Italy Journals

Airports in Italy

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A travel journal to Italy by dangaroo

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Bologna, home to the infamous spaghetti dish is a reasonable small city, less visited than Milan or neighbouring Tuscan towns but nice in its own way. Somewhat surprisingly it has two airports geared towards low-budget flights. Bologna airport is no more than 6km from the centre.Forli on the other hand, is not Bologna by any stretch of the imagination. If your flight arrives at Forli during the day, you will have no problem taking a bus to Forli train station where you'll find onwards travel to Bologna, it's also close to Rimini, the gateway to that luringly small country San Marino. Renting a car should also not be much of a problem and the motorway is just a stone's throw away. ...Read More

A Basic but Reliable Little Airport

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Bologna airport is actually one of my favourites in Italy - for me, it's the gateway to Northern Italy. There is little in the way of shops at Bologna airport, so don't expect to do your shopping there but it's simple and fast and I seem to find myself out on the bus heading to the center in seconds. The airport is just a few kilometres from the city centre and the bus is 5 euros to take you to the train station, which considering the short distance is probably too steep.Bologna train station is well connected to Milan, Florence and Venice as well as the south of the country too, so it is a good place to either arrive or to base yourself. The airport's full name is Guglielmo Marconi Airpor...Read More

One of the Worst Airports to Sleep In!

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Orio al Serio Bergamo - or more often called Milan-Bergamo is an airport in Northern Italy, located just about 6km from Bergamo and 45km from Milan which takes about 1 hour usually. This is not as extreme as the likes of Paris-Beauvais but it's not exactly central is it! It is however Milan's cheap flight hub and it's also located on the A4 which is the main highway crossing the north of Italy from Milan to Venice and connecting France and Slovenia.The ticket between airport and Milan is about 8 euros as I recall but this was a few years ago and it may have sneaked up past 10 eur now. The airport itself is pretty small and tacky with very little in the way of things to keep yourself occupi...Read More

Rome Ciampino - I've Had a Wee Here!

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Roma Ciampino houses about 95% of the budget flights from around Europe and is therefore the most likely place you'll arrive if you are visiting Rome, unless of course you are wealthy - in which case, you are unlikely to be reading and reviewing on dooyoo!Ciampino is pretty dull as far as airports come, it didn't take long to get into the main hall and my stay there was really short but I did go for a wee, so I can say that the toilets were spotless and very roomy - in fact I recall a strong bout of "make your mind up time", as I was faced with the possibility of so many urinals.Having made my choice and done the shake and back, I was outside the airport looking for the bus whi...Read More

Rome Fiumcino Airport

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My wife and I missed our flight back to Poland after our honeymoon in Tuscany and ended up having to take a train down to Rome and then fly back from there in order to get back in time for her to get to university on time. We were flying out of Rome with WizzAir who generally tend to fly from Ciampino except to Sofia and 3 Romanian Airports but at the time of booking the flight, there was a temporary change where flights were leaving from Fiumicino.Rome Fiumicino Airport also called Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is easily reachable by a shuttle train which leaves from Termini Train station and takes just 30 minutes. The ticket is quite expensive at 12 euros for what is a rather s...Read More