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Fiumicino

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Fiumicino is a city in Lazio. This city is located on the coast near to Rome. Fiumicino airport is also located here.

Background

Fiumicino is situated on the west coast of Italy, in the province of Rome. This is where Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is situated. The town is home to approximately 60,000 inhabitants.

This region enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Spring and autumn are the best time to visit as the weather is most pleasant at this time. In the peak of summers, the temperature tends to regularly go over 35°C. Winters are mild.

Fiumicino is largely a fishing town. Lately, it has also become a popular retreat for people from neighbouring bigger cities like Rome. It is also a popular place for visitors to stay while visiting Rome.

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Fiumicino, Italia

Get in

By Plane

Aeroporto de Roma (aka Leonardo da Vinci International Airport) is actually located in Fiumicino. Downtown Fiumicino is located only a short drive away from the airport.

By Boat

Battelli di Roma: A great way to go from Rome to Ostia and at a very reasonable rate. The boat picks up/drops off in Ostia Antica, Fiumicino's neighboring town.

By Train

The Roma-Lido station is also located in Ostia Antica and provides easy access in to Fiumicino from Rome.

Get around

See

Rome: The city of Rome is only a short train ride away from the Ostia Antica stop. Ostia Antica is only about a fifteen minute car ride from Fiumicino.

Ostia Antica: The ancient Roman city of Ostia was in antiquity situated at the mouth of the river Tiber, some 30 kilometres to the west of Rome. The shoreline moved seawards, due to silting, from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. Therefore Ostia is today still lying next to the Tiber, but at a distance of some three kilometers from the beach. Ostia is Latin for "mouth", the mouth of the Tiber. The river was used as harbour, but in the Imperial period two harbour basins were added to the north, near Leonardo da Vinci airport. The harbour district was called Portus, Latin for "harbour". Ostia is home to a collection of ruins waiting to be visited.

Do

Fiumicino is located on the Western coast of Italy, so it has beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean Sea. Ostia, Fiumicino's neighboring town, also has wonderful beaches. For those who wish to experience the historical wonder of Rome, Fiumicino is conveniently located about 30 minutes outside of Rome via train.

Buy

Leonarda da Vinci Parc shopping area- Any shop you want you can find in this new huge shopping area, about 230 shops.

Eat

Vittoria on the Beach- A traditional Italian style restaurant located on the beach of Fiumicino. With its outdoor dining and view of the ocean, Vittoria on the Beach is the perfect setting for families and couples who wish to experience the beauty of Fiumicino. Located at: 38 Via Lungomare della Salute

Scotland Yard Pub- Not only does this pub have a wide selection of beers, their menu is rather vast as well. Plates range from panini to steak dinners, at the Scotland Yard Pub you are sure to find something you like. Located at: 32 Via Attilio Corrubia

Drink

Sleep

  • Hotel del Mare [1] Modern Hotel in front of the sea, close to Fiumicino Ariport and new Fair Of Rome.
  • Hotel Mach2, Via Portuense 2465, +39 066507149 (, fax: +39 066505855), [2].
  • Aquamarina (Bed & Breakfast), 16 Via Torre Alessandrina, 39.06.658.3507.
  • HOTEL CANCELLI ROSSI, 2443 Via Portuense, 06 6507221.
  • Casa del Sole, 48 Via Giorgio Bombonati, 39.06.65036239, [3].


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