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Flights / Re: Easyjet are back
« Last post by rometony on January 09, 2019, 10:45:06 PM »

thanks for the post
I had a look and although didnt book via ancona
i found some flights with easyjet to bristol  from rome with a return from gatwick to rome at very reasonable prices for august.

much appreciated

t
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Flights / Re: Easyjet are back
« Last post by Larfalot on January 03, 2019, 08:31:30 PM »
Oh that's great news thanks!  Gatwick is more preferable for me.  We've done that route with the RA  ::) from Stanstead (a long trek for us) to Ancona.  Even had 'someone off the telly' on our flight.  (We assumed they were going to Le Marche  :P  )  We left several hours late  ::) so arrived too late for the bus from airport to the train station.  Had to get a taxi to train station, had by then missed our train, had to wait hours in a heatwave (it was a heatwave) for the next train then, having promised my other half that the train was a breeze - we ended up in a non air con carriage/train and melted for hours so much so, that we were sliding off the seats (literally).  We were feeling delirious not just with the super early start to get to stanstead, but the delays and the heatwave.  By the time we were approaching Pineto, my daughter and I declared we were hallucinating, as we were seeing Girraffes by the track.  We really thought we'd lost the plot by then.  ;D(Turned out the circus was - sadly - in town). 

So Gatwick to Ancona is great for us as we don't have to get up too early and hopefully EJ wouldn't be hours late and we wouldn't be travelling by train in too hot a time of year (we don't drive in Italy).


So thanks for that.
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Flights / Easyjet are back
« Last post by Andy n Kate on January 02, 2019, 08:00:40 PM »
Just for your information, Easyjet are resuming their summer schedule fro Ancona to Gatwick from the end of June to the end of October. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flights about £50 each way at present.... :)
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Motoring / Re: Uk registered cars - Alert
« Last post by redslk on November 14, 2018, 05:53:40 PM »
For all interested I just googled ‘car hire Fiumicino’ and Rentalcars.com was one of the first to come up. They are a comparison site and I picked ‘Win’ because of cost, reviews and the fact they are based in the terminal. The process was very straight forward and the staff polite and helpful.
I always check and photograph the car before I drive off as I have been caught out a couple of times with other companies.
V.
Thanks V
It was rental cars I got redirected to.
Agree with the routine of photo's on collection.
Andy
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Motoring / Re: Uk registered cars - Alert
« Last post by Venatore on November 14, 2018, 05:34:12 PM »
For all interested I just googled ‘car hire Fiumicino’ and Rentalcars.com was one of the first to come up. They are a comparison site and I picked ‘Win’ because of cost, reviews and the fact they are based in the terminal. The process was very straight forward and the staff polite and helpful.
I always check and photograph the car before I drive off as I have been caught out a couple of times with other companies.
V.
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Motoring / Re: Uk registered cars - Alert
« Last post by redslk on November 14, 2018, 05:14:05 PM »
My recent rental for a Renault estate was only £55 for a week including insurance with Win Auto so maybe rental could be a competitive option compared to owning. At least you know the car will always be ready to roll and it solves the problem of how to get from the airport to your house and back.
V.
Hi V
Do you have a link to the hire people, I got redirected when I searched for them.

Ta

Andy
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Motoring / Re: Uk registered cars - Alert
« Last post by Vignaverde on November 14, 2018, 04:25:40 PM »
We have some clients who bought a car together with another set of clients, they share all the expenses (one is resident here and one not) and they use it 6 months each (or as near as possible). Remember here the cars are insured not the person so it could be an option for some of you to do this, or buy a banger in the name of a friend here and you use it when you return.
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Motoring / Re: Uk registered cars - Alert
« Last post by GeordieBorn on November 14, 2018, 01:39:14 PM »
To me it sounds like an ideal business opportunity for some enterprising person or garage to expand into.
A while back whilst in the local ACI office they had leaflets for car hire and if I recall correctly the rates were much better than your normal airport companies. It might be worthwhile calling into yours and asking if they have such AND if available to none residents. Mind you Venatore is absolutely correct in saying, getting back and forwards to the airport is still a problem, but at least if you are not too far away there are a lot more taxis at the airport now.
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Motoring / Re: Uk registered cars - Alert
« Last post by Venatore on November 14, 2018, 12:17:25 PM »
My recent rental for a Renault estate was only £55 for a week including insurance with Win Auto so maybe rental could be a competitive option compared to owning. At least you know the car will always be ready to roll and it solves the problem of how to get from the airport to your house and back.
V.
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Motoring / Re: Uk registered cars - Alert
« Last post by redslk on November 14, 2018, 11:29:38 AM »
Thanks for all the responses, seems I am a bit snaffed then, my wife is not a great passenger in a car so driving backwards and forwards not an option.

I have no intention of using a "fudge" me thinks down that route disaster awaits.

I may well research a little further with our car insurers here in the UK as well as maybe contacting the Italian Embassy here in the UK. Any car we would own would be off road when we are not on holiday so shouldn't cause any issues, and of course our contact address being in the UK can hardly be a problem for the authorities as speeding fines  ::) have turned up without issue (only twice in 11 years...)

Andy

As an additional question on a follow up subject. Does anyone know of a car hire company in the area who do good rates for lengthy rentals? Don't mind too much if the cars are not in the best of condition, just reliable is needed.
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