All VITOR group 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 centers 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 will be located in hotels, where you could stay the night before upon booking. Booking of rooms for the night or nights before the start of a tour can be made through VITOR, upon your instructions. On the other hand, you could book your rooms independently, just make sure you can meet your Tour Leader and your group mates on time at the designated starting point.
Please note that whenever tours leave the same morning for a different location, meeting points will be located in hotels on the town outskirts, in order to save time in getting out of the city. At final destinations, hotels will always be located in the city center, thus moving to airports when leaving the day after the end of the tour could take more than expected.
"Point to Point" VITOR tours start and end in different towns, therefore at the end of the tour you may need to move back to the airport or the railway station of the city where the tour started. As an optional, 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 personal VITOR Travel Assistant 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 Travel Assistant.
Rome has two main international air gateways, Fiumicino and Ciampino.
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.
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.
Rome's main railway station is Roma 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 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.
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).
Several European or national flights arrive at Linate 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 into Orio 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.
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 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.
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 vaporetti 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 in the mainland.
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.
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.