Make a free stopover in Rome with this Italian airline

Taking a Roman holiday simply received simpler with a brand new program that can permit travellers to make free stopover within the Eternal City when flying with Alitalia.

An Italian airline is providing free layovers in Rome. Image by Elitsa Deykova/Getty Images

The Italian airline is providing the brand new program, just like the one made well-known by Icelandair. Travellers flying with the airline between two locations with a cease in Rome can now keep for a three-night stopover with out incurring an extra cost on their airfare, which is frequent when breaking apart air travel with a multi-day layover.

Old road in Trastevere in Rome. Image by ©Catarina Belova/Shutterstock

Of course, there are some stipulations: passengers will have to be travelling between cities served by the airline, with a scheduled cease in Rome. While the airline’s web site at present says the flights should originate in particular locations like India, Kenya and South Africa, a press release from the company says: “the ‘Rome Stopover’ product is available to all passengers departing from international destinations with one stop in Rome Fiumicino airport and arrival in other destinations outside Italy (certain foreign markets are currently not included)”.

To make life even simpler, travellers will have the ability to go away their baggage at Rome Fiumicino at no extra price, that means you gained’t have to fret about dragging a suitcase round and may as an alternative hold your palms free for sampling gelato and arancini. If your subsequent long-haul journey matches the necessities, you possibly can plan your cease in Rome and in addition ebook your resort to get a room at a particular value. The ‘Rome Stopover’ could be requested when tickets are purchased at travel businesses, by means of Alitalia Call Center numbers worldwide or on a soon-to-be-launched Alitalia internet portal. The deal is out there for flights taken earlier than 31 December 2018.

Alley of Trastevere neighbourhood in Rome, Italy. Image by ©Preappy/Getty Images

While Rome is likely one of the world’s hottest vacationer locations, the brand new program is in actual fact a collaborative effort with native government and tourism teams in an effort to bolster the trade. But even when you’re solely staying for 3 days, you possibly can nonetheless learn to expertise like Rome like a neighborhood.

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