Fiumicino

Fiumicino is a municipality in the metropolitan city of Rome Capital located on the Tyrrhenian coast, north of the Tiber delta. The Fiumicino area is rich in religious, civil and military architecture, as well as archaeological areas. The area has been frequented since ancient times: here was in fact the settlement of Porto (Portus), Rome’s seaport to which it was connected via the Via Portuense built by the emperors Claudius and Trajan. The necropolis of the same name was found near the Sacred Island, which yielded around two hundred burials from the imperial age, both inhumation and cremation, decorated with frescoes, paintings and mosaics. It is a necropolis intended for a middle social stratum, namely that of the artisans, doctors and freedmen who worked in the ancient port.