17 April 2019
First event of the 2019 edition with Lidia Ravera

Fiumicino, 17 April 2019 “L’amore che dura” (The love that lasts) by Lidia Ravera opens up the second edition of Lìbrati, the cultural event that turns the capital city airport into a literary lounge. The author and journalist, made famous in the ‘70s by her début novel – Porci con le ali (Pigs with wings) – recounted for the passengers in Terminal 1 the bumps in the road of life as a couple, raising questions about the reasons and the contradictions of love.

Introduced by Michela Monferrini, a young Roman author, Lidia Ravera livened up the literary lounge that Aeroporti di Roma opened in 2018 with the Mecenate 90 cultural association, chaired by Giuseppe De Rita, and the Mibact Centro per il libro e la lettura (Centre for books and reading).

Lìbrati, which gives Fiumicino travellers the chance to meet authors and discover new literary works just a few metres from the gate prior to departure, will continue through the end of 2019, offering yet another opportunity to entertain passengers and the possibility of pleasantly passing the time as they wait for their flights.

And it is precisely thanks to this type of initiative that Leonardo da Vinci has been confirmed according to passenger evaluations, for the second year in a row, as the leading airport in Europe for the quality of the services provided.

The initiative’s hashtag is #libratiFCO.


Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group Company, manages and develops the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino and undertakes other activities relating and complementary to airport management. Fiumicino has two passenger terminals. It is dedicated to business and leisure clients on national, international and intercontinental routes. Ciampino is mainly used by low-cost airlines, by express couriers and for General Aviation operations. In 2018, the ADR airport system registered 48.8 million passengers, with over 230 destinations across the world accessible from Rome thanks to around 100 airlines operating in the two airports. According to Skytrax, in 2017 Fiumicino was the world’s number one airport for improvements and developments to its services. This recognition adds to the award granted to the airport by Airport Council International World as the most popular airport in Europe among the hubs with more than 40 million passengers, and to the 2018 “Best Airport Award” earned by the Rome airport during the annual Airport Council International meeting.


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