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Dine in Noto or closer to airport?

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Dine in Noto or closer to airport?

On 19 September we are flying from Catania to Malta at 23:35 after a day of hiking (Pantalica) and touring (Noto). First, we don't have bags to check so what time do you recommend we get to the airport? It does not appear as if we'd have enough time to dine in Noto. Should we park the rental car at the airport and take a cab/bus into Catania? (We will still probably be in our hiking clothes though we could change at the airport? Check in really early?)

These little logistical problems are so stressful so thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Dine in Noto or closer to airport?

Hi ellasahar,

Yes, arrive nearer Catania and the airport for dinner - Park at the airport and take the Alibus to the city for dinner.

You should always check with your carrier for how early to arrive prior to a flight.

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Dine in Noto or closer to airport?

That's exactly what we shall do. Thanks!

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3. Re: Dine in Noto or closer to airport?

Dinner begins around 20.00, so decide on your restaurant and arrive as dinner begins – You wouldn’t want to be as far as Noto for dinner with a flight from Catania.

Catania has many excellent restaurants and trattorie. You might take the bus to the Duomo, and not go as far as the train station.

Kind regards,

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Dine in Noto or closer to airport?

I found your previous advice on Alibus 457 (maps are very helpful!) It seems we would not be quite as far from the airport and I would love seeing the Duomo and Cathedral though I expect it will be closed by 7:30. Would you have an estimate on the length of the bus ride to the Duomo? Is the bus stop called "Duomo" or is there another name? Any suggestions as to a restaurant?

Thanks for all your help. Just cleaning up the details before leaving on Saturday!

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5. Re: Dine in Noto or closer to airport?

Catania’s Duomo should be open until about 19.00.

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187888-d3…

It’s about a 20-minute bus ride from the airport.

You might consider some of the very local trattorie around La Pescheria or piazza Duomo - Osteria Antica Marina, Trattoria La Paglia, Metro, Eat Pizzeria...

Buon viaggio!

Vagabonda

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