I’m sure there are worse, but getting up at 5am just to deal with airports and sit on planes is not something I’d wish on most people.
On the plus side, we’ll land at home around 5pm local, barring another delay like we had on the way out. If that happens, we’re paying for one of those work/sleep suites to snooze out the layover. Not having a repeat of last time.
FCO is mostly deserted, which is creepy. But at least there’s no hum of people.