Historic Catania is one of the most fascinating cities in beautiful Sicily. Flights to Catania take you to the slopes of Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, still active today. Downtown is regarded as a World Heritage Site, too. Regular direct flights for Catania depart from London and take just over three hours, with indirect flights available from other major British cities. Buses take you from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport to the city centre in just 20 minutes.
Catania's compact international airport is known as Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and it's just four miles or so from the centre of Catania itself. There are regular buses leaving from outside the airport terminal to the city centre, with departures every half hour or so. This bus journey takes about 20 minutes.
Easyjet offers most direct flights to this Sicilian city from London's Gatwick and Luton airports. British Airway also flies non-stop on this route from Gatwick. All direct flights take just over three hours. Indirect flights, from London and from other major British cities, are offered on a wide choice of airlines, including Swiss, Alitalia, Norwegian, Air Malta, KLM and Lufthansa. Flying time on indirect flights is about four hours.
Catania's location, on the east coast of the island of Sicily, makes flying to Catania by far the easiest way of getting to this wonderful city from the UK. The direct flying time is just over three hours for flights from London Gatwick or London Luton Airport. Indirect flights take about four and a half hours and are available from most major British cities.
You'll quickly see Catania's main attraction, expressed in the lava stone used for many buildings, because this city is in the shadow of Europe's biggest volcano, Mount Etna. A trip to the top is a must-do, particularly on a sunny day when there are stunning views. Don't miss Catania's daily markets, for fish in a stunning setting off Piazza del Duomo and for food and clothing off Via Etnea. The city centre is best seen on foot, and don't forget to stop for an early morning espresso as the locals do.