Rome Ciampino Airport is one of the oldest airports in operation as it opened in 1916. It is the second airport to serve Rome, after Rome Fiumicino, one of Italy’s busiest airports. It receives over 5 million passengers a year and flights are mostly operated by budget airlines flying into Europe. If you decide to have car hire from Rome Ciampino Airport, the city is just a 12 km drive away. Rome is one of the most visited cities in Europe and its ancient history and amazing architecture attracts tourists from all over the world.
Rome Ciampino Airport has one main terminal building and may useful facilities, such as a pharmacy, dry cleaners and hair salon. There is a travel agency if you need to change your travel plans and 6 currency exchange bureaus for those extra Euros. ATMs are situated around the terminal building for any cash emergencies. There are internet points if you wish to check your emails and Wi-Fi access if you have a laptop or mobile phone. There are a small number of shops and food outlets to keep you busy. The Airstore has all the last minute items you forgot to pack and for souvenirs, take a look in Just Design. Good Buy Roma is perfect for purchasing fine food from the region and your duty free bargains. If you need to eat, try Chef Express Gusto or Auto Grill Segafredo for a full meal or the Mr Panino or Chef Express for a quick snack.
Rome is known as the eternal city and its incredible history and ancient monuments. You can start at the amazing Colisseum where gladiators once fought and then admire the beautiful Pantheon. See the famous Spanish Steps and the artsy Piazza Navona with its pretty fountains. Stare in awe at Michelangelo’s painted ceiling at the Sistine Chapel and visit the Museum and St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican. Shop on the upmarket Via Veneto and have gelato by the Vittorio Emanuele Monument. For a little culture, visit Villa Borghese for its art and museums. Don’t forget to throw a coin into the beautiful Trevi Fountain, to make sure that you will return one day. Get out of the city with your car hire in Rome and visit the historic town of Frascati and explore its vineyards. The ancient city of Pompeii is also a good option for a day trip.