It was a simple lounge–warm natural light from the morning sun, plenty of seating, and lack of clutter. But most importantly: an Italian breakfast. And it did not even require passing thru a metal detector to reach.
I’m talking about the Alitalia Lounge in Terminal 1 of Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport.
It’s geared toward domestic and Schengen flights–
The ‘Alitalia lounge’, located into the check-in area of Terminal 1, will continue to be available for checking-in passengers flying to domestic and Schengen destinations.
And I love that concept. Not just a premium check-in area, but a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and croissant before heading off to the gate or the next lounge.
Indeed, the lounge featured a half dozen check-in counters through the main entrance and on the right.
I had already checked in earlier, but I don’t think it would have been a problem to check in here on an international itinerary.
A barista offered freely-ground Lavazza coffee and the smell of fresh-baked croissants was too decadent to ignore. For the health-minded, apples and water were available.
Want more food? Visit one of the other Alitalia lounges: this lounge is just a simple breakfast. But if you like good coffee, this lounge has it!