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  • Delta to Alitalia
    Jul 22, 2016
    We arrive from US via Delta 7am, Depart to Athens via Alitalia 2:30p. With checked bags. Suggestions on what we can do in that time? Will we have to claim bags? Customs if we leave the airport? What if we go to airport Hilton? Thank you!


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you won't have to do anything with your bags. Yes, once you go through passport control you can go whereever you want.


  • Is five hours enough
    Jul 15, 2016
    Flying into FCO. I will have five and a half hour layover. Is that enough time to get a taxi and take a "taxi tour" of nearby sites? Maybe go see the Vatican?


  • 1 hour layover arrive from BDS and depart for ATL booked on Delta
    Jul 15, 2016
    1 hour layover arrive from BDS at 8 am and depart for ATL 9 am booked on Delta with one checked bag on a Saturday morning - is this enough time to make the connection?


    1hr is not enough time. You will probably have to switch terminals by using the shuttle bus. I would go for 2hr at least or 2hr 30min.


  • Change from Air Berlin to RyanAir
    Jun 7, 2016
    Am arriving from the US on Air Berlin into FCO and have 2 1/2 hours to get on a RyanAir flight to Malta. I will have to pick up my luggage and then check it with Ryan Air. I wonder how much time it takes to go through customs and security.


    Air Berlin does not fly from the US to Berlin. Where are you flying from?


    Sorry I mean Air Berlin does not fly from the US to Rome.


  • changing planes from terminal 5 to terminal one at FCO
    Jun 3, 2016
    My clients are changing planes from terminal 5 in Fuimicino from Air Transat to Alitalia Terminal one to Reggio...have two seperate tickets...their flight arrives at 11.40am and their Alitalia flight departs at 2.35pm...will they have enough time ?


    They will not arrive in Terminal 5 - that is a departure only terminal. They will arrive in Terminal 3. They should have enough time. They will have to claim their bags from Air Transat and take them to Alitalia in T1 to Re-check.


  • Layover
    Jun 3, 2016
    I have a 3 Hr and 40 minute layover in Rome can I go to the colloseum museum


    No, that is not enough time.


  • Night layover in Rome
    Apr 30, 2016
    I have a night layover in Rome for about 5 hours. My flight will arrive at the Rome airport at 9:05 PM. My second flight leaving the Rome airport at 5:30 AM. Do you have any advice or experience how to spend 5 hours at the Rome Fiumicino airport? Thank you.


  • Athens to NY connecting thru FCO
    Apr 18, 2016
    On Alitalia from Athens to Rome - arriving Terminal 1. Connecting to Alitalia nonstop to JFK leaving out of Terminal 3. It shows a 1 hour layover - is this even doable?


    Yes, that is possible. You just have to go through Schengen Exit passport control and to your departure gate.


  • 6 hour lay over
    Nov 5, 2015
    Hello, I have 6 hour layover at Rome Airport and wanted to see if this gives me enough time to take the Leonardo Express and visit Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona area and back.


  • 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!


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