Flying from Catania
Once your visit is over, flights from Catania depart from the Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) – also known as the Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport, named for the opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. The airport lies approximately 4.3 kilometers southwest of the city and serves as the main gateway to Sicily’s eastern coast.
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Information
Within Catania–Fontanarossa Airport you will find several stores and restaurants, a business center, a post office and money exchange desk, facilities for the disabled, car rental desks, and information on local hotels in Catania. A bank and ATM are also available. Special services include a VIP lounge, Friendship Room, and nursing areas in the ladies’ restrooms.
Getting to the Airport in Catania
A taxi to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport can be hired through your hotel and will collect you from your hotel or at another convenient location. You can also catch an AMT Alibus to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport. The bus picks up passengers at Catania city center and the train station roughly every 20 minutes. The train to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport collects passengers at several points throughout the city. Inquire at your hotel or the train station for a complete list of stops and a timetable.
Arriving in Barcelona
Charmingly eccentric and undeniably hip, Barcelona and its people defy convention. While its pleasant location along the temperate Costa Brava has inevitably drawn a great many international flights to Barcelona brimming with holiday visitors, Barcelona stubbornly retains its distinctive and intoxicating local flavor.
First Time in Barcelona
There is almost too much to do in Barcelona – it can be overwhelming. Tour the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) for a look into some evocative Spanish art, or take a day and relax on Barceloneta Beach.
Food lovers will find local fusion cuisine in Eixample as well as the Barri Gòtic. Families should purchase tickets to Barcelona’s Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo, a funicular-accessible amusement park at the summit of the city’s mountain overlook.
Making the Most of Your Barcelona Holiday
The region’s year-round mild climate means any time is a good time to travel to Barcelona, though beach-loungers may prefer the warmer summer months. To save money, travelers can easily find cheap hotels in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic, if they don’t mind the exuberance of evening revelers. Be sure to book your tickets as far in advance as possible to ensure the best flight deals to Barcelona. Avoid airport queues with the convenient Web Check-In service.