| I recently used Fiumicino three times - to connect from an international flight to a domestic flight, to arrive on a domestic flight, and to depart on an international flight. Overall, I was satisfied with the cleanliness, signage, modern bathrooms (with running water in the sink, liquid soap, and electric dryer side by side), and spaciousness. The transit involved a long walk and we were amazed that there were only two of us who was "exiting" into the domestic section and there were two agents who readily stamped our passports. The departure was by a bus to the plane parked far off on the tarmac. The bus was packed and having boarding zone #1 on the boarding pass made no difference as everyone rushed out of the bus to clamber up the staircase! Flying into Rome, the plane was again parked away from the terminal but the bus was prompt and quick and it was a breeze to get out of the terminal. Followed the signs and a long walk on moving sideways to the Leonardo express train where bought tickets using English language instructions. Attendants helped us validate the ticket and we were on the train where the ticket checker helped passengers find seats by moving luggage around. Returning was again surprisingly smooth. We took the train back and followed the signs to E terminal. The security check for flights to the U.S. was separate and there was hardly anyone. The immigration check area looked busy but our queue moved fast and no fuss. We walked into shops -- similar to any major international airport. The E terminal was quite a distance away and we went into an Alitalia lounge. It was small, crowded, and hot. Food and drinks were limited and two assistants helped with getting you those. The lounge did not offer the quiet and class that was available at JFK. Outside the lounge, a flight up was a Musei Vatican gift shop where I picked up a few last minute souvenirs. The flight time was posted and at the gate there was a huge crowd. The boarding went smoothly, the electronic boarding pass on my i-Phone worked and we were ushered into our seats. All in all, Fiumicino was a civilized functioning place - easy to get to and leave by the express train -- with all elements working. The lounge could be better, the bus rides to and fro from the planes could be less chaotic but otherwise, And the best part was that all the Alitalia flights I took were on time.