Flights to Rome
What to know before you fly to Rome?
With a well-deserved Italian holiday on the horizon and your flights to Rome booked, there are a few travel tips to bear in mind. When in Rome… (no, really) you can save yourself a few euros each time if you choose to enjoy your morning coffee standing at the cafe counter rather than sitting down.
Summer in Rome can be scorchingly hot, not to mention crowded, so the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn are the best times to travel. Many businesses in Rome also shut down for the entire month of August. Italian is the official language although many Romans will speak some English, the currency is the euro (€) and it’s a good idea to have some cash on you at all times, and remember to watch your bags.
Airports in Rome
There are two airports in Rome: Fiumicino (FCO) Airport which is also known as Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, and Ciampino Airport. Fiumicino Airport is the major international hub and the airport which you’ll arrive at when flying from Australia. Fiumicino is around 30km to the southwest of Rome, on the coast. There are several options for getting to and from the airport, such as airport shuttle, train or, if you’re travelling in a group, taxi or Uber van service.