The Italian Republic or Italy as we all know it is one of the unitary parliamentary republics in Europe and is quite small with only about 116,000 square miles. Italy has over 61 million people and is the 4th most populated country in the European Union. See map below
Italy has a great location in the world for the traveler like you; Italy has borders with Switzerland, Austria and France to name a few; so using Italy as a base location for a multi-country European trip is quite easy.
Italy has two major airports and many secondary ones..
Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO)
Also commonly known as Fiumicino Airport, is Italy’s largest airport and the first international air gateway of the country, with 35,226,351 passengers served in 2008, located in Fiumicino, 35 km from Rome. It was the world’s 25th busiest airport by passenger traffic in 2008, and the sole hub for Alitalia. The airport is named after the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who first designed a proto helicopter and a flying machine with wings. The airport officially opened on January 15, 1961 with two runways, replacing the small Rome Ciampino Airport which remains in service for domestic and charter operations.
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
is Milan’s largest airport. It is located 21.58 NM (39.97 km; 24.83 mi) northwest of central Milan, Italy. It is one of 3 airports in the Milan metropolitan area. The airport is connected to Milan by the Milano-Varese highway as well as by the “Malpensa Express” train starting from the Milan Cadorna railway station (LeNord regional railways) and taking about 41 minutes. It is also connected to Linate Airport by a scheduled bus service and by Milan’s local transportation.
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