Rome four and a half hour layover


Jan 8th, 2013, 04:13 AM
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Rome four and a half hour layover

It seems too tight to see the big sights. Anything to do other than sit in the airport?
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Jan 8th, 2013, 04:36 AM
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That isn't enough time to go into the city. There was the museum of Roman ships at the airport (discovered during construction), but I think it's currently closed for restoration.

Here's a list near the airport. You would need a taxi.
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Jan 8th, 2013, 04:42 AM
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You have time for this. Only 5-10 minutes by taxi from the airport terminal:
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Jan 8th, 2013, 04:44 AM
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Alas, no, unless you are willing to throw a vast amount of money in taxi fares to have lunch at Il Monumento in the old borgo of Ostia Antica (the town, not the excavation site)

or the Michelin-starred restaurant in Fiumicino, Pascucci al Porticciolo (which may not be open for lunch).

Taxi drivers are allowed to charge a big airport supplement for taking you in and out of the airport, so a short drive can run up to 30 euros each way.

Even if your flight lands on time, you'll need to go through passport control and then find a taxi, which will probably take 40 minutes, then you have a 20 minute drive -- so there is an hour gone. You need to back in the airport 90 minutes before your flight to make sure you are through security -- so you have less than 2 hours, really, not ideal for a Michelin-lunch -- plus the risk that if anything goes amiss -- like you can't easily find a taxi back to the airport -- you miss your flight!

You can hang out at the Frescobaldi wine bar inside the airport and, of course, shop a lot.
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