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.

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
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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