Emirates has opened its 35th lounge at Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome.
The 920 sqm Emirates Lounge in Rome is located at Terminal 3 in the airside transit area, a few metres after passport control.
It can seat 156 guests in leather armchairs and provides runway views and features an open buffet of gourmet dishes from both Italy and around the world and a complimentary full-bar service including premium wine, spirits and champagne.
Other services include a fully equipped business centre with wifi, television and reading areas, shower facilities and a prayer room.
The lounge is furnished with Italian marble floors, Gold Rolex clocks and mahogany furniture.
It is open to Emirates' first and business class customers and to Platinum and Gold members of its frequent flyer programme, Emirates Skywards.
Mohammed H Mattar, Emirates' divisional senior vice president of airport services, said: "We work hard to consistently deliver the best travel experience to our customers, and the new lounge in Rome is a testament to our commitment.
"This is the largest dedicated lounge at the airport in Rome, and is in a new design that reflects the modern style of the Emirates lounges at Dubai's Concourse A."
Emirates currently operates 42 weekly flights to Italy, including two daily flights to Rome Fiumicino, three daily flights to Milan Malpensa and a daily flight to Venice Marco Polo.
Earlier this month, the Gulf carrier announced that it will open a lounge at Glasgow Airport this summer (see news, April 3).