How to reach Catania
Here some basic tips on how to reach Catania, this beutiful city in Sicily where the conference is located .
Below also a direct link to the touristic information of the city on the basement of Mount Etna.
Here also an entire Guide to Sicily, suggested to be consulted to discover the beauties of this wonderful region in the South of Italy
Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, is an international airport in Sicily located about 4.3 km southwest of Catania.
It is the busiest airport in Sicily, and the sixth busiest in Italy. More than 9 million passengers pass through it every year.
The record year was 2019 when the airport served more than 10 million passengers.
There are two terminals – Terminal A and Terminal C (which is currently closed due to COVID-19).
The port of Catania boasts a rich and varied offer of ferries to Sicily. The location in the center of six Sicilian provinces and the excellent connections with railways, motorways and airport, have turned it into a stopover for national and international tourist traffic.
The most important of the Sicilian stopover is the Catania-Salerno served by Grimaldi Lines.
A daily evening connection allows you to reach Salerno with a night trip of about 15 hours. The direct ferry Catania-Salerno allows you to avoid the passage through the Strait of Messina, the stopover on the mainland and the highway Salerno-Reggio Calabria.
Catania Centrale is one of the most important train stations in Sicily – about 12 million passengers pass through the station every year. 80 regional, fast regional and Intercity trains operated by Trenitalia run daily between Catania and Messina (1h 20m), Siracusa (1h), Palermo (2h 50m) and other towns each day.
Catania Centrale is also well-connected to the underground. And, thanks to the large number of buses you can take from the station, you can reach Catania Airport and many nearby towns and villages with ease.
By Car/Bus (from Rome)
The distance of the road route from Rome to Catania is 791.31 km equal to 491.70 mi
By car, the estimated travel time is 10 hours and 14 minutes, Click to MORE ON for having the Via Michelin indications
Here‘s a sample itinerary for a drive from Rome to Catania. If you’re planning a road trip to Catania, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather