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Anna Kucharz 

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Posted 4 October 2016 - 17:24 CET

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a decent spotting location in Rome Fiumicino airport, accessible by public transport or within a walking distance from the terminal?

Unfortunately I will have no car to visit all places..

Thank you a lot in advance!

Andrea Balbin 

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Posted 4 October 2016 - 18:27 CET

Hi, try to give a look here

http://www.spotterguide.net/index.php/planespotting/europe/italy/rome-fiumicino-fco-lirf/

I'm not so sure but without a car it should be quite tough to get around the airport because the airport is far away from Fiumicino and there is any visitor terrace at FCO.

Anna Kucharz 

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Posted 4 October 2016 - 21:52 CET

Yes, I have checked this site first, but still looking for an advise from someone familiar with this airport and has most updated information and tips.

Giorgio Varisco 

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Posted 5 October 2016 - 08:45 CET

Try to contact the local spotters group, they are very friendly and always willing to help: http://www.romaspotters.it/forum/

Anna Kucharz 

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Posted 6 October 2016 - 10:41 CET

Thank you but sadly I am not able to register (everything is in Italian) and posts from international section are rather old ones..

Marcos 
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Posted 6 October 2016 - 15:40 CET

Hi Anna , i'm a romaspotter member and i'm glad to help you. But , unfortunaly, i confirm what said Andrea : without a car is not easy .Car is necessary for getting around the airport as the locations are pretty far from villages and hotels and you occasionally have to switch runways as well. In romaspotter forum there's the possibility to select british english , and after registration you can post in english in" international forum" section (the last one) . If you can share your date in fco , probably on of us can help you to reach spotting point by his car.

ciao,

marco

Igor Mikhelevich 

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Posted 8 October 2016 - 18:13 CET

Dear Anna,

Only places, where you can take photos at Fiumicino airport without transport are:

- cafe in the airport departute hall (through the not quite clear glass);

- ramp, left from airport terminal (planes in the air only).

Both of them are not good, but it better than nothing, I think :)

Regards,

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Anna Kucharz 

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Posted 9 October 2016 - 13:51 CET

No public transportation, buses around? I might be staying in the hotel near the runway 16R/34L, does it make any better?

Igor Mikhelevich 

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Posted 9 October 2016 - 22:52 CET

I didn't find any public routes around runways when I was there in January.

Maybe this link will be helpfull: http://www.plane-mad.com/airport-spotting-guides/italy/rome-fiumicino-fco-lirf.html

Anna Kucharz 

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 09:02 CET

Thank you Igor, I see that at least 3 points will be available for me by walk. Hotel says there is a bus stop nearby so maybe I will manage somehow.

Which locations did you visit?

Marcos 
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Posted 10 October 2016 - 11:43 CET

hi Anna , what it 's not shown in the links is that runs along the RWY 16R/34L a bicycle path , that is walkable too.This bicycle path is accessible from spotting point "ponticello" and at the ends of the rwy. Ask to the hotel if you can rent a bike at the hotel location .

ciao,

marco

Anna Kucharz 

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 12:23 CET

Yep, there is such option in the hotel so your advice will help me a lot :)

Igor Mikhelevich 

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:54 CET

Hi Anna,

When I was in Fiumicino, I was planning to walk to some of the spotting points, because it seemed to me that it is very easy to do on the road. I like to walk, and long distance in not a problem for me. But, unfortunately, roads has no sidewalks, so walk on the grass and at +23 degree (this is in January) in winter clothes turned out to be difficult. Therefore, going about 2 kilometers around the fence, I returned to the terminal and took photos from those points, which about I told you before (cafe and ramp).

Bests,

Igor

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