All roads lead to Rome, which begins with Leonardo da Vinci
The capital of Italy is served by three major international airports. “Leonardo da Vinci” (Aeroporto internazionale Leonardo Da Vinci) is the name of the largest of them, which immediately makes the traveler feel all the greatness and historical significance of the city. Another name – Fiumicino (L’aeroporto di Roma Fiumicino) – is given to the airport at its location in the town of Fiumicino, 26 km southeast of the center of Rome. As the largest airport in Italy, Fiumicino continues to evolve and receive an increasing number of passengers from all over the world.
Welcome!Passing the procedure associated with baggage claim, on the left you will see the restrooms and several services related to lost and found baggage (Lost & Found). At the entrance to the arrivals area there is directly an elevator and a Chef Express restaurant, next to it there is an Internet point, La Fertinelli Express store (books, souvenirs). ATM at the exit of the area next to the cafeteria Piazza di Spagna in the name of the famous square. To the right are latrines, an Outlet store (groceries, wine, cosmetics, toys, souvenirs), followed by an elevator and an Air Store (bookstore, souvenirs, travel goods). In the middle of the hall, upon exiting the zone, there are 2 currency exchange points. On both sides of the points are shops Airport Factory Sport (sporting goods) and Fox (clothing, children’s clothing). At the end of the hall there is an ATM, a currency exchange office, a left-luggage office, an elevator, latrines, a post office and a bank.
The famous Italian shopping can start from the airport and continue until the moment of departure to the homeland. Leonardo da Vinci Airport has more than 140 stores of Italian and international manufacturers. To plan your shopping, a special Internet guide was created for the Airport Shopping Gallery, where you can find the right product or store using an interactive map in English. Moreover, if you specify the destination city, you will be offered a convenient route for shopping at the airport.
What do passengers need to know?
Structure: The airport has a very simple structure. It is divided into 3 terminals: A – domestic flights, B – domestic and international flights (Schengen zone), C – international flights (outside the Schengen zone). Each terminal has three levels – the first level – arrivals, the second – departures, the third – exits to the parking lot. For convenience, vehicles move between the terminals every 20 minutes 24 hours a day, which connects the parking lot to the departure and arrival areas.
What you can import: For passengers who are not members of the European Union, there are special rules for the transport of goods. The transported goods should not be intended for trade and their value should not exceed 175 EUR. For travelers under the age of 15 years, the limit drops to 90 EUR. You can bring cigarettes -200 pieces, alcohol and drinks more than 22 ° and more than 80 ° – 1 liter, alcoholic drinks, wine aperitifs below 22 °; sparkling wines, liqueurs – 2 liters and table wine – 2 liters; 50 ml of perfume, coffee – 500 grams or coffee extract – 200 grams, tea – 100 grams or tea extract – 40 grams. These products listed above are not included in the amount of 175 EUR. You can also import jewelry, two cameras, one video camera, one radio, one tape recorder, one bike, one boat (you can motor), two pairs of skis, two tennis rackets, one kayak, one surfboard.
For the export of works of art, precious stones and archaeological values, a sales receipt and permission from the Italian Ministry of Fine Arts should be presented, a sales receipt is required for the export of audio and video equipment. You can export no more than $ 630. When exporting a larger amount, it is necessary to present a declaration filled in upon import. Be also careful about the rules of importation in the country of destination!
Left-luggage office: Located in Terminal C, on the ground floor (international arrival), it is open every day from 6.30 to 23.00. You can leave a regular suitcase with dimensions 110x80x40 cm and weighing up to 55 kg up to 7 hours = 2 EUR, from 7 – 24 hours = 3,5 EUR. For baggage exceeding this weight, a fee of 6 EUR per day.
ATTENTION! The only document confirming that your luggage is in the luggage is a check, which is issued to you upon check-in and payment of luggage.
Looking for information: Information points are available at each airport terminal: at Terminals A and B (arrival levels). Opening hours are from 7:00 to 15:00. In Terminal C (departure level) there is a 24-hour information point. Monitors are located in each terminal, on them you will always find complete information regarding arrival and departure flights, and boarding gates.
Hotels at the Rome airport are famous for their high cost and very often not very friendly service, therefore, we recommend that you go to the city center, where you will be pleasantly accommodated in a city hotel at an affordable price, for example, in case of transfer of a flight or being late for an airplane. Overnight at the airport is theoretically possible, but you run the risk of being expelled by security guards.