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  • Staying air-side at Terminal 3 without short-stay tourist visa
    Sep 3, 2015
    I am planning to travel from Delhi to Dubrovnik, Croatia via FCO, Rome. I will arrive FCO Terminal 3 by Air India and depart for Dubrovnik by Croatia Airlines from T3 iself. Croatia is a non-schengen country. The layover period is 23 hours. I have to claim my baggage which was checked-in at Delhi and get a boarding pass for Croatia too. Do I need to cross the immigration and show shengen Italian visa for doing that? Can I claim my baggage and get boarding pass while staying airside only? PS. I am going to return by the same route, so the same question again. Thanks


  • 7 hrs layover
    Sep 2, 2015
    i m travelling from munich to amsterdam on the 17th sep there is a seven hour long layover in rome . will i be able go out of the airport. please advice


    Yes, since all your flights are in the Schengen Area you are free to go where you want.


  • ALITALIA from SAO PAULO (GRU) to BRUSSELS (BRU) - Layover 1h
    Aug 18, 2015
    Hello, I just booked my ticket for Alitalia flight Guarulhos Intl Airport (GRU) Sao Paulo, Brazil to Brussels (BRU). My plane arrives at 07:15 AM in Rome and connection for Brussels flight is at 08:20 (=1h05 layover). I have Belgian passport and 1 luggage should be transferred automatically. Please confirm I am OK.


    It should be enough time, but it doesn't leave much time if the flight from Sao Paulo is late.


  • 20 hr Layover from FCO to Chicago
    Jul 20, 2015
    In early September I am flying from Split (SPU) to Rome (FCO) and have a 19 hr 50 min layover until I leave for Chicago (ORD). I get in to FCO at 5:05PM and leave the following day at 12:55PM. Can I leave the airport? Will I have time to see anything? I would like to get a hotel instead of sleeping at the airport. I also read something about possibly needing a VISA? Sorry, newbie here... I have never had this long of a layover where I would want to leave the airport. ANY feedback would be helpful!! Thanks! :)


    You don't need a visa if you are a Croatian or US Citizen. If so you can go wherever you want and shouldn't spend all that time in the airport.


  • auh-jfk
    Jul 16, 2015
    coming from alitalia from abudhabi ,1 hr45 min layover at fco .Onwards to jfk.Is the layover enough to make the connection.


    It's hopefully enough time. Right now the airport is a mess, but even with the mess that may be enough time since both flights are on Alitalia.


  • 4.5hrs layover with kids
    May 22, 2015
    Hi, we arrive at FCo from Palermo, Sicily, before we fly onto Barcelona. We have about 4…5 hours layover in the middle of the day. We have out two boys, 14&6, with us, so we would love to leave the airport and spend the time getting some lunch and getting some fresh air. Happy to get a taxi to and from. Any recommendations? We don't need to go into Rome as will have been there before heading to Sicily...


  • 5 hour lay over in Rome
    Apr 28, 2015
    Hello, We are flying from Mykonos to Rome on Easy Jet in August and have a 5hr layover in FCO before connecting to a flight to Croatia. 1. Will Easy Jet transfer our bags and if not, can we check them in or lock them somewhere? 2. will we have enough time to go into the city to walk around and have lunch? 3. We have US passports, will we have to do customs when we land in Rome and out of Rome? Thank you!


    EasyJet does not transfer bags to any other airlines. You do not really have enough time to go into the city. It's about an hour each way. Greece and Italy are both in the Schengen Area, you will not go through customs on that part of your trip. You will go through Schengen exit passport control before you board your flight to Croatia.


  • 7 Hour Layover in Rome
    Apr 3, 2015
    Hi, I am flying from NY to Athens and have a 7 hour layover in Rome. Is that enough time to leave the airport and get something to eat? Is there a place we can leave our luggage while we are in the city?


    That's not much time. Did you purchase separate tickets or your tickets together? If together you won't even have to claim your luggage in Rome.


    My tickets are together. Since I won't have to worry about claiming my luggage, will going through customers on my way back into the airport be fairly standard?


    You won't go through customs on your way back into the airport as both Italy and Greece are in the Schengen Area, so you will essentially be taking a domestic flight.


  • 3 hour flight connection
    Feb 27, 2015
    I will fly with Alitalia next month from London to Catania, and there is one connection in Rome for 3 hours.Would it be possible to have a short tour in Rome before going back to the airport and continue flying to Catania?


    No, 3 hours is not enough time. It takes an hour each way to get into the city.


  • Easy Access Between Terminals?
    Jan 6, 2015
    I'm flying US Airways into and out of Rome. It appears that my gate will be in terminal 5, where there does not look to be much access to anything. I would like to access the various lounges in Terminal 3 because I'll have a wait between my flight times and my ground transportations (especially on the outbound flight). Is there easy access between the terminals or do I need to go through security for each one. Basically, if I'm leaving/arriving in terminal 5, am I stuck in nowhere land?


    Nobody arrives in T5. It is a departures only terminal. When departing T5 you just check your bags and go through security there and then are bussed to the T3 satellite. If you have an inbound connection to Rome then you do not have to go through T5 either.


  • Flying Separate airlines with layover in Rome
    Jan 4, 2015
    Hi, I am flying easyjet from Dubrovnik to Rome (terminal 2) with 3 hour layover and will catch Vueling flight to Palermo. My question is my checked luggage and being an international traveler. Do I have to get my bag and go through both immigration and customs, then check my bag again for my second flight? Is there a place to recheck a bag without going through customs? Is 3 hours enough time?


    Yes, you will have to go through customs in Rome as you will be entering the Schengen zone there. And yes, since Easyjet doesn't transfer bags to other airlines you will need to claim your bag and re-check it with Vueling at their check-in counter. You should have enough time.


  • Layover time from Toronto- Rome- Tel Aviv
    Dec 8, 2014
    I have a flight with Alitalia from Toronto to Rome (arriving to T3). Layover for 1.5 hour and flight from Rome to Tel Aviv (departure from T1). Both flights operates under Alitalia. Is it gives me sufficient time to switch terminals? Go through passport control and commute to T1? Do I need to pick up my luggage?


    Both flights will actually be in T3. You will not have to change terminals or go through passport control. You have enough time.


  • Canada to Spain via Rome
    Nov 25, 2014
    Hello! I am about to book a round trip from Toronto to Barcelona via Rome from Alitalia's website. I have 2 hour layover for the one from Toronto to Barcelona and I have 1h20min for the flight from Madrid back to Toronto. Do I need to claim my luggage when I am in Rome. Will I have enough time to make it? Thanks!


  • connecting flight - venice rome new delhi
    Jul 19, 2014
    hi Arriving at rome at 530 pm from alitalia flight at terminal 1 and onward flight to new delhi at 840 pm terminal 3. IS there enough time to grab luggage and go through security? Is there automatic transfer?


  • Connecting Flight Venice- Rome- New delhi
    Jul 19, 2014
    Hi I arrive at terminal one of the Fiumicino from venice on an Al Italia flight at 530 pm. My connecting flight to new delhi is from rome is at 8 40 pm from terminal 3. Will i have enough time to pick up luggage and navigate through security to catch my 840 flight from terminal 3? Both tickets booked separately....will an automatic baggage transfer happen or i need to collect luggae?


    If you purchased tickets separately you will have to transfer luggage yourself - that should be enough time for your transfer.


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