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Netflights specialise in cheap flights to Rome and other popular destinations worldwide and offer several direct flights daily. The historic capital and largest city in Italy features some of the best sightseeing the world has to offer with palaces, millennia-old Churches, large ruins, monuments, statues and fountains seemingly on every corner. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill and its museums, Villa Borghese and the Spanish steps are just some of the must-see attractions that are waiting to be discovered.
Of course, no trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Vatican to see St. Peter’s Basilica. Gaze in awe at the magnificent works of art in the museum, including Michaelangelo’s famous mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. If history isn’t your thing, Rome has an amazing nightlife with restaurants and clubs scattered around the city. It is considered to be ‘shopping heaven’ and is especially renowned for its jewellery and clothing boutiques.
When to go
Rome is busiest from March to October, with temperatures ranging from 14 to 32 degrees Celsius in July, the hottest month. Most events happen during this period. Expect hot and muggy conditions, long queues (especially to the Vatican) and pricier hotels and flights. Compare prices of return flights using Netflights and find the best deal for you.
November to February (excluding Christmas and New Year) can be quieter, with the weather mild and rainy. Temperatures range from 3 to 18 degrees Celsius. With the best way to explore Rome being on foot, this might not be ideal but suggested if you want to avoid crowds. Grab cheap last-minute flights on Netflights.
Christmas in Rome, with its Catholic heritage, is truly a special time to visit. With Christmas markets and a plethora of boutique shops, you are sure to get your Christmas shopping done in time. Look out for the spectacular Christmas trees at all the historical monuments, especially St. Peter’s Square.
Airports and airlines
Netflights offers the benefit of comparing cheap flights to Rome from multiple destinations and with multiple airlines. To find the best prices, add your departure city and leave your dates blank, then filter your results as required. With Rome being such a popular destination, booking early is recommended; deals on last-minute flights can be found in Winter and Autumn, but not usually over Christmas.
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Netflights offers daily direct flights to Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) from London Gatwick and Heathrow. Fiumicino is the major airport in Italy, located 19 miles west of Rome’s historic city centre. There are four terminals, namely 1, 2, 3 and 5. There is no Terminal 4 at the moment, it is due to be completed at the end of 2018. The airport also features a true commercial mall with 140 stores. View more flights to Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport.
Getting around the airport
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are connected to each other by walkways, so it's easy to reach the check-in areas from the airport's railroad station and bus drop-off points. Terminal 5 is less convenient: It's isolated from the other terminals, and if you're arriving at the airport by public transport, you'll need to catch a shuttle bus from Terminal 3.
Getting to the city from the airport
Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station is served by the Leonardo Express train operated by Trenitalia, available at the airport terminal. The non-stop trip to Termini Station takes around 30 minutes and trains depart every 15 minutes. Alternatively, local trains (FL1 line) leave for various stations once every 15 minutes. The airport can also be accessed by road and is served by a six-lane motorway used by numerous taxis and buses.
Don't forget before you fly
As Rome is part of Italy and therefore the EU, British passport holders do not require a visa when taking return flights to Rome with Netflights (for stays under 90 days) whilst the UK remains a member of the EU. Nor do they require any travel vaccinations.