NAS Sigonella

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24° 33' 47.3616" N, 81° 47' 23.5392" W
24° 33' 47.3616" N, 81° 47' 23.5392" W
24° 33' 47.3616" N, 81° 47' 23.5392" W
Italy
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Italy
IT
24° 33' 47.3616" N, 81° 47' 23.5392" W
Passenger Service Desk: 
+39-095-86-5576
+39-095-86-6725
DSN: 
624-xxxx
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  • Online Flight Schedules: See Terminal Facebook Page - schedule updated at 2100L daily
  • AMCGRAM
  • Terminal Hours: 24 Hours (as of April 2016)
  • Terminal Dining: Coffee/Cafe ("Choc Full O' Nuts") (Mon-Fri as of April 2016)
  • Lockers: None
  • Internet/WiFi: Free WiFi in terminal as well as Galley, Gateway Inn (all rooms), Big Al's pizzaria and Hang 5 club, all close by. (As of Apr 16)
  • USO: No
  • Base Dining Facility: The Galley" is about 500 meters from the terminal.  No longer open to Retirees and spouses (as of March 2017)
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37° 24' 34.4088" N, 14° 54' 34.7364" E
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  • Billeting (NAS-II): +39-095-86-2300 (Blg 558 on NAS II approx 10 minute walk from the Pax Terminal).
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37° 24' 42.7176" N, 14° 55' 2.6112" E
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Billeting (NAS-II)
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  • Navy Lodge at NAS-I. Regular shuttle service available during normal hours.
  • Off-Base Lodging: See AMCGRAM
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37° 27' 50.7708" N, 14° 57' 25.5096" E
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Navy Lodge (NAS-I)
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  • Located on island of Sicily approx 10 miles southwest of Catania.
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37° 27' 49.7592" N, 14° 57' 33.7176" E
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Main Gate (NAS-1)
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  • Main Gate (NAS-2) - Passenger Terminal is on NAS-2.
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37° 24' 40.1112" N, 14° 54' 33.1848" E
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Main Gate (NAS-2)
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Billeting:  Gateway Inn (NAS-I), +39-095-563070 DSN: 314-624-3070

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37° 27' 47.8224" N, 14° 57' 37.9944" E
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Gateway Inn (NAS-I)
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+39-095-86-2300
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+39-095-86-6726
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  • On-Base Shuttle: Between NAS-I and NAS-II daily with limited weekend times.
  • Rental Car (In Terminal): A EuropCar office is located next to the terminal. Open 0830 to 1700 during week. Closed on Sundays & major Holidays. Has dropbox outside door. Email:  It.SM.SIGONELLANASII@mail.europcar.com or DSN 624-5576 (As of Apr 16)
  • Rental Car (Off Base):  Catania Airport
  • Taxi: See this MWR Flyer for Taxi Info (Flat rate fares and discounts)(as of April 2016):  Rosario 349 822 5261, Giuseppe 392 934 7321, Tony 339 498 6032.  Also, check with Terminal Staff as they can bring a group to Catania Airport if duties allow (for a fee).
  • Local Bus: See Info Sheet (includes train and taxi info) Local bus web site for current schedule (Use "Catania" and "Catania Aeroporto" in the drop-down menu). Here's some helpful Italian phrasesto help when traveling on public transportation.
  • Catania City Bus Route #427 departs for Catania from in front of the Marinai Housing area. Tickets may be purchased at the NAS 1 NEX Customer Service Desk and cost 1 Euro (as of March 2015). Tickets must be validated upon boarding the bus (if you do not validate the ticket, you can be fined) and each ticket is valid for 90 min after purchase on any city bus line.
  • According to the Customer Service Reps, tickets cannot be purchased from the bus driver. The bus proceeds to just across the street from the Main Gate of NAS 2, where it can be flagged down and boarded for the ride all the way to the Catania Central Bus & Train Station (approx a one hour ride over some rough roads!). This bus would allow one to get to the beach and the airport (via connection at central station). The return bus originates from the central station in Catania (Catania Centrale), stops at the NAS II gate and ends at Marinai Housing area.
  • Tickets can be purchased at ticket booths, tobacco shops (tabacchi), or newspaper kiosks around Catania. Additionally, tickets are available at the Navy Exchange on NAS I and the NEX Mini Mart on NAS II.
  • The times at Marinai for week days (Mon - Sat) are (as of Jun 09): 0600, 0650, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1350, 1450, 1610, 1740, 1910, 2040, 2200, 2300
  • The times at Marinai for Sundays and holidays are(as of Jun 09): 0600, 0730, 0900, 1030, 1200, 1330, 1450, 1730, 2030, 2300
  • Local Rail: Train Timetables for Italy Travel - Use "Catania Centrale" as your departure location. 
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  • Off Base Dining:
    • "Ristorante degli Amici" which is on the road to the Misterbianco shopping mall off to the left as you approach the mall (700 yards before). Has seafood specialize but has buffets of wonderful antipasti.
    • A Casa casalinga which is in the Belpasso area at 4 Contrada Fondaco (about a thousand yards past the German war cemetery IF you go through Motta Sta Anastasia to reach it). Has seafood specialize but has buffets of wonderful antipasti.
    • "Buongustaio" restaurant in Motta de Santa Anastasia (or just plain "Motta" if asking anyone on NAS Sigonella). The food is very good, very Sicilian,very moderately priced and the house wine is very good. Requires driving so ask the ITT office on NAS 1 Sigonella for directions.
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  1. How do I travel between the Catania Airport and NAS Sigonella? (Current as of March 2015)
    1. A shuttle bus service, the "Alibus" operates daily every 25 minutes (see Timetable) between the town of Catania and the airport "Bellini" Fontanarossa (CTA). This service replaces the old urban bus n. 457.  The Alibus tickets cost 4 € (2015 Prices) and it can be used for 90 minutes an all local AMT busses.  The Alibus shuttle bus offers also free WiFi internet connection on board.  The Alibus is also covered by the Catania pass: http://www.cataniapass.it/en/index.html
    2. From the main train station (Piazza Giovanni XXIII Stazione Centrale), which is also the main bus stop for the blue (coach) buses, catch a blue coach to "Sigonella NAS I". You get on the bus that has "RAMACCA" or "MINEO" on its scrolling destination sign. The two companies that go between the train station and Sigonella NAS I are either Etna or Interbus (fermata 13 near the Etna/Interbus building) or AST (fermata 14 nearer to the train station on an island in the middle of the AST parking lot). Both cost a few Euros per person one way (andatta). These blue buses stop at the fermata just outside the gate at NAS I. Between NAS I and NAS II, just use the free shuttle (a white bus).
    3. Here’s some additional tips:
    4. The AST fermata 14 can have as many as 22 buses stopped there at the same time!!
    5. At the Piazza Giovanni XXIII Stazione Centrale, the Etna/Interbus bus stops (fermatas) are not the same as the AST bus stops (fermatas).
    6. In Italy, even if you are standing at a bus stop, it is very important to hold two fingers out from your side to get the bus driver to stop for you!!
    7. The blue buses do not run on Sundays in Italy.
    8. Etna/Interbus Timetable and Fares (Italian) then Find CATANIA in the scroll down under partenze (departure) and find RAMACCA in the scroll down under arrivo (arrival) then hit either VAI or Ricerca
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IATA:
DSN:
624-xxxx
Billeting:
Fax:
+39-095-86-6726

Contents

  • Located on island of Sicily approx 10 miles southwest of Catania.
  • Main Gate (NAS-2) - Passenger Terminal is on NAS-2.
  • Online Flight Schedules: See Terminal Facebook Page - schedule updated at 2100L daily
  • AMCGRAM
  • Terminal Hours: 24 Hours (as of April 2016)
  • Terminal Dining: Coffee/Cafe ("Choc Full O' Nuts") (Mon-Fri as of April 2016)
  • Lockers: None
  • Internet/WiFi: Free WiFi in terminal as well as Galley, Gateway Inn (all rooms), Big Al's pizzaria and Hang 5 club, all close by. (As of Apr 16)
  • USO: No
  • Base Dining Facility: The Galley" is about 500 meters from the terminal.  No longer open to Retirees and spouses (as of March 2017)
  • Billeting (NAS-II): +39-095-86-2300 (Blg 558 on NAS II approx 10 minute walk from the Pax Terminal).
  • Navy Lodge at NAS-I. Regular shuttle service available during normal hours.
  • Off-Base Lodging: See AMCGRAM

Billeting:  Gateway Inn (NAS-I), +39-095-563070 DSN: 314-624-3070

  • Europe via large/small aircraft and CONUS.
  • On-Base Shuttle: Between NAS-I and NAS-II daily with limited weekend times.
  • Rental Car (In Terminal): A EuropCar office is located next to the terminal. Open 0830 to 1700 during week. Closed on Sundays & major Holidays. Has dropbox outside door. Email:  It.SM.SIGONELLANASII@mail.europcar.com or DSN 624-5576 (As of Apr 16)
  • Rental Car (Off Base):  Catania Airport
  • Taxi: See this MWR Flyer for Taxi Info (Flat rate fares and discounts)(as of April 2016):  Rosario 349 822 5261, Giuseppe 392 934 7321, Tony 339 498 6032.  Also, check with Terminal Staff as they can bring a group to Catania Airport if duties allow (for a fee).
  • Local Bus: See Info Sheet (includes train and taxi info) Local bus web site for current schedule (Use "Catania" and "Catania Aeroporto" in the drop-down menu). Here's some helpful Italian phrasesto help when traveling on public transportation.
  • Catania City Bus Route #427 departs for Catania from in front of the Marinai Housing area. Tickets may be purchased at the NAS 1 NEX Customer Service Desk and cost 1 Euro (as of March 2015). Tickets must be validated upon boarding the bus (if you do not validate the ticket, you can be fined) and each ticket is valid for 90 min after purchase on any city bus line.
  • According to the Customer Service Reps, tickets cannot be purchased from the bus driver. The bus proceeds to just across the street from the Main Gate of NAS 2, where it can be flagged down and boarded for the ride all the way to the Catania Central Bus & Train Station (approx a one hour ride over some rough roads!). This bus would allow one to get to the beach and the airport (via connection at central station). The return bus originates from the central station in Catania (Catania Centrale), stops at the NAS II gate and ends at Marinai Housing area.
  • Tickets can be purchased at ticket booths, tobacco shops (tabacchi), or newspaper kiosks around Catania. Additionally, tickets are available at the Navy Exchange on NAS I and the NEX Mini Mart on NAS II.
  • The times at Marinai for week days (Mon - Sat) are (as of Jun 09): 0600, 0650, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1350, 1450, 1610, 1740, 1910, 2040, 2200, 2300
  • The times at Marinai for Sundays and holidays are(as of Jun 09): 0600, 0730, 0900, 1030, 1200, 1330, 1450, 1730, 2030, 2300
  • Local Rail: Train Timetables for Italy Travel - Use "Catania Centrale" as your departure location. 
  • Off Base Dining:
    • "Ristorante degli Amici" which is on the road to the Misterbianco shopping mall off to the left as you approach the mall (700 yards before). Has seafood specialize but has buffets of wonderful antipasti.
    • A Casa casalinga which is in the Belpasso area at 4 Contrada Fondaco (about a thousand yards past the German war cemetery IF you go through Motta Sta Anastasia to reach it). Has seafood specialize but has buffets of wonderful antipasti.
    • "Buongustaio" restaurant in Motta de Santa Anastasia (or just plain "Motta" if asking anyone on NAS Sigonella). The food is very good, very Sicilian,very moderately priced and the house wine is very good. Requires driving so ask the ITT office on NAS 1 Sigonella for directions.
  1. How do I travel between the Catania Airport and NAS Sigonella? (Current as of March 2015)
    1. A shuttle bus service, the "Alibus" operates daily every 25 minutes (see Timetable) between the town of Catania and the airport "Bellini" Fontanarossa (CTA). This service replaces the old urban bus n. 457.  The Alibus tickets cost 4 € (2015 Prices) and it can be used for 90 minutes an all local AMT busses.  The Alibus shuttle bus offers also free WiFi internet connection on board.  The Alibus is also covered by the Catania pass: http://www.cataniapass.it/en/index.html
    2. From the main train station (Piazza Giovanni XXIII Stazione Centrale), which is also the main bus stop for the blue (coach) buses, catch a blue coach to "Sigonella NAS I". You get on the bus that has "RAMACCA" or "MINEO" on its scrolling destination sign. The two companies that go between the train station and Sigonella NAS I are either Etna or Interbus (fermata 13 near the Etna/Interbus building) or AST (fermata 14 nearer to the train station on an island in the middle of the AST parking lot). Both cost a few Euros per person one way (andatta). These blue buses stop at the fermata just outside the gate at NAS I. Between NAS I and NAS II, just use the free shuttle (a white bus).
    3. Here’s some additional tips:
    4. The AST fermata 14 can have as many as 22 buses stopped there at the same time!!
    5. At the Piazza Giovanni XXIII Stazione Centrale, the Etna/Interbus bus stops (fermatas) are not the same as the AST bus stops (fermatas).
    6. In Italy, even if you are standing at a bus stop, it is very important to hold two fingers out from your side to get the bus driver to stop for you!!
    7. The blue buses do not run on Sundays in Italy.
    8. Etna/Interbus Timetable and Fares (Italian) then Find CATANIA in the scroll down under partenze (departure) and find RAMACCA in the scroll down under arrivo (arrival) then hit either VAI or Ricerca

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