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Getting to Italy

Here are the basics

Each itinerary indicates the suggested arrival and departure airports with the indication of the airport codes. In most cases, arrival and departure airports coincide.

Chef tours include group transfers from and to the airport.

You will be greeted by a tour leader at the airport. We will let you know at what time the transfer will happen and the meeting point. Since guests might land on different flights, or make it to the airport from different places, Tourissimo will take into consideration everyone's flight schedule to optimize logistics while minimizing guests' wait time. If you need to be picked up somewhere else, we can arrange that, too (additional cost). 

Towards the end of the tour, your tour leaders will go over your travel information with you to make sure your post-tour plans will run smoothly. 

All major US airlines fly into Milan and/or Rome.

Alitalia is the national airline. If you fly with another European carrier, you will land at their hub first. From there, you can catch a connecting flight to the Italian airport indicated in your itinerary.

Milan Malpensa Airport (MPX) is used for long-haul international flights and is also a key hub for low-cost airlines. Website here. Not to be confused with Milan Linate (LIN). 

  • IATA Code: MXP
  • Location: Milan Malpensa Airport is located 45km (29 miles) northwest of Milan.
  • No. of terminals: 2
  • Telephone: +39 02-232323.
  • Timezone: GMT +01:00
  • Map: link

There are several information points located throughout both terminals. A tourist information desk (tel: +39 02-58580506) can be found in Terminal 1.

Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is a major hub for Alitalia. Website here
  • IATA Code: FCO
  • Location: Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport is located 32km (20 miles) southwest of Rome, in the Lazio region of central Italy.
  • No. of terminals: 5
  • Telephone: +39 06-65951
  • Timezone: GMT +01:00
  • Map: link
You don't need a visa if you are a citizen of a country that adheres to the visa waiver program (such as US and Canada). You need a valid passport with expiration date 90 days beyond your entry date.