Catania is place on the east coast of the island of Sicily. Its a city with a strong history of earthquake disasters and is dwarfed by nearby Mount Etna. To visit the mountain, car hire in Catania is recommended to make the 5km drive. Various remains of previous cities and architectural gems are still present after the city being buried in lava and being regenerated each time. Hiring a car in Catania allows you to expand your personal historical tour and of course, make the journey out to Mount Etna.