that leave from Montreal operated in cooperation with Alitalia, which has a connection in Rome.

What to expect when arriving at Catania Fontanarossa Airport

CTA was renovated as recently as 2007 to accommodate the always increasing number of visitors, and this single-terminal airport currently has a total of 22 gates. That still makes it medium to small compared to other international airports, and improvements and expansions are always planned or in the works. The usual amenities are available, with some distinct Italian touches, like a wine bar and a traditional bakery.

If the cousins aren’t picking you up from the airport, you can easily rent a car or hop on a hotel shuttle or taxi to ride into the city. CTA is also connected an express bus line and has it’s own train station. Don’t forget to stop by the airport’s tourism information office, as the options for activities here are vast and varied.

What to see and do in Catania

Tourists and travelers have been coming to Sicily for thousands of years for the food, wine, history, beaches, and scenic views. The culture here reaches back into antiquity, before the Romans and even the very early Greek settlers. There’s something for everyone in Catania, plus a little bit more.

  • Sicilian Baroque. Architecture in the city reflects a number of design influences, starting with Greece and moving into Rome and Byzantium, but the dominant style is a distinct 16th century Baroque that is unique to Catania. This is the result of a massive reconstruction effort after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
  • Roman Thermal Baths. Romans know a good thing when they see it, and how to make it better. This was a popular holiday destination for the Roman elite, who built opulent bathhouses to while away their downtime. There are several throughout the city, such as the Baths of the Four Quoins and the Achillean Baths.
  • Mount Etna. Get an up-close, personal view of the notorious volcano that has loomed over the Plain of Catania, occasionally subjecting the island to it’s fiery fury since the dawn of time. This is the most active volcano in Europe, with four active craters on the summit. You can actually ski on its slopes or tour it via cable-car.
  • U Passiaturi. Roughly translated as “the passport” this is the city’s boardwalk, beach, and seaside shopping promenade. The neighborhood starts in La Piazza dei Martiri (the Square of the Martyrs) and stretches to Central Station. The sandy stretch here, known as La Plaia, is nicknamed The Golden Beach.

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