Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) Travel Guide
Italy’s largest airport served more than 36 million passengers in 2010. Located in Fiumicino, approximately 20 miles from Rome’s historic center, this bustling airport is a hub for Alitalia.
The only airport outlets for this über-chic Italian fashion label are in Rome, so if you missed the dazzling main outlet on Via Condotti, head to Terminal B for shoes and accessories—leather purses (women), chunky studded belts (men), or snakeskin-patterned leashes (Fido)—or to the Terminal C sat
In transit business travelers make use of long layovers at this more than 9,000-square-foot temporary office space. There are six rooms in which to get work finished, as well as three meeting rooms.
Famous for its luxurious cotton socks in bright, multicolored stripes, this Italian label also makes similarly vibrant clothes and accessories for men, women, and kids. Candy-colored bathing suits, neckties, tote bags, and sneakers make terrific sartorial souvenirs.
Ferrari-philes will find all manner of merchandise here related to their favorite performance autos. The shop carries everything from logo-emblazoned key chains and T-shirts (starting at $45) to racy leather jackets to silver reproduction pistons from the 360 Modena Spider (about $850).
This venerable chocolate company, founded in Turin in 1878, prides itself on its natural ingredients and artisanal origins. The shop sells beautifully packaged chocolates in a variety of forms (from bars to individually wrapped tartufi to cubotti—small blocks).
The satellite location of a chic city salon chain, Bunny’s offers a full menu of beauty services to revive bedraggled travelers: haircuts and styling, tanning beds, full-body massages, waxing…there’s even a vibrating Full Tonic treatment that promises to reduce cellulite and improve circulation.
Established in Rome during the 1960’s, this family-owned artisan workshop specializes in handcrafted, buttery soft gloves. Although originally constructed as an accessory for warmth, Sermoneta's products are also now known for being super stylish.
This outpost of the popular Roman florist is a perfect place to pick up a bouquet or bonsai plant for your host (or jet-lagged arriving friend). Open daily 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
San Crispino gelato—considered by many locals to be the best in Rome—is made and served under exacting conditions.
Part of a European chain, this blue-walled express spa is great if you need a quick beauty fix.
The oldest paper producer in Europe (founded in 1264), Fabriano not only invented the watermark, but also supplied artists like Michelangelo, Raphael, and Goya.
Multi-tasking travelers on can freshen up their laundry while on layover at Clean Life Dry Cleaning in the arrivals terminal Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome. For about $4 per item, patrons can have their clothing cleaned, pressed, and ready to wear for the next destination.
For a healthy pick-me-up, head to My Juice in the MyChef food court at Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport in Rome. The focus here is on acentrifugato — a blended fresh mixed fruit or vegetable smoothie.