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 Cologne
The beautiful city of Cologne holds the proud claim to being the oldest city in Germany, as well one of its most beautiful. With flight deals to Cologne readily available, you can visit the city any time of year, whether you are looking for a fun metropolitan holiday or are traveling on business.
First Time in Cologne
Cologne is a very easy city to traverse, due to its integrated bus, tram, and subway system. Be sure to travel to Cologne’s most popular attractions, including the cathedral and the largest pop art museum outside of America. Many of these are located on the banks of the Rhine, so this would be a good area to start off your exploration.
If you are visiting as a family, don't miss the Chocolate Museum, which is an interesting place to go with children. For music lovers, tickets to Cologne's Kölner Philharmonie are a must.
Making the Most of Your Cologne Holiday
Amazingly for such a popular city, you can find cheap hotels in Cologne at any time of year, even during any of the major festivals throughout the year. airberlin offers free soft drinks and snacks on flights to Cologne.