Pratica di Mare Air Base

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Coordinates: 41°39′16″N 012°26′42″E / 41.65444°N 12.44500°E / 41.65444; 12.44500

Pratica di Mare Air Base
Airport type Military
Operator Aeronautica Militare
Location Pomezia, Rome
Elevation AMSL 41 ft / 12 m
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13L/31R 2,480 8,138 Asphalt
2,540 8,335 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1]

Pratica di Mare Air Base (ICAO: LIRE) is an Italian Air Force installation southwest of Rome, Italy. It was built in 1937, and in 1957 it was named after Colonnello Mario de Bernardi. It is the biggest Italian air base. A particular detail is that the base is located 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the village of Pratica di Mare, a small Middle Ages-styled town, which is built on the old acropolis of Lavinium.


  1. ^ Airport information for LIRE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.

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