Fiumicino

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Fiumicino
Comune di Fiumicino
Aerial view of Fiumicino
Aerial view of Fiumicino
Coat of arms of Fiumicino
Coat of arms
Fiumicino within the Metropolitan City of Rome
Fiumicino within the Metropolitan City of Rome
Location of Fiumicino
Fiumicino is located in Italy
Fiumicino
Fiumicino
Location of Fiumicino in Lazio
Fiumicino is located in Lazio
Fiumicino
Fiumicino
Fiumicino (Lazio)
Coordinates: 41°46′N 12°14′E / 41.767°N 12.233°E / 41.767; 12.233
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniAeroporto "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
 • MayorEsterino Montino
Area
 • Total213.89 km2 (82.58 sq mi)
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total79,630
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fiumicinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00050, 00054, 00057
Dialing code06
Patron saintHippolytus of Rome
Saint dayOctober 5
WebsiteOfficial website

Fiumicino (Italian: [fjumiˈtʃiːno]) is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015).[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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, Torre in Pietra, 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.[6][7]

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

Education[edit]

The Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Leonardo da Vinci is in Fiumicino.[8]

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.[9]

Personalities[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2015
  4. ^ Mini volcano pops up in Rome | euronews
  5. ^ 41575 (x a j h) Fiumicino on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ "Copyright." Alitalia. Retrieved on 9 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Contact Us". Blue Panorama Airlines. 2013. Retrieved 29 April. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help) "Blue Panorama Airlines 00054 Fiumicino - Viale delle Arti 123 Pal. D"
  8. ^ "Istituto di Instruzione Superiore Leonardo da Vinci Retrieved on July 24, 2015. Old website
  9. ^ (in Italian) Decree of suppression of the line Bivio Porto-Fiumicino (Italian Ministry of Transport)

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