Fiumicino

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Fiumicino
Comune
Comune di Fiumicino
Aerial view of Fiumicino
Aerial view of Fiumicino
Fiumicino within the Province of Rome
Fiumicino within the Province of Rome
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 / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni Aeroporto "Leonardo da Vinci", Ara Nova, Casale del Castellaccio, Castel Campanile, Focene, Fregene, Isola Sacra, Le Vignole, Maccarese, Palidoro, Parco Leonardo, Passo Oscuro, Porto, Testa di Lepre, Torrimpietra, Tragliata, Tragliatella
Government
 • Mayor Esterino Montino
Area
 • Total 213 km2 (82 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (30 September 2015)[1]
 • Total 77,870
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fiumicinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00050, 00054, 00057
Dialing code 06
Patron saint Hippolytus of Rome
Saint day October 5
Website Official website

Fiumicino (Italian: [fjumiˈtʃiːno]) is a town and comune in the province of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015).[1] 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]

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.

Recent 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.

On 24 August 2013, a small mud volcano popped up at the centre of the via Coccia di Morto roundabout.[2]

Geography[edit]

Located by the Tyrrhenian coast. Fiumicino borders with the municipalities of Anguillara Sabazia, Cerveteri, Ladispoli and Rome. It lies in the northern side of the mouth of Tiber river, next to Ostia.[3]

It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Aeroporto "Leonardo da Vinci", Ara Nova (or Aranova), Casale del Castellaccio, Castel Campanile, Focene, Fregene, Isola Sacra, Le Vignole, Maccarese, Palidoro, Parco Leonardo, Passo Oscuro (or Passoscuro), Porto, Testa di Lepre, Torrimpietra, Tragliata and Tragliatella.

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.[4][5] All Nippon Airways has its Rome Sales Office in the Room 447 in the (Torre Uffici), on the airport property.[6] Cathay Pacific has an office in the airport's Torre Uffici 2.[7] In addition Small Planet Airlines has an office in Fiumicino.[8]

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

Education[edit]

The Istituto di Instruzione Superiore Leonardo da Vinci is in Fiumicino.[9]

Transport[edit]

The "Leonardo Da Vinci" International Airport, also known as "Rome-Fiumicino", lies in the north-eastern suburb of the town. It is served by the A91 motorway from Rome and by the Roman Suburban Railway line FL1.

The municipality counts the railway stations of Fiumicino Aeroporto and Parco Leonardo, both on the line FL1. Airport station is also served by a non-stop train from/to Roma Termini named Leonardo Express.

The other stations within the municipality, Maccarese-Fregene and Torre in Pietra-Palidoro, are part of the Rome-Pisa line. The branch line from Parco Leonardo to the town's centre, counting the stations of Porto, Fiumicino and Fiumicino Porto Canale, was closed in 2000.[10]

Personalities[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Santa Maria della Salute church 
The harbor by the mouth of Tiber 
Fiumicino Airport 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2015
  2. ^ Mini volcano pops up in Rome | euronews
  3. ^ 41575 (x a j h) Fiumicino on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ "Copyright." Alitalia. Retrieved on 9 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Contact Us". Blue Panorama Airlines. 2013. Retrieved 29 April.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) "Blue Panorama Airlines 00054 Fiumicino - Viale delle Arti 123 Pal. D"
  6. ^ "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"
  7. ^ "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)"
  8. ^ "Contacts > Italy." Small Planet Airlines. Retrieved on 25 August 2011. "Address: Via Della Scafa 158, 00054 Fiumicino Rome, Italy"
  9. ^ "Istituto di Instruzione Superiore Leonardo da Vinci Retrieved on July 24, 2015. Old website
  10. ^ (Italian) Decree of suppression of the line Bivio Porto-Fiumicino (Italian Ministry of Transport)

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