Rent a car in Catania with Sixt and you can pick up your rental vehicle straight after landing at our Fontanarossa Airport branch. Our friendly and efficient customer service will guide you through the final stages of the booking process and hand over the keys. Book your rental car in Catania online for a faster pick up and affordable car rental deals. On this page we will tell you more about our services on offer and sightseeing destinations to help you get the most out of car rental in Catania. We also have tips on navigating the region and where to go if you are traveling for business.
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We have a premium selection of car rentals in Catania that can accommodate a range of budgets and travel. Whichever car category you choose you will find your vehicle is from a world class manufacturer, well maintained and safety checked. You can find out more about our branch opening times in the first tab, we offer a 24 hour return for your rent a car in Catania which is perfect if you are flying out early or late. On the second tab refer to our Google Maps overview to see where your branch is situated in relation to your travel destinations. For example, from Fontanarossa it's only a short ride to downtown Catania.
Our extensive fleet of car rentals in Catania offers you a chance for a first class driving experience at an economy price. Our rental cars will let you accommodate your passengers comfortably, with compact cars that are surprisingly spacious, larger sedans for extra luggage and leg room and SUVs and vans for group travel.
When you have picked the perfect rent a car in Catania for your trip you can book online easily, or over the phone. Our online process is a great way to make a useful price comparison between our car rental deals. Air conditioning comes standard but there are numerous other useful add-ons which you can include to tailor your vehicle.
If you are flying into Fantanarossa Airport it is only four miles into the city center via the coastal SS114 or the Asse Attrezzato di Catania. In general, driving in Sicily is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. During rush hour times Catania itself can be extremely congested so you will have a quicker journey outside of these times.
Parking can be difficult in the center of Catania but you will find some spaces on the road where you can pay by the hour at nearby machines. There are a number of pay and display car parks, the Piazza del Lupo Garage has secure parking and is conveniently placed on Via Monsignor Ventiniglia, within easy reach of the major tourist attractions such as the Piazza Duomo.
Catania is impressively located in the shadow of the biggest Volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, which adds to the dramatic coastline setting of this vibrant city. There is much to do in the city and it can easily fill a weekend trip or longer vacation. A tour of Mount Etna is a must, most hotels and hostels give you the opportunity to book a tour with the many different operators in Catania. Just outside the city you have a fantastic sandy beach, La Plaja. You often have to pay to access beach areas but this often guarantees you lounge chairs and a much needed umbrella!
The city has over 1 million inhabitants, so expect a bustling downtown and a thriving nightlife. The theatrical Baroque architecture throughout the city adds to the cultural sense of Joie de Vivre you will find during festivities and in the cities many bars. The huge number of Baroque buildings and churches means the whole city center was granted UNESCO World Heritage status. The catastrophic earthquake in 1693 led to much of the city being rebuilt in the 1700s, which led to its current extraordinary urban design. Architecture fans will be in awe at the cities many Piazzas and historic buildings.
Taormina is a must partly because you get the best views of the hills and mountains around Catania from its hillside location. The town's architecture is also stunning and includes the ancient Teatro Greco.
To visit Mount Etna you can drive to Rifugio Sapienza and park, there are cable cars and options to view the Crateri Silvestri.
Catania is the business hub and economic center of Sicily. Its largest industries are in tourism, petrochemicals and agriculture due to the rich soils around Mount Etna. Recently there has been heavy investment in the hospitality sector giving a boost to the tourist sector. Many high-tech companies hold offices in the Massimiliano Fuksas designed Etnapolis.
Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit rental information for more information.
Paying with a major credit card is the preferred method of payment and Sixt accepts all major credit cards. The payment method must have been issued in the name of the driver and this must be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up and be valid at this time. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
A valid driver's license for all named drivers, valid for a minimum of 12 months. Driver's licenses printed in non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, etc.) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. Any driver's license originating from countries not part of the international driver's license treaty must also be accompanied by an official translation. A valid ID card or passport might also be required at time of pick up, please refer to our Rental Information page to see the exact requirements for the country your rental will take place in.
Unless otherwise stated the rental quote/price displayed on the final page when booking includes the daily rate, statutory taxes, additional extras (if selected) and all applicable surcharges and fees. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
No. Reservations are only guaranteed for the selected car category.
Cancellations and changes can be made at any point prior to the start of the rental, but may in some cases incur additional charges. Prepaid reservations are subject to cancellation fees as well as other specific restrictions regarding amendments and refunds. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
Territorial restrictions apply depending on the country the rental takes place and where the vehicle will be driven to. For specific information please contact a Sixt booking agent or refer to our Rental Information page where you can find county specific information from our drop down menu.
Yes, although this may incur a one-way rental fee that will be shown during the booking process. Please note: one-way rentals may be restricted if you plan on crossing borders so it is best to check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be refilled prior to return to Sixt, otherwise our current refueling charges will apply. Alternatively, you may purchase a tankful of fuel at the time of rental at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations and return the tank empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel.
Sixt offers optional add-ons such as child seats, guaranteed navigations systems, additional drivers, winter tires, snow chains and luggage racks. Including extras will incur additional fees and are subject to availability at Sixt rent a car locations.
Sixt rent a car offers unlimited mileage on select vehicles at select Sixt locations.
Deliveries and collections are available at select Sixt rent a car locations and are subject to additional fees.
Generally, an advance charge approval is obtained for the chosen means of payment as a security. Often a deposit of up to three times the rental price is charged to the chosen means of payment as a security. The exact deposit is determined on collection since the amount is dependent on the vehicle. For example, the deposit for high-value vehicles may differ.