Arrival and Departure Arrival and Departure

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE


Most VITOR tours start and end in the 4 major Italian towns: Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice. These towns are easily reachable via air of rail, as major international airports are located in close proximity to all destinations and railway stations located in city centres are linked to an efficient national and international rail network. Note also that these towns are connected via high-speed trains (Freccia Rossa and Italo), making it the fastest way to move within Italy at present.

Meeting points may be located in airports at Arrival area or in hotels, where you could stay the night before upon booking. We can book rooms for the night or nights before the start of a tour, upon your instructions. On the other hand, you can book your rooms independently, just make sure you can meet your Guides or your Driver on time at the designated starting point.

Upo request, we can provide you with private transfers from airports and railway stations to hotels and back, as well as train and air tickets to and from any destination within Italy.

Before the start of the tour, your VITOR Tour Manager will provide you with any information and assistance you might need for your stay and your travels in Italy. Don’t hesitate to ask!

Here follow some information about airports and railway stations in major cities. For public transfer (buses) as well as taxis, please refer to your VITOR Tour Manager.

ROME

AIR

Rome has two main international air gateways, Fiumicino and Ciampino.

Fiumicino

The intercontinental Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (IATA: FCO) is Italy's chief airport and is commonly known as "Fiumicino Airport", as it is located within the nearby Comune di Fiumicino, south-west of Rome.

Ciampino

G.B. Pastine / Ciampino International airport(Ciampino, IATA:CIA), located beside Ciampino, south-east of Rome, is the city's low-cost airline airport. This small airport (closing overnight) is closer to the city centre than Fiumicino but has no direct train connection.

RAIL

Rome's main railway station isRoma Termini, which is well connected to the national network and to the most important international destinations. Roma Termini is linked to Fiumicino airport by a train leaving every 30 minutes.

Other main stations are Roma Tiburtina, Roma Ostiense, Roma Trastevere and Roma Tuscolana.

MILAN

AIR

Milan has two main international air gateways, Linate airport and Malpensa airport. Sometimes referred to as Milan's additional airports, Bergamo's Orio al Serio Airport (45km East) and Parma airport (100km South) mostly host budget airlines.

Malpensa

The main international airport, featuring also some intercontinental flights, is Malpensa (Milan Malpensa, IATA: MXP). The airport has two terminals, with Terminal 1 being the largest, whereas Terminal 2 is used by a number of budget airlines for short and medium range flights.

The two terminals are connected by a free shuttle bus service (running approximately every 20 minutes).

Linate

Several European or national flights arrive atLinate Airport(IATA:LIN), very close to the city centre (7 km). It is mostly serviced by airlines to domestic destinations and some European destinations.

Orio al Serio

Some budget airlines fly intoOrio al Serio Airport(IATA:BGY), near the city of Bergamo, about 45 km north-east of Milan. These airlines refer to this as "Milan Bergamo" Airport.

RAIL

The main railway station is Milano Centrale (Central Station). Regular express and fast trains serve all Italian cities and some European cities (Barcelona, Zurich, Geneva, Munich, Paris, Zagreb, Vienna, etc.).

Other important railway stations are Cadorna, Garibaldi and Lambrate, all connected to the city’s subway network.

The Malpensa Express Trains connect Malpensa airport with Milano Centrale and Milano Cadorna.

VENICE

AIR

Venice is served by the Marco Polo International Airport (IATA: VCE), on the mainland.

Some airlines market Treviso Airport in Treviso (IATA: TSF), 30 kms from Venice, as a Venice gateway.

RAIL

Venice is serviced by regional and national trains which can connect the city to Rome in 3.5 hours and to Milan in 2.5 hours.

Venezia Santa Lucia railway station is located a few steps away from a water bus stop in the historical city next to Piazzale Roma. It is a terminal station; the station is the terminus and starting point of the Venice Simplon Orient Express from or to London Victoria and Paris.

The Mestre Station is on the mainland.

FLORENCE

AIR

Florence's Amerigo Vespucci international airport (IATA: FLR), also known as "Peretola", has good connections to the center of the city.

Cheaper flights operated by low-cost airlines to destinations throughout Europe can be found at Pisa Airport (IATA: PSA). Pisa airport and Florence are connected by rail and by bus.

RAIL

The main station is Firenze Santa Maria Novella, on the edge of the historic old town, with connections to Italy's main cities as well as local destinations.

Other small stations are Firenze Campo Marte (near Florence Stadium) and Firenze Rifredi. If you take an Intercity train to Florence, you may need to change at Rifredi for another train to Firenze S.M.N.

Opening time

As we are based in Italy, we are available from 08.00 to 19.00. Pls check your local time

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Message from the CEO
Dear all,
in these very difficult days for all of us, for Italy and the whole world, we hope that you, your families and your loved ones are well and are making the most of your time.
It feels like the entire world right now is on edge. It seems like the world has paralyzed, our lives have suddenly changed, it’s so difficult to adapt to a new reality, some people we know are leaving us forever.
There is also a lot of fear about what will happen. No one can make predictions.
But there is a beginning and an end to everything.
There are thousands of doctors, researchers and scientists who are working on a solution.
We are reacting with strength, determination and cohesion without forgetting our deep humanity, joy and creativity. Human beings have already overcome difficult times like this, so we must look ahead and keep on living. In this period let’s try to do things we have never done, to rediscover our families, our loved ones and friendships. Let’s use this period to improve ourselves internally, to think about the gift of our lives, to love, to embrace, to smile, to tell each other things that we would never have said.
To our friends who like travelling and exploring….
It's very difficult to be world travelers stuck at home. We must stop and get through this exceptional chapter safely, and we miss travelling. But please, keep on dreaming, with the same positivity, passion, curiosity you had before. On our side, we are here at work with the same passion and professionalism, with the same desire to continue to share emotions, stories, projects with our friends. We are working for a tomorrow made of new services and new ideas, to make your travels even more pleasant, more comfortable and more intense. It is a new challenge, which we never expected to face but, with your help, we will start again, stronger than before and always close to you.
And soon the time will come when once again we will swim together in our beautiful lakes and seas, walk together in our cities, cook together in our kitchens, eat together at our trattorias, sip together a glass of wine at our cellars.
Until then, I want to thank you for your support and understanding. Take care of yourself, we can't wait to give you a warm welcome back to our fantastic country.
Grazie e ciao,


Marcello Cordovani
Founder and CEO