Roman renaissance

Home to the Colosseum and the Vatican, Rome has long been a magnet for culturally inclined travellers. Matteo Legnani hears how its airports are coping with the disappearance of tourist traffic and how they are pioneering COVID-19 testing

Clear, consistent signage is one  of the reasons Rome Fiumicino was the first airport in the world awarded Skytrax’s  5-star  ting for its measures against the COVID-19 virus
Alitalia’s Milan-Rome route, one of its busiest, was chosen for the COVID test project, beginning with two flights a day
 All pics via Matteo Legnani unless otherwise stated

“We have lost almost 20 million euros a month since March 2020. Our traffic is down 75%, with some 30,000 passengers a day instead of the usual 125,000.” The words of Marco Troncone, CEO of Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) are a stark indication of the trials being faced by the industry. 

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