Visit the Eternal City
Rome is an incredibly popular tourist attraction due to its archaeological sites, world-famous art, beautiful views and stunning villas. It is the third most visited city in the European Union, and its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anywhere from seven to ten million people visit Rome each year, and that number doubles when it is a holy year. Find out for yourself what keeps people coming to this two and a half thousand year old city by booking your cheap flights to Rome on Expedia today.
Most flights to Rome land at Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO), also known as Fiumicino Airport. Located several miles away from Rome in the town of Fiumicino, FCO is the largest airport in Italy, the sixth busiest airport in Europe and the 25th busiest airport in the world when ranked by passenger traffic. FCO was named after Leonardo da Vinci in honor of da Vinci's helicopter and flying machine designs. Airlines that have a major presence in FCO include Air Italy, Alitalia, blu-express, Blue Panorama Airlines, easyJet, Mistral Air and Meridiana Fly. Rome flights may also land at Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA), which used to be Roma's main airport until FCO was built in 1960. Airlines that fly to CIA include Wizz Air, Sterling, Ryanair, Carpatair, easyJet, Air Berlin and V Bird.
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When to book Rome airfare
Tickets to Rome are in demand year-round; however, some parts of the year are more popular than others. The most popular times of the year to visit Rome are mid-April to June, September to mid-November and mid-December to mid-January. Spring and fall have absolutely beautiful weather, and tourists crowd the city around Easter and Christmas so they can visit Vatican City for holiday masses. Shoulder season is from July to August and mid-November to mid-December, and low season is from mid-January to mid-April. It can get rather hot during the summer, but at least it's a dry heat. During the winter, it can get surprisingly cold; sometimes, there might even be snow.