Fiumicino’s Olympian Effort Rewarded

La Dolce Vita (the good life) has returned to Italy’s largest airport. Matteo Legnani tells Fiumicino’s transformational story.

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Rome Fiumicino’s air traffic control tower was designed by Riccardo Morandi, a civil engineer famous for a series of prestressed concrete bridges constructed during the 1960s. AirTeamImages.com/Paul Marais-Hayer
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This fountain is located outside Terminal 3. All images Aeroporti di Roma unless stated.

Disaster-hit, chaos and crisis were just some of the descriptions attached four years ago to Rome’s premier facility. It had been struck by a devastating fire and was also in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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