Whether you choose to marvel at world-famous monuments, taste fine cuisine or revel in luxury goods, Rome will leave its mark. There are two busy airports in Rome: Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (or Rome Fiumicino Airport) and Ciampino Airport. Most major airlines operate from Rome Fiumicino, while budget airlines tend to operate from Ciampino.
Flights from Rome to Heathrow usually leave from Fiumicino Airport, Italy's premier airport and sixth busiest in Europe. Fiumicino Airport opened in 1961 to replace the original smaller Ciampino Airport, has remained in service ever since and recently became a hub for no-frills airlines. Ciampino dates back to 1916, making it one of Italy's oldest airports still in operation.