Everything went very smoothly flying from Stansted. The meet and greet parking service was easy to find and swift. We had booked this through Ryan Air and it was provided by Meteor.
We hadn’t travelled through Stanstead before and there were good facilities and seating areas. We had booked priority with Ryan Air and for an extra £10 got to walk out to the plane and choose our seats first. We weren’t particularly bothered by this but wanted to make sure we got on the flight on time, and weren’t bumped if there was a shortage of seats.
Ryan Air flight was very good and on arrival at Ciampino Airport we were quickly off and through the baggage claim area and standing quickly in the transfer coach queue. We used Shuttle Bus with the Yellow signs. I think we would book with Terravision next time as they have better waiting facilities within Termini Station, their own Cafe next to their stop, and seem more organised.
There were 3 main queues for 3 transfer coach firms and it was not clear which one was the correct one, we were reliant on Marshalls to direct us to the correct queue. There was no shade and at 25 degrees in the noon sun it was very hot. If arriving in the summer sun hats and water would be important, and on rainy days waterproofs
Disembarking the coach we walked the short distance to our B and B, all in all a very successful arrival in Rome.