Known affectionately as The Eternal City, Rome is Italy's biggest city and its capital. Famous for being the historic seat of the Roman Empire, the city is filled with amazing ruins, majestic palaces, and towering monuments. Featuring a vibrant nightlife and lots of high fashion shopping, Rome is every bit as popular as when Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck filmed the iconic Roman Holiday there in 1953.
To travel to Italy's capital, it's important to know that Rome's main airport is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Named after the famed Italian inventor, Leonardo da Vinci, the airport is more commonly known as Rome Fiumicino Airport. This immense airport is an important mecca for European travel, serving as the hub for both Alitalia, Italy's largest airline, and Vueling, a Spanish-owned budget carrier.
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Best Time to Book a Flight to Rome
Featuring a Mediterranean climate, Rome's summers are warm and dry, while its winter months cool down to around 12 °C. The city's peak seasons for tourists are spring and autumn. From April to June and September to October, the weather is picturesque and Rome is filled with outdoor festivals and special events. Be warned, however, these times to visit are also the most expensive. Summer is beautiful in Rome, as well, but prepare yourself for steamy temperatures of around 30 °C.
Airlines That Fly to Rome Fiumicino Airport
Many domestic and international airlines offer flights from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO), including:
- Aegean Airlines
- Air Canada
- Air China
- Air France
- Air India
- Air Transat
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Delta Air Lines
- Korean Air
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Thai Airways
- Wizz Air
What to Expect When Arriving at Rome Fiumicino Airport
One of Europe's busiest airports, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) is the main airport in Rome. Servicing many of the world's biggest airlines, Rome Fiumicino Airport hosts direct flights from Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. The two Canadian airlines that fly to FCO are Air Canada (all year) and Air Transat, which runs on a seasonal schedule.
Technically, Rome Fiumicino Airport isn't actually located in Rome. This sprawling, three-terminal airport with its lavish boutiques and fine restaurants is situated in Fiumicino, Italy, which is about 35 km from Rome's downtown core. To reach Central Rome, travellers have a few options. If they prefer to travel by car, they can rent a vehicle through Skyscanner, or take a taxi for a fixed rate of € 48. There are also trains at Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station that leave every 15 minutes. To find a wonderful hotel in Rome, Italy at an affordable price, check out Skyscanner's hotel listings.
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