Stuck on a Rome layover at the Ciampino Airport (CIA)? This relatively small airport is a European hub for Ryanair and is located roughly 8 miles from downtown Rome, making the city an accessible destination for those on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Rome layover, click here for useful tips.
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If you’re stuck in the airport during your Rome layover at Ciampino, there’s plenty of services to keep you busy. The airport has a lot of shopping and eateries, several ATMs and a branch of the Banca di Roma, information desks, VIP services and a Travelex counter.
If you’re looking to catch some sleep or for a base to drop off bags, there are a number of hotels near the airport, and for a comprehensive list of Rome’s hotels with varying price points, click here.
If you plan on leaving the airport and traveling into Rome during your stopover, taxis from the airport into central Rome are now fixed and should cost exactly €30 including baggage. Buses which cost roughly €5 connects the airport to the city as well. There is no rail service connecting to the airport, but most buses will stop at the Ciampino railway station, (or Ciampino FS). Private transfers can also be booked.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Rome Layover:
If you have the time (times vary per tour), you might want to take a tour of Rome to catch the big sites. Recommended tours include walking tours, bike tours, segway tours, river boat trips, after hours tours of the Vatican and Colosseum, day trips to Pompeii and tons more.
Opened in what was believed to be 72 BC, the Colosseum cannot be missed on a visit to Rome. The amphitheater ruins are spectacular — seating for 55,000 for ancient Rome horse racing, animal fighting and gladiator battles. For tours of the Colosseum, including night tours, click here!
The Pantheon was turned into a church in the early 7th Century and it is well known from its only source of light — the opening at the top of the dome. The Pantheon is also where many famous Italians are buried, including Raphael and King Vittorio Emanuele I. For Pantheon walking tours, and dinner experiences, click here.
Fontana di Trevi
The setting for countless movies, works of art and artistic inspiration, the Trevi Fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi for Pope Clemente XII in the second half of the 18th Century. Toss a coin in the fountain for good luck. Fontana di Trevi walking tours and Rome night segway tours can be found here.
One the world’s most famous squares, the Piazza Navona is a great place to stroll, people watch, shop and eat. The Bernini sculptures of The Fountain of the Rivers and the Fountain of the Moor are at the center of the square. For more great Rome walking tours that include Piazza Navona, click here.
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