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 a military airport for the Italian Air Force. It was installed in Pomezia, Lazio, Italy; southwest of Rome, Italy. It was created around 1937. Later, in 1957, it was named after Colonnello Mario de Bernardi. It is the biggest Italian air base there. 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 Aged-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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