The Airport of Roma-Ciampino, reachable by the Via Appia and placed in the southeast of the city is, together with the one of Leonardo da Vinci di Fiumicino, the airport system of the Capital.
Ciampino Airport rises in 1916, becoming since the beginning both a military and a civilian landing, initially used by Heads of State and important persons visiting the Eternal City.
Its maximum expansion, that leads shortly to quintuple the number of flights, happens because of the choice of low-cost airlines companies that mainly relie on this landing rather then to the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, suggesting both national and international flights to most important European cities.
Considered in the past by many persons as the main airport of the City, Ciampino ( maybe improperly so called, considering that only ¼ of its area, concerning the outpost of the Air Force, is in the town of the same name ) is easily reachable, thanks to the Grande Raccordo Anulare, that is very near.
The distance to be covered to reach the centre of Rome is about 15 km, and generally it takes 40 minutes. The airport is connected by buses and shuttles to the Termini Station, and they leaves every 20/30 minutes.
After that, it is possible to reach the city centre arriving to the Ciampino railway station ( and Termini from there ) or, alternatively, using buses to reach the Anagnina underground station. Frequent connections with the centre of Rome makes the area particularly suitable to business customers, that will stay in high quality and cheap hotels, very near to the Ciampino Airport.