The sixth-busiest airport in Europe, Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO), also known more simply as Fiumicino Airport, sees a whopping 35 million passengers each year. The airport is named for Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Italian artist and inventor, who first attempted to design flying machines. The airport is well-connected to Rome via the metro train, although tickets are rather expensive.
The airport is a hub for Alitalia, although there are loads more European and international airlines with regular flights to Leonardi da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport. They come in from across the European Union as well as from the US, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East.
Like any busy airport hub, queues can be long at peak times. Get in early and, if you’ve time to spare, head for the masses of prestigious fashion stores and good coffee shops to pass the time.