Rome Fiumicino Airport: everything you need to know
Europe’s sixth and the world’s 25th busiest airport is the largest aviation hub in Italy, and services more than 35 million passengers on an annual basis. One of the best things about the airport is the fact that it’s just a short ride away from the city centre, but its convenient location is not the only feature of Fiumicino that travellers seem to love.
In addition to the varied selection of food and shopping both pre- and post-security, FCO offers a wide array of facilities to make your journey as comfortable as possible:
Usually, these areas are exclusive to business and first class passengers, but at FCO, economy passengers can either purchase a day pass or sign up for a membership program to enter the airport lounges. At Terminal 3, you’ll find I Mosaici, Le Anfore Business Class Lounge, and the Avia Lounge. There are also three Alitalia Lounges in Terminal 1 and two lounges in Terminal 3. Each offers their own amenities, from conference facilities to showers. Check out Sleeping in Airports for more details on each of the lounges.
Free WiFi is still an issue for many travellers as the majority of airports are still reluctant to provide the service without an added cost. Thankfully, passengers can access WiFi for free throughout Fiumicino by simply registering for the “Airport Free WiFi” or “Boingo” networks.
Like many of the leading European airports, Fiumicino has short stay, long stay, and valet parking options. Although it doesn’t have a Mid Stay parking option which seems exclusive to airports like London Stansted, there are also plenty of parking spaces available for business and other short-term travellers: long-term parking is a shuttle ride away from the airport, while valet parking is located in front of the domestic terminal. There is also handicap and express parking which have additional benefits such as insurance coverage, a welcoming service, as well as the Alitalia fast check-in service.