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Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and an important Italian tourist destination, is served by crucial airports in the region that connect the island from North to South. There are three main international airports in Sicily: Palermo's Falcone-Borsellino Airport, Catania's Fontanarossa Airport, and Trapani-Birgi Airport in Trapani.
Palermo's Falcone-Borsellino Airport, located about 35 km from the city, is one of the main airports in Southern Italy and has two terminals. Meanwhile, Catania's Fontanarossa Airport is the second-largest airport in Sicily and is located about 7 km from the city center. Trapani-Birgi Airport is about 15 km from the city of Trapani and has been recently renovated.
Additionally, there are also other smaller airports in the region, such as Comiso Airport, Pantelleria Airport, and Lampedusa Airport, which mainly offer domestic and internal connections between the islands.

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The Aeolian Islands
The Aeolian Islands can be reached by landing at one of the following airports:
Then, you can reach the respective cities' ports by public transport, taxi, or car rental.
You can reach the Aeolian archipelago by hydrofoil from the ports of Naples, Messina, Milazzo, Palermo, and Reggio Calabria, and by ferry from the ports of Naples and Milazzo.
The Mount Etna
From Catania Airport, to reach the Sapienza Refuge on Mount Etna, you can take a bus (AST-Sicilian Transport Company) that arrives on the south side in about 2 hours, or rent a car directly at the airport and reach Etna which is about 35 km away.
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Syracuse and the rock-cut necropolis of Pantalica 
From Catania Airport, you can take a bus that reaches the city of Syracuse, located about 61 km away, in about two hours.
With a rental car, the time is reduced to just over 1 hour.
The Archaeological Area of Agrigento

From Catania Airport, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is about 157 km away.

To reach it, you can take a public bus or rent a car at the airport.

From Lampedusa Airport, you can take a ferry to Porto Empedocle, which is located near Agrigento (total distance about 232 km).
Trapani Airport is about 175 km away, while Palermo Airport is about 160 km away. In both cases, it is recommended to rent a car to reach the archaeological site.
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 The mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina 
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The Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina 
The nearest airport is Catania Airport, from which you can take a regular bus that goes to the area about 90 km away or rent a car directly from the airport to get there.

The late Baroque cities of the Val di Noto
From Catania Airport or from Comiso Airport closer to Ragusa and then you can take a bus depending on the city you want to reach or rent a car directly at the airport.
The late Baroque cities of the Val di Noto Foto: Copyright © / Depositphotos

Cathedrals of Cefalù Photo: Copyright © / Depositphotos 
Arab-Norman Palermo with the Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale
From Palermo Airport directly in the city you can travel to nearby Monreale by bus or by car in about 35 km.

More distant Cefalù, about 69 km from Palermo, reachable by bus or by renting a car at the airport.

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Sardinia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy, with a wide range of cultural, natural, and seaside attractions, and it offers airports with services for all travelers who want to reach the island quickly.
The main airport of Sardinia is Cagliari Elmas Airport, located about 7 km northwest of Cagliari. Another important airport in Sardinia is Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport, located about 4 km southeast of Olbia. Alghero-Fertilia Airport is located about 8 km northwest of Alghero and is another important gateway to Sardinia.
All airports in Sardinia have car rental services, even at the terminal, and public transportation to allow visitors to easily travel around the island.

The archaeological site Su Nuraxi of Barumini
The nearest airport is Cagliari Elmas Airport, from where you can reach the archaeological site by renting a car to the municipality of Barumini, which is about 58 km away.

While Alghero-Fertilia Airport is about 213 km away and Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport is about 253 km away from Barumini. In both cases, a car is the recommended means of visiting the remains of the Su Nuraxi site.

The archaeological site Su Nuraxi of Barumini  Photo: Copyright © / Depositphotos  
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