Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at Rome Leonardo da Vinci airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your FCO Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.


Wife arrives FCO from DFW 4 hours before her cousin. She has checked bag and wants to find club while she waits, but may not be able to get inside security post customs. Will they let her back inside (return flight is a week later)? If not, any ideas?
I'm coming in on Easy Jet at 9:10 and going out on Atalia at 9:50 to Catania. Will I be able to make my connections and when would I go through customs? Thank you for your help.
Hi do you know if Alitalia offer a hotel stay for layovers of 23hours in Rome? I can't get any sense out of them. I know Rome well and I can book my own but I prefer to stay with Alitalia if it's free :-)
I arrive in Rome at 10:20 and leave for Lemezia at 2:35. What time should I check my luggage for Lemezia
Flying Alitalia from Soifa to Chicago can we make a 1 hour layover at FCO?
That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I will be arriving from Heathrow at 8.25pm, with Alitalia, and transferring to Abu Dhabi, scheduled to leave at 10.00, also Alitalia. Is 1.5 hrs sufficient? (my inner granny gets a bit stressed) Thank you!
Yes, that should be enough time.
Thank you so much! My inner granny is grateful to the moon and back! (via Rome)
Hello, Flying from Palermo to to FCO on Alitalia. Is a 1:05 connection enough to switch flights (to another Alitalia flight) in route to JFK? These would be on separate tickets
This is just enough time, but if you have checked bags you would need to get the Alitalia agent in Palermo to check your bags through to JFK in order to make it.
Hi. I'm a Malaysian and will be flying from Casablanca, Morocco to Kuala Lumpur (via FCO). I plan to leave the airport to visit Colosseum and return back to the airport on the same day during my layover (12 hours+ transit duration). Is it possible?
Yes, Malaysian citizens are allowed to enter the Schengen Area without a visa.
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.
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?