Fiumicino

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Fiumicino
Comune
Comune di Fiumicino
Aerial view of Fiumicino
Aerial view of Fiumicino
Fiumicino is located in Italy
Fiumicino
Fiumicino
Location of Fiumicino in Italy
Coordinates: 41°46′N 12°14′E / 41.767°N 12.233°E / 41.767; 12.233
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome
Frazioni Aeroporto "Leonardo da Vinci", Aranova, Focene, Fregene, Isola Sacra, Le Vignole, Maccarese, Palidoro, Parco Leonardo, Passo Oscuro, Testa di Lepre, Torrimpietra, Tragliata, Tragliatella
Government
 • Mayor Esterino Montino
Area
 • Total 213.44 km2 (82.41 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (30 April 2012)
 • Total 73,940
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym Fiumicinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00054
Dialing code 06
Patron saint Hippolytus of Rome
Saint day October 5
Website Official website

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the province of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. It is famous for the presence of the Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, the busiest airport in Italy and the sixth busiest in Europe.

History[edit]

Fiumicino became a comune in 1992; previously it was part of the municipality of Rome, being almost totally included in the former "Municipio XIV".

Mud volcano[edit]

On 24 August 2013, a small mud volcano popped up at the centre of the via Coccia di Morto roundabout.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name literally means little river. The town of "Fiumicino" should not be confused with its namesake, Fiumicino, a small river near Rimini.

Economy[edit]

Fiumicino is home to the largest airport in Italy, the Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, which includes the Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station. The city also houses the head offices of Alitalia and Blue Panorama Airlines.[2][3] All Nippon Airways has its Rome Sales Office in the Room 447 in the (Torre Uffici), on the airport property.[4] Cathay Pacific has an office in the airport's Torre Uffici 2.[5] In addition Small Planet Airlines has an office in Fiumicino.[6]

In addition, Fiumicino has a large fishing center on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast and a sea resort.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Portal icon Rome portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mini volcano pops up in Rome | euronews
  2. ^ "Copyright." Alitalia. Retrieved on 9 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Contact Us". Blue Panorama Airlines. 2013. Retrieved 29 April.  "Blue Panorama Airlines 00054 Fiumicino - Viale delle Arti 123 Pal. D"
  4. ^ "ANA City Offices/Ticketing Offices Europe." All Nippon Airways. Retrieved on 13 August 2011. "Rome Sales Office Room Nr 447 Torre Uffici Aeroporto Di Fiumicino, 00050 Fiumicino Roma"
  5. ^ "Italy." Cathay Pacific. Retrieved on August 31, 2011. "Rome Address Torre Uffici 2 Via Generale Felice Santini snc Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci 00054 Fiumicino (RM)"
  6. ^ "Contacts > Italy." Small Planet Airlines. Retrieved on 25 August 2011. "Address: Via Della Scafa 158, 00054 Fiumicino Rome, Italy"

External links[edit]

Media related to Fiumicino at Wikimedia Commons