Connection in Rome to US after Arriving from Naples

I know connections in FCO can be a bit time-consuming. On our flight to Italy, we have a long connection time in FCO to Naples so I am not concerned. But on the way back, we are flying Naples to Rome then back to US. We have about one hour and twenty minutes connection time in FCO. I understand that since we are arriving FCO from within Italy and transferring to a non-Schengen/intercontinental flight, we have to go through passport control. But are the lines as long in that direction? This was booked as a single ticket on Alitalia, so I know they are responsible, but I still don't want to miss that flight. Any experience with this?

Thank you.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
13063 posts

I think you will be fine but hard to forecast. Our experience with checking out of Italy has been easier than checking in. We never encountered serious lines when leaving.

Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
8623 posts

That is a pretty standard transfer time allowance. In my memory, the longest lines at FCO were for initial flight check-in, which you won't do there.