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 Funchal
Madeira has long been a popular destination for tourists, and flights to Funchal, the archipelago’s most populous city, will transport you to a prime position from which you can easily see all of the sights. Close to many attractions, Funchal features an easygoing, cultured and exciting lifestyle.
First Time in Funchal
When you travel to Funchal for the first time, the Governor’s Palace is a great place to start. Afterward, you can easily walk to the seafront promenade and see firsthand the unusual Cais do Carvão (coal wharf).
If you are a hiker, you need to book your tickets to Funchal right away. Whether you are a beginner or ready for a bigger challenge, this area has plenty of great trails to offer, such as the Madeira Island Ultra Trail, Pico do Arieiro, and Miradouro Pico dos Barcelos.
Making the Most of Your Funchal Holiday
There is no bad time to look for flight deals to Funchal. Temperatures are pleasant all year and, if you do not mind a little rain, you can find cheap hotels in Funchal between November and February. Get to Funchal safely and comfortably with airberlin.