Some useful links to organize your trip:
Aeroporto Vincenzo Bellini; www.aeroporto.catania.it +390957239111
To get to the city from the airport there is a taxi service or you can take the ALIBUS which stops near the Cathedral or at the Central Station. The service begins at 5.00 and ends at 24.00 (every 25 minutes), and the cost is four euro. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. www.amt.ct.it
Stazione Centrale FF.SS. Catania www.trenitalia.it +390957306255
AST www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it Customer service 840000323 (free tool) +390957230511 a daily service runs from Catania Central Station to Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud), departing at 8.20 am and returning at 16.30 pm.
INTERBUS www.interbus.it +390957461333
SAIS www.saisautolinee.it +39095536168 – 800211020
Some of the rental car agencies at the airport or in the city of Catania are: www.maggiore.it; www.avis.it; www.europcar.it
La Littorina, the train of FCE departs Catania’s train station and makes the circumnavigation of the volcano, stopping at various towns and ending its itinerary at Riposto, close to the sea. To get back to Catania stop in the previous station of Giarre. www.circumetnea.it +39095541250
More information about the Etna park: www.parcoetna.it
More information to check the activity of Etna: www.ingv.ct.it
Useful links: www.mascali1928.it
In the Etna park, there are two managed refuges: the Rifugio Sapienza www.rifugiosapienza.com on the south side and the Rifugio Citelli in the east side, near Piano Provenzana.
The companies making the journey by hydrofoil are: Compagnia delle isole www.siremar.it +390909284542 and Ustica Lines www.usticalines.it +390909287821
By ferry the journeys are operated from Milazzo, Palermo and Napoli with Compagnia delle isole and only from Milazzo with NGI www.ngi-spa.it – +390909284091
GIUNTABUS www.giuntabus.it +39090673782 / +39090675749 from April to September, make connections from the Catania airport to the Milazzo harbour.
INTERBUS has a direct bus service from Catania to Messina, from where you can reach Milazzo.