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    The most popular car hire location is Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), just under 20 mins' drive from the centre (about 5km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Catania are Sicily By Car, Locauto, Firefly, Goldcar and Interrent.

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    Coldest month: January (11°C)

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Car hire Catania is cheap and convenient with easyCar – the low cost, online car hire specialist. The large, bustling Sicilian city of Catania offers visitors a range of attractions including street markets, bars, historical houses and a great view of Mount Etna. easyCar provides car rental facilities in Catania and at airport and downtown locations right across Sicily and Italy, including Rome, Venice, Milan, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Florence. Car hire Catania is the best way to explore this fascinating Sicilian city and the picturesque surrounding countryside.

Cheap Car Rental Catania

Sat on the plains beneath Mount Etna on the east side of Sicily, Catania is a diverse and fascinating city. Completely destroyed in 1693 by a volcanic eruption, the entire area was rebuilt in a Baroque style using mainly grey lava stone. There are plenty of historic treats to discover. The city has two Roman Amphitheatres, the larger of which could hold 14,000 people. You can still see some of the remains today above ground, but much of it has been preserved as a series of alcoves and tunnels underground. Ursino Castle in the Piazza Federico di Svevia was an important fortification before the volcano damage, and has now been made into a museum for the area. The duomo, or cathedral, in Catania dates back to 1092, although it has been significantly renovated since then. It's an impressive piece of architecture, with several royal tombs in its grounds. The city's two large street markets are well worth visiting to soak up the colours, smells and sounds. You might even pick up a few bargains! With its wide streets and simple grid layout, Catania is far less hectic than Palermo, one of the island's other major urban areas.

Hiring a car at Catania Airport

The airport, also known as Vincenzo Bellini, is named after the famous Italian opera composer who was born in Catania Airport in 1801. The airport is situated only 4.3 km from the central area of Catania and it gets really busy during spring and summer. From Catania Airport, you can visit amazing beaches, historical sites and small Sicilian villages.