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 sunset

Fiumicino, Italy sunset

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Where

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.

Fiumicino, Italy - Tiber River seen from the Giugno Bridge

Fiumicino, Italy – Tiber River seen from the Giugno Bridge

How To Get Here

Fiumicino Airport is the home of Alitalia (AZ), an Etihad and 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.

Cotral

Rome Airport Bus

Seatour – this is the local bus company

SIT Bus

T.A.M. Bus

Terravision

Just follow the signs to ground transportation once you exit the departure area of the terminal.

Fiumicino -Italy - Rome Airport Bus Station

Fiumicino -Italy – Rome Airport Bus Station

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 Berlin (AB), 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).

 

Where To Stay

As with many airport towns, you can find many different hotels with differing standards. The Best Western is one of the larger airport hotels. You can find a list of hotels here and also here.

 

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.

Fiumicino, Italy - A typical seafood dish from the region

Fiumicino, Italy – A typical seafood dish from the region

 

Fiumicino, Italy - Seafood pasta dish

Fiumicino, Italy – Seafood pasta dish

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.

Fiumicino, Italy - Giugno Bridge, Port of Fiumicino, Italy

Fiumicino, Italy – Giugno Bridge, Port of Fiumicino, Italy

You can find a list of things to do here.

==>> TripAdvisor also have listed a few things to do here, so check them out.

==>> You may also check Viator for additional things to do.

Additional Information

Language: Italian

Currency: Euros (EUR)

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4 Responses

  1. I spent some time in Italy but never visited Fiumicino. I’m a fan of small fishing towns so this one would looks worth a visit.

    • kerwin says:

      Hi Tawanna,
      Thanks for your thoughts. Yeah, most people do exactly what you do, me included :-). If you ever get a chance please check out Fiumicino, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed at all.

      Kerwin.

  2. X says:

    Oh, if I had only known….that seafood looks so yummy! But then again, the last time I was through FCO there wasn’t a lot of extra time in the schedule.

    Do a lot of people who live in Fiumicino work at the airport?

    Thanks for explaining why the airport is named Fiumicino…now I know. 🙂

    • kerwin says:

      So next time you have to make some time :-).
      And you are welcome.
      I would guess that a fair amount of people who live in Fiumicino works at the airport, but uncertain.

      Kerwin.

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