Catania Vincenzo Bellini Airport (CTA)
Orientation and Maps
Located in the heart of Italy's Ionian coast, Catania lies on the eastern side of Sicily. The second-biggest city in the whole of Sicily, Catania is known for its proximity to the famous Mount Etna volcano.
Many people fly into Sicily each year, arriving at the Catania Fontanarossa International Airport (CTA), which lies just minutes to the south. Albius trains connect the airport to the city's Piazza Stesicoro and to the Stazione Centrale railway station, where all mainline trains meet.
Catania Fontanarossa International Airport (CTA) Maps: Important City Districts
Catania's tourist information centre can be found along the Via Cimarosa, with further outlets sited within the Stazione Centrale station and Fontanarossa Airport.
Life in Catania is based around the Piazza del Duomo, which is the main public square. This is a useful point of reference and many buses stop here. To the north you will find Catania's Via Etnea street, lined with a host of shopping opportunities and eateries. The main fish market is situated to the south and is especially close to the port, while the Baroque quarter lies to the west.
Close to the very centre of Catania, the Piazza Mazzini is home to some of the city's most interesting sights, including plenty of grand buildings with Baroque-style architecture. To the west, the Teatro Romano is a historic sight, dating back to the second century.