Presentation of the destination
Fiumicino is a town of about 60,500 inhabitants located on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, in western Italy. It is very close to Rome and it is the Leonardo da Vinci airport, the most important in the country. Fiumicino is a fishing village well known for its restaurants where fresh seafood is eaten. The beaches of Fiumicino are black due to the large amount of iron that this coast has, and they are the ideal place to rest for the inhabitants of Rome. The climate in Fiumicino is characterized by having very hot summers and cold winters but without the temperatures falling below 0 degrees Celsius. During the autumn months, the greatest amount of rainfall is recorded throughout the year. Fiumicino is in the GMT + 1 time zone, the currency of use is the euro.
Points of interests / things to see
The sacred isola, or sacred island, was artificially constructed during the rule of Emperor Trajan. A canal linking the city of Portus with the Tiber was built to facilitate access by ships from Egypt and Asia to Ostia Antica. Fiumicino means "small river", it is believed that as a reference to the artificial channel built in the Roman era. For a long time the island was an important crossroads that was growing thanks to the sediments that the Tiber has been leaving in its floods. Due to the importance of the island during the 1st century BC, a necropolis was built around the roads that was discovered in the first half of the 20th century. The constructions were very large, some of two floors, and neatly decorated with paintings, stuccos and mosaics. Another outstanding place of Isola Sacra are its ancient thermal baths, known as Termas de Matidia. The main building was built in the second century and remained in use until the sixth century. Finally, the Church of San Hipólito stands out, built between the 4th and 5th centuries. Necropolis Address: Via di Monte Spinoncia 52, Fiumicino, Italy. Timetable: November-February 9 : 00-16: 00, March-October 9: 00-17: 00. Price: free. Phone: +39 06 658 3888 e-mail: sbao-osan @ beniculturali.it
The Port of Trajan was built in the first century to modernize the port system of the area. The new port was closer to the interior, so it was more sheltered and less threatened by storms than the old, built under the rule of Emperor Claudius. The port has a hexagonal shape and an extension of 32 hectares. During the Middle Ages the port was abandoned. The Episcopal Palace and an amphitheater discovered at the beginning of the 21st century stand today in the magnificent work of Roman engineering. The Coliseum in Port of Trajan has helped to show the great public that this type of construction was very common in the Roman era and they were made in all sizes and for very different purposes. Although the best known coliseums are large and were used for shows of wild animals and gladiators, at other times the coliseums are small and were used as private theaters or as administrative buildings , as is the case of the Coliseum of the Palace of Trajan. The Episcopal Palace can be seen along the Trajan moat, with a rectangular floor plan and a main entrance decorated with classical columns.
During the excavations for the construction of the Leonardo da Vinci airport, the remains of the Port of Claudio were found. The surprise was great when they unearthed numerous boats, helmets of Roman freighters that were kept whole and fishing boats. The remains found in Fiumicino allowed us to learn many things about customs and marine life in the Roman era. One of the most surprising discoveries was that the Romans used ships as large as to carry 1,500 tons, ships of such a size that they were not rebuilt until the end of the 18th century. The Museum of the Roman Boats presents an extensive exhibition that shows the discoveries discovered in the Port of Claudio. The sample does not only consist of boats and boats, but also other useful tools for sailors, such as amphoras and other containers to transport oil and grain. The museum also shows how they got Roman fishermen get to port with the fish still fresh. The boats had a hole in their interior that allowed the entrance of salt water to a species of aquarium in which they kept the captured pieces alive until the arrival to the mainland. Address: Via A. Guidoni 35, Fiumicino, Italy. Hours: MD 9: 00-13: 00, M and J also 14: 30-16: 30.
In spite of the many places of cultural interest that Fiumicino offers and the tempting cities of its surroundings, it is worth booking at least one day to enjoy the beaches of Fiumicino. Mediterranean beaches in which to enjoy the good weather, calm and temperate waters, and long days of sun. Access to the beaches is usually paid, only some of the beaches are free, although unfortunately they are usually the most remote or the most overcrowded. There are beaches with affordable prices and it is advisable to access them whenever possible to enjoy without crowds the most beautiful coves. On these beaches it is possible to practice water sports and also fish, as long as you have the necessary permits. The beaches of Castelporziano and Capocotta are open access. Castelporziano has dunes and vegetation in the surroundings, Capocotta is part of a nature reserve that has become a meeting place for nudists and those who want to enjoy a little party near the sea. On all beaches from the Roman coast it is common to find bars and restaurants to enjoy the gastronomy after a long day at the beach.
Just 9 kilometers away from Fiumicino is Ostia Antica, one of the most interesting places in the surrounding area. Ostia Antica was one of the most important cities of the Tyrrhenian coast of the Roman era because thanks to the port it became an important commercial center. After years of splendor the city fell into oblivion and remained buried under sand for several centuries. Nowadays Ostia Antica is very well preserved and you can see many of the buildings as they were used during the Roman era. The city must be crossed by the main road, the sides are kept in standing the facades of old warehouses, shops and taverns. The Theater is also located on this road, which has been restored and has its initial function, hosting performances during the summer. Among the most significant remains of Ostia Antica are the ruins of 18 temples erected in honor of the god of Persian origin Mitra, a Jewish synagogue and a Christian church. These remains are very important from the historical point of view because they indicate that Ostia Antica was a cosmopolitan city. Hours: October-15 February 8: 30-15: 30, 15 February-15 March 8: 30-16: 00, March 8: 30-16: 30, April-August 8: 30-18: 15, September 8: 30-18: 00. Monday closed Price: 11 euros.
It would be unthinkable to spend a few days in Fiumicino and not get close to Rome. The simple fact of walking through its streets transports visitors to remote times, thanks to the excellent degree of preservation of historic buildings. Admire the Colosseum, stroll through the Forum, stroll through the Plaza de EspaÃ ± a, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, spend some time in the Plaza del Popolo, contemplate the Palace of Víctor Manuel and visit the Vatican. A must as pleasant when visiting Rome. Rome is 25 kilometers from Fiumicino. The airport is the best communicated area with Rome, you can take a train that makes the journey in half an hour for 14 euros.
Tivoli is a beautiful old city located 74 kilometers from Fiumiccino. Its villas and large buildings have made it a very tourist destination for which it is worth walking. The Villa Adriana, where the Emperor Hadrian retired to rest to be happy outside the Palatine Palace and the Gregorian villa, commissioned by Pope Gregory, are two of the most beautiful. To complete the visit should not miss the Duomo, the Amphitheater, the Rocca Pia built by Pius II and the Shrine of Hercules. From Fiumicino you can take a train to Tivoli by transferring in Rome, the price varies between 11 and 16 euros.
Lake Albano is located in the town of Castel Gandolfo, known for being the place usually chosen by the popes to spend the summer. The lake is of volcanic origin and is formed by two united craters and is 175 meters deep and is characterized by being 293 meters above sea level. Lake Albano is inside the Castelli Romani Regional Park, where you can enjoy nature on foot or by bicycle. Lake Albano is 45 kilometers from Fiumicino, the train takes the journey in 1:30 hours , the price of the single ticket is 16.10 euros.
Lake Bracciano is located 72 kilometers away from Fiumicino, a beautiful lake of volcanic origin whose main attractions are the small medieval villages that are on its shores. The Orsini-Odescalchi Castle is one of the jewels of the area, it is preserved in perfect condition and you can visit some of the rooms decorated with furniture of the time. The cities of Anguillara, Bracciano and Trevignano are the most beautiful, it is worth strolling through them and contemplate their still medieval features. To get to Bracciano you can take the train, which makes the journey in 1:30 hours, the price of the single ticket is 11 euros.
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How to get there ?
By plane: as we have already mentioned, the most important airport in Italy is in Fiumicino, so you can get to the city from practically any part of the world. Numerous airlines operate in this airport, among which are Aer Lingus, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air Berlin, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, EasyJet, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Ryanair and Swiss. Moving from the airport to Fiumicino is more complicated than it may seem, since the services are aimed at transporting passengers to Rome. There are special taxis that only make the trip to Fiumicino, the price is 20 euros plus the supplement per suitcase or for more than one passenger. By road: the SS296 connects Fiumicino to the interior, directly with Rome. The A12 and E 80 depart from the airport. The SP601 communicates to the south bordering the coast. By train: Trenitalia manages train transfers throughout the country. Fiumicino is well connected to any point in Italy, but the station is located at the airport. Trenitalia: http://www.trenitalia.com/ In the city: Fiumicino is a small city where public transportation is not necessary.
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