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Traveling in Sicily after the fires and the closure of Catania airport

So many concerned travelers have been asking us lately whether it is safe to travel to Sicily this summer.

In recent weeks, the island has been a protagonist in major international news outlets because of large fires scattered throughout the region that spread along the countryside, aided by the sultry heat wave.

Sicily’s two main airports, Catania and Palermo, had to temporarily cease service, suddenly canceling many flights or diverting them to smaller airports, such as Comiso, Trapani, and Reggio Calabria.

Clearly, this situation has created a lot of inconvenience for thousands of travelers.

Fortunately, however, we can dispel any concerns about the fires by reassuring you that Taormina and Sicily are once again safe and ready to welcome you for your travels.

In fact, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the fire brigade, the fires were promptly contained and managed in the hours immediately following, while restoration work at Catania Airport’s Terminal A continues unabated to allow us to return to optimal operations as soon as possible.

Therefore, we are waiting for you to offer you an unforgettable vacation where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of Sicily and enjoy authentic experiences safely. Do not hesitate to contact us to book your tours and discover all that our land has to offer.

We suggest to check with your flight company the status of your flight to/from Catania and, if they diverted to another airport, do not hesitate to contact us for our timely and reliable transfer services!


Update August 6, 2023: As of today, the airport is back in operation, although some flights still remain rerouted or cancelled. We always encourage you to check your flight status on the departures and arrivals page by locating your flight number.