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Le Anfore Lounge Rome Airport
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Since the Alitalia Giotto Lounge was rather disappointing, we decided to briefly visit the Le Anfore Lounge, which is the contract lounge right next door to the Alitalia one.
The Le Anfore Lounge belongs to the Priority Pass network, which I have access to through my American Express Platinum Card.
It took the agent a little while to admit us as she was having issues with the Priority Pass “card swiper,” though after a few minutes we were allowed in.
So the lounge is cheesy and feels a bit like the seating area for a Sbarro in a mall food court… but the lounge was almost totally empty!! Given how crowded the Alitalia lounge is, I’ll take this lounge with plenty of seating any day of the week.
The lounge had a ton of furniture — I almost felt like it was the back of a chain furniture store after they got a shipment for the entire region.
The lounge had an unattended bar. I’m not sure how exactly that was supposed to work, since they had liquor displayed on the shelves behind the bar. I guess it was self serve?
Then there was a fridge with big bottles of soda. Big bottles of soda=flatness.
I couldn’t help but feel like the food spread was set up as if it were for a funeral, between the burgundy tablecloth and the cheap flowers that can’t help but elicit sympathy.
The food didn’t exactly look good, but then again it’s not like it was any better in the Alitalia lounge. They had finger sandwiches, croissants, and pastries.
So the Le Anfore lounge gets points for being quiet, but at the end of the day Rome Airport isn’t one you visit for the ground experience!