Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport – FCO
Formally known as Rome–Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci," Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is a public airport operated by Aeroporti di Roma. This international airport is found in the town of Fiumicino in Rome, Italy, and primarily serves the city of Rome. On top of this, FCO- Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is considered the major entry via air to Italy and ranks as eight among the busiest airports in all of Europe. The airport was actually named in honor of the famous Leonardo da Vinci.
Best Time to Visit
Serving almost 43 million passengers, Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is also the central hub of the airlines of Alitalia and Vueling. It was opened way back in January 1961 as a replacement for Rome Ciampino Airport. Before its official opening, FCO had been used in August 1960 to accommodate the increase in passengers during the Summer Olympics that year. It features four asphalt-covered runways with almost 4,000 meter-length and three passenger terminals handling millions of passengers annually. There are over a hundred airlines landing in FCO, connecting more than 200 destinations across the globe. If you’re coming into Rome via the airport, best to explore the nearby towns of La Storta, Ciampino, and Spinaceto.
What to Do & Area Attractions
The airport features two cozy hotels within the vicinity, the Best Western Hotel Rome Airport and the Hilton Rome Airport. You could also check out the nearby Airport One Hotel, which offers a 24-hour airport shuttle.
Another airport serving the city of Rome is the Rome Ciampino Airport, which is relatively smaller than FCO.