1. Fiumicino, Italy
Why Fiumicino, Italy
The neighborhood of Fiumicino, Italy, gives you a true taste of a local Italian fishing village. Sure you should head to Rome, but Fiumicino, gives you a true taste of Italy and how the locals live.
Fiumicino, Italy is the area where the main airport, Fiumicino International, for Rome is located. It is a quiet seaside town that is not visited often, but well worth visiting to get a feel for a local Italian city and culture. It’s a great starting or ending place for a trip to other parts of Italy.
It sits on the same southern coast as Naples, Italy.
How To Get Here
Italy has an amazing train system, especially the Frecciarossa from Trenitalia. There is a train station at the airport. Once there you can take the bus to Fiumicino.
Fiumicino Airport is the home of Alitalia (AZ), a SkyTeam Alliance partner. As such, you can get to this city from many places in the world. There are flights from all the major cities in the world.
Once you arrive at Fiumicino airport (FCO), getting to the town of Fiumicino is pretty easy. You can take Uber, a taxi, local bus or special buses. These special buses are the same buses that will also take you to the city of Rome if you care to visit on another trip or this particular trip. You can purchase the tickets online, at the airport or on the buses.
Just follow the signs to ground transportation once you exit the departure area of the terminal.
Here is a list of some of the airlines serving the airport:
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Air Algerie (AH), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air Europa (UX), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Malta (KM), Air Serbia (JU), Air Transat (TS), El Al Airlines (LY), Alitalia (AZ), American Airlines (AA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), Blue Air (OB), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Croatia Airlines (OU), Czech Airlines (OK), Delta Air Lines (DL), EasyJet (U2), Egyptair (MS), Emirates (EK), Etihad (EY), Ethiopian (ET), Eurowings (EW), Hainan Airlines (HU), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jet2.com (LS), Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Middle Eastern Airlines (ME), Monarch Airlines (ZB), Montenegro Airlines (YM) , Neos Air (NO), Norwegian Air (DY), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Ryanair (FR), SAS (SK), Tarom (RO), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAP Portugal (TP), Thai Airways (TG), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Uzbekistan Airways (HY), Vueling (VY), Wizz Air (W6).
There are buses that will run from Rome’s main station to the Fiumicino airport and then to the town of Fiumicino. Here are some bus choices:
You can find additional information at https://www.fiumicinoairport.net/transport/buses.shtml.
The town is accessible by car, just put the information into a mapping software like Google Maps.
Where To Stay
Where To Eat
As this is a fishing community, there are several seafood restaurants to check out. Check them out here. Plus there are many seaside bars and quaint cafes just waiting for you to explore the Italian cuisine.
There is also a supermarket where you can get some groceries in case you want to prepare your own meals or pick up a bottle of local wine.
You can find a list of places to eat here.
What To Do
Not much to do but walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the area. It is a quiet town with a beach at one end and the airport at the other. The people are very friendly, so stop and say hello and also watch the fishing boats come in.
You must however see the Giugno Bridge in the Port of Fiumicino; its unique as its a lift bridge, that means the roadway lifts up so the ships/boats pass below it. The bridge crosses the Tiber river.
You can find a list of things to do here.
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Currency: Euros (EUR)