Rome–Fiumicino International Airport, also named Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, opened in 1960. It is one of the busiest airports in Europe and it can get horrendously busy. Rome has some of the best airport lounges in the world for food with fresh pizza and pasta being cooked up in front of you, but which is best if have a Priority Pass or relevant credit card?
Fiumicino Airport has three terminals; T1, T3, and T5 but T5 is currently closed so all flights use T1 or T3. Schengen passengers, flying between 26 European countries have access to different lounges from non-Schengen passengers.
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Free Airport Lounge Access
If you have not paid for Business Class or First Class, you can access airport lounges for a fee or for free if you have a Priority Pass or an Amex Platinum card. To get extra bonus referral points and advice on the Platinum American Express and other free-lounge-access credit cards, have a read of our best credit cards for luxury travel.
1. Plaza Premium Lounge, Extra Schengen Area, T3
While not the very best lounge at Rome airport, this is a great priority Pass lounge with great food and great views.
This large, non-Schengen lounge is open to Priority Pass members. It is a really stylish lounge which is large, bright and located underneath the roof of the airport. It has fantastic views over the planes. There is a chef in this lounge who will make you sone baked pizza; Margarita or Plaza Premium which also has salami on it. You can also have Arrabbiata pasta or salmon pasta made to order.
The buffet is also very good with salad bowls with rocket and tomato etc, veggies, warm chips, warm sausages, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, meatballs, and olives. Breakfast also includes cold cuts, fruit, yogurt, cereal, bread, and pastries. There are even some Italian fruit tarts… A true feast! Showers are available too along with sleep rooms for an additional fee.
2. FCO: Prima Vista Lounge (Gate D3)
The Passenger lounge at Rome Fiumicino airport is an independent lounge. The club welcomes premium and elite passengers of select airlines and members of lounge access programs including Priority Pass. It is located by gates D, the lounge is also accessible from gates B, C, and D. There are very few reviews of this lounge.
3. FCO: Prima Vista Lounge (E-Gates Satellite)
The Prima Vista Lounge (E-Gates Satellite) at Rome Fiumicino airport is an independent lounge. The club welcomes premium and elite passengers of select airlines and members of lounge access programs including Priority Pass. It is located by E-Gates (inside security).
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