Catania travel guide

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You're Going to Love Catania

With a population of 290,927, Catania is a must-see destination in Sicily, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Catania

If you’re looking for affordable options, A Putia dell'Ostello (1/6 Piazza Currò) and Ristorante Decò (110 Via Etnea) are great picks.

When to visit Catania

Catania in April
Estimated hotel price
C$ 43
1 night at 3-star hotel
Catania in April
Estimated hotel price
C$ 43
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Catania in August, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 5 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 106 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Catania, with an average rainfall of 5 mm.

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How to Get to Catania


When flying to Catania, you’ll arrive at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), which is located 5 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Catania from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 11h 35m.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Catania, followed by Train. The train journey from Catania to Lamezia Terme takes 4h 16m and costs around C$ 62 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Palermo, expect to pay about C$ 30 for a 4h 43m trip. Located 0.5 km from the city centre, Catania Centrale is the busiest station in Catania. Another popular train station is Catania Ognina, located 4 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Catania is to pick up a car rental from Palermo, which is about 167 km from Catania. You’ll find branches of Italy Car Rent and Easy Car Hire, among others, in Palermo.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Catania, including FlixBus, Bus and Itabus. From Palermo, the bus ride to Catania takes 233 km and will cost you around C$ 22. From Lamezia Terme, the ticket costs about C$ 45 for a journey of 402 km. The most popular bus station is Catania Autostazione, located 0.4 km from downtown Catania. Catania Piazza Paolo Borsellino is also a commonly used station, and is 0.7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Catania

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Etihad Airways
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Ethiopian Air
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Air Europa
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Where to stay in Catania

From 5-star hotels such as the Romano Palace Luxury Hotel to great affordable options like the B&B Habitat Luxury Suites Accommodation, Catania offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 89 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 123 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Bed & Breakfast Macallè and B&B Palazzo Cerami.

Where to stay in popular areas of Catania

Most booked hotels in Catania

Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 101+
Hotel Lachea
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 93+
President Park Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 82+
Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel and Conference Center
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 119+
Katane Palace Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 133+
NH Catania Centro
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 160+
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Renting a car in Catania

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Catania.

Expect to pay C$ 2.69 per litre in Catania (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.23 and C$ 42.97. The most frequently booked car type in Catania is Economy (Fiat Panda or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 88% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

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