Information & Facts
Taxis are available outside the arrivals area. It should cost
between EUR20-30 to get to Catania city from the airport.
Short- and long-term parking is available (EUR2 for the first
hour, EUR1/hour thereafter).
Car rental companies include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and
The AMT Alibus service (#457) connects Fontanarossa Airport to
Catania city centre. Fare is EUR0.80 for a 60-minute journey, or
EUR2 for a ticket valid until midnight of the day of purchase.
Facilities include ATMs, bureaux de change, restaurants and
cafés, Internet access, a nursery and play area, a post office and
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is
understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into
100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain
Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are
widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the
large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are
accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities.
Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than
casas de cambios.