Which direction should we travel? Into Rome, out of London or vice-versa?
August 5, 2010 5:55 AM Subscribe
In general, for a family vacation, would it be easier to fly into Rome Fiumicino and out of London Heathrow, or fly into England and out of Italy?
posted by Ashman to travel & transportation (23 answers total)
Trying to plan a family trip to Western Europe next July for our twin daughters' 16th birthday. Planning to hit Italy, France, and England.
In general, would it be easier to fly into Fiumicino and out of Heathrow, or fly into England and out of Italy? I understand that the airport in Rome was ranked #5 on Forbes
' list of most delayed airports for having a large number of delayed departures. So, I'm thinking fly into Rome and out of London so that we have a better chance of making our connection here in the states. But that's just a guess.
Also, suggestions for which major city to have for a home base in Italy would be nice. We're thinking Florence, but haven't yet decided. Train travel is no problem for us as my wife and I have been to Europe multiple times, but just not to Italy...