Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Catania Fontanarossa Airport is the busiest Sicilian airport by passenger traffic. It is even busier than the airport of the regional capital, Palermo.
Named after Vincenzo Bellini, it is open to the public since 1924 and, during the Second World War, it was used as a military air base.
Two historical events are related to this airport: the first flight of the Italian airline, Alitalia, landed here; from here the flight with Enrico Mattei, an Italian partisan and politician killed during an attack, took off.
Since the 1960s this airport has been increasing the passenger traffic, so that extension and modernization works were needed. Today, Catania Fontanarossa Airport is one of the most modern airport all over the South of Italy.
Connected with many Italian cities, such as Naples, Bologna, Rome and Milan, and with many European destinations, such as Paris, London and Madrid, Catania Fontanarossa Airport is situated about 8 km from the city centre.
The centre of Catania: mix of styles and eras
Once landed at Catania Fontanarossa Airport, you can exploit the car rental service, previously booked on Rentalup, to admire all that the beautiful Etnean city has to offer.
The centre of Catania is represented by the wonderful Piazza del Duomo, where you can find the famous Fontana dell’Elefante, one of the symbols of the city. Another symbol of Catania is the Cathedral of Sant’Agata: this church, named after the Patron Saint of the Sicilian city, has been reconstructed several times after the devastations caused by earthquakes and eruptions.
Only the apse remains from the original building, while the rest of the church dates back to the reconstruction carried out in the XVIII century. From Piazza del Duomo you can take the Via Etnea, which obviously owes its name to Etna, clearly visible from various parts of the city.
Finally, it is worth a visit to the theatre Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini, a big neo-baroque opera house named after one of the most important characters of Catania.
Rent a car and discover the most beautiful beaches of Catania
The Sicilian city is not only rich of monuments and interesting sites: it offers also wonderful beaches. Choosing the rental car service at Catania Airport you can travel to the beach of Torre Pozzillo, which is famous for its natural water sources. You can also visit the beach of Santa Maria La Scala, that is known for an ancient fascinating mythological tale.
Among the other beautiful beaches of Catania, it must be mentioned the beach Praiola di Giarre, whose peculiarity is its volcanic origin, the beach of Stazzo, characterised by black cliffs that hide the wonderful coves, and the beach of Acitrezza, famous for the novel by the Sicilian author Giovanni Verga.
Car Rental Service at the airport of Catania without using a credit card
Thanks to Rentalup, you don’t need a credit card to rent a car at Catania Fontanarossa Airport.
In a few minutes you can search and choose place, date and time of pickup. By applying the “without credit card deposit” filter, you’ll get a list of cars that you can rent with no credit card. Choose the one you prefer at the best price offered by one of the partners of RentalUp!
You can pay with debit card (Bancomat, Visa Electron, Mastercard Debit) or a prepaid card: the car rental service is affordable to everyone!