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Airport in Rome ( ROM or FCO) Airport in Milan (MIL or MXP)??

We are a family of four planning at trip to Italy June 2010. Using a multi-city trip we plan on flying SEA to Rome and then traveling for a few weeks and flying out of Milan to SEA. My question is which airports in both Rome and Milan are the best to fly into (Rome) or out of (Milan)? Anyone have preferences?

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It's going to depend on whether or not you change planes, where you change, and the airline you're flying.

If you have flights direct from the U.S. you'll arrive at Rome's Fiumicino (FCO) airport. If your flight out of Milan is directly back to the U.S., it will be out of Malpensa (MXP).

However, if you fly a non-U.S. carrier, and have to change planes in Europe, there is a chance your flight out of Milan will leave from Linate (LIN), the smaller airport that is closer to the center of Milan. (Transatlantic flights do no use is airport.)

There is a secondary Rome airport, Ciampino (CIA)but it strictly caters to intra-European low-cost carriers.

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Frank and Steve, Thank you for the replies. I learned something re: airport codes. Sounds like my only option into Rome will be FCO and in Milan I can check pricing of both MXP and LIN for the best fares. Many thanks.