Rome Airports guide, Italy
Rome airports: Fiumicino & Ciampino International Airports
Rome is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. To cater to the growing number of tourists that come into Rome every year, the city has two international airports, namely, the Leonardo da Vinci (Airport Code FCO) or Fiumicino International Airport, and the Ciampino International Airport (Airport Code CIA).
Leonardo da Vinci (FCO) or Fiumicino International Airport
The Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is Rome’s major airport and is located in Fiumicino, Italy. It is located about 26 kilometres southwest of Rome and is well connected to the city via a variety of different transportation options including trains, shuttles and taxi cabs.
It is recommended that you try to arrive during the day since there are more transportation options during this time frame, although local hotels are available within easy distance of all the main local airports. The Leonardo da Vinci International Airport offers travellers car-parking facilities, car rental establishments, restaurants and a shopping area. There are also a number of banks, ATMs and post offices dotting the surrounding area.
Ciampino International Airport (Airport Code CIA)
The Ciampino International Airport, on the other hand, is located in Ciampino, Rome. This is where most of the low-cost airlines like Easyjet and Wizzair land and take-off. The Ciampino International airport in also smaller compared to Fiumicino International Airport and it offers travellers less options and facilities. The ATMs can only be found in the departure areas and the airport also closes despite its international airport status.
Transportation is limited to Taxi cabs, trains and shuttles. Other facilities include a bank, a VIP lounge, and a number of restaurants and shops. Air travel to Rome is easy and efficient whatever airport travellers choose to fly into. The city airports are well equipped to handle all the needs and wants of the tourists and travellers that pass through their gates.
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