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How To Reach Italy
The land of pastas and pizzas, the one that gave the world Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, Italy is a marvellous little country on the Mediterranean coast of Europe. It has a rich history that bloomed in the period of Renaissance and made this country a ripe hub for everything from fashion to art to business. Today it is very easy to reach Italy, well connected as it is to the rest of the world. Flights, trains, cars, buses; even cruises come to Italy from all over.
The capital of Italy, Rome has two major international airports that entertain most flights from abroad. Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino, is 30 km away from the city while Ciampino Airport is mainly utilised for domestic and a few International flights (15 km away). The airlines flying from India to Rome include Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways and Air India. Mumbai and Delhi are two major Indian hubs for departure among others. Regular buses run from the airport to drop you at your hotels. Domestic flights can be taken to travel to other cities from here.
India to Italy by road is not possible, but you can plan a road trip in Italy from another European country. Or you can also travel to Italy from other neighbouring countries like Switzerland, France, Austria or Slovenia. Eurolines buses are plied between these countries, as well as cars and taxis are given ready permits. If you have your international driving licence then you can drive down yourself too!
The real rustic beauty of Italy is relished when travelling by trains. Roma Termini is Rome’s main railway station and is connected to all small and big cities of Italy. You can reach Italy from other countries like Vienna and Villach as well. The Eurail Passes are also available or you can book your tickets in advance to secure a good seat of choice.
Cruises dock at Italian coasts, as well as regular ferries ply from countries like Greece, Montenegro, Albania and Croatia. These ferries dock at ports of Ancona, Venice, Bari or Brindisi. Sicily and Naples are also connected to a few North African harbours by ferry and boat services.