If you arrive in Rome by air you will land at one of the city's two main airports - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) to the west, or Ciampino to the east.
Depending on the time of day and the Roman traffic, a taxi journey will take about 30 minutes from either airport. The hotel has a mini-bus service which can be booked in advance. The 'Leonardo Express' train makes the non-stop journey from Fiumicino Airport Station to Termini, the central railway station, in approximately 20 minutes while the airport shuttle bus from Ciampino will take you there in about 40 minutes. The hotel can be reached from Termini by taxi, metro or bus. The metro you want is the red 'A' line, direction Battistini and you should get off seven stops down the line at the Ottaviano-San Pietro-Musei Vaticani station, some 250 metres from the hotel. Bus numbers 64 & 492 leave from the bus stance just outside the station.
If you are travelling by car we suggests print out this page or that you fax/e-mail the hotel for directions. The hotel has a garage which you can book in advance. We strongly recommend that you do this as street parking can be hard to find and expensive.
FROM FIUMICINO AIRPORT
Take the Leonardo Express to Termini Railway Station. Then take the metro 'A' Line (red) to CIPRO underground station. Hotel Alimandi is 15 minutes walk following the Vatican walls.
FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT
Take the Terravision coach to Termini station and follow the same metro instructions. Taxis from both airports take about 30 minutes
FROM TERMINI STATION
Take the 'A' Line (red) to CIPRO underground station. Hotel Alimandi is 15 minutes walk following the Vatican walls.