Rome Fiumicino Airport or Leonardo de Vinci International as it is sometimes known, is Italy’s largest airport and the busiest, with over 36 million passengers passing through every year. Rome is the capital city of Italy and often referred to as the ‘eternal city’ due to its rich culture and history, that never fails to impress. If you have car hire at Rome Fiumicino Airport, you can take the A91 motorway into the city of Rome, a journey that should take no more than 1 hour, depending on traffic.
Rome Fiumicino Airport has 4 terminals on total. Terminal 1 deals with European flights, whilst terminals 2 and 3 deal with domestic flights. Terminal 5 is used for flights to the USA and Israel. The airport has all the facilities you could need, including a pharmacy, post office and a business centre. There are banks, ATMs and currency exchange services if you need some extra cash. You can shop until you drop at the airport as there are over 80 shops, with luxury branded items and Made in Italy products. Duty free shopping is on offer at Good Buy Rome outlets. If you get hungry, there are 35 cafes and restaurants to choose from serving everything from the finest Italian cuisine and pizza to sandwiches and Asian food.
One of the most visited cities in Europe; Rome is nothing short of spectacular. The rich heritage and incredible Roman buildings transport you back to another era and you can see why the city’s folk are so proud of their history. The Coliseum is a must see, this huge amphitheatre once was used for gladiator battles and its spectacular scale, takes your breath away. The Pantheon and St Peter’s Basilica are close by as well as the Castel Sant’Angelo. Take the Spanish Steps up to Piazza Di Spagnia and buy gelato. You can also visit the Vatican and its museum and see the Sistine Chapel. Don’t forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to make sure you return to Rome.
Although, Rome is a wonder in itself and you could never have to leave the city, it is worth exploring the area with car hire in Rome. There is beautiful countryside with ancient ruins, just outside the city that are just waiting to be discovered. Further afield you can visit the ancient city of Pompeii and the lakeside town of Frascati.