Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome.
The town of Civitavecchia is well known for its superb seafood and attractive sights such as the massive Forte Michelangelo, Cathedral of San Francesco d’Assisi and The Rocca.
The Port of Civitavecchia, also kwown as the Port of Rome, is a major seaport for cruise ships and ferries. It’s also one of the main links with Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily (main city Palermo). Extend your cruise vacation for a couple days and stay in ancient Rome, which is about 1 1/2 to 2 hours away from the port.
Cruise Passenger Terminals
The modern port is located close to the town center. Several vessels can dock at the same time, at one of the 11 quays, which are used by cruise lines.
11 Piers : Traianea, 12, 12B, 13A, 13B, Bramante pier 12, and temporary terminals at piers 11 and 25.
Major cruise companies such as Royal Caribbean International (RCL), Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC and Costa Cruises depart or end Mediterranean cruises in Civitavecchia. It’s one of the busiest ports in the Med. Sailings from the harbour will take you to various Italian and other Mediterranean ports such as Venice, Athens in Greece, Istanbul in Turkey, the Bay of Naples, Port of Barcelona, and beautiful Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Molo Vespucci, Civitavecchia 00053, Italy
By road, the Port of Civitavecchia is approximately 1h30 minutes to 2 hours by taxi or bus from Rome (depending on traffic).
By Train from Rome to Civitavecchia
You can also take the train from Rome’s Termini railway station located in the heart of the city.
Trains run every 30 minutes from Termini to Civitavecchia railway station, which is located within walking distance of the port’s entrance (600m).
Eurostar city – Frecciabianca train takes 45 minutes from Roma Termini. The slower regional trains depart from Termini Station, Ostiense and Trastevere train stations.
Accommodations are somewhat cheaper in this area. Rome’s Opera House is nearby and both the Coliseum and the Trevi Fountain are only 2 metro stops away.
Rome, The Eternal City
Rome, or Roma called in Italian, is referred to as “The Eternal City”.
It’s the capital and largest city of Italy, and one of the oldest cities of Europe. Rome is centrally situated of the Italian Peninsula within the Lazio region.
Among the world’s most visited tourist destinations are located within the city such as the Colosseum or Coliseum and the Vatican. The enclave of Vatican City lies totally within Rome’s city borders. Rome boasts classical beauty and over two and a half thousand years of history. Its historic centre, with many buildings which are a reminder of the legacy of its rich past, is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s the most popular tourist attraction in Italy.
Rome offers something for every taste. Admire the beauty of Caravaggio’s paintings in the Santa Maria del Popolo, the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the ancient Colosseum, or one of Rome’s popular piazza’s or lovely squares. Rome is also home to the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and the stunning St Peter’s Basilica.
Walk from one of the world’s most famous church, gallery or museum to another. Enjoy a freshly brewed espresso in the popular Trastevere district with its cafes and trattorias, or just relax and sit down on the Spanish Steps. The Spanish Steps are surrounded by numerous restaurants, cafés, great value hotels and the Trinita dei Monti Church. Nearby are also the designer shops of the Via Condotti.
We can offer you everything from a cheap or affordable, mid-range hotel, a cosy bed and breakfast (b&b) to a more luxurious place to stay in an ancient building. Well priced accommodations can be found all over the city.
One of the most interesting areas of the city is Trastevere. A bit further but still walkable to all of the main tourist sights. It’s a great place to stay. The Trastevere neighborhood is located across the Tiber River which can be reached via a pedestrian bridge from the Campo dei Fiori area. It’s still a real Roman neighborhood with many great restaurants, piazzas, churches, museums, and shops.
Popular in Rome are bed and breakfast’s and apartments.
Nearest airport – Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports
Fiumicino International Airport FCO — Fiumicino or Leonardo da Vinci airport is the main international airport of Rome, located approximately 31 miles or 50 km from the piers.
Several shuttle services are available from the airport to Rome and Civitavecchia. Travel time by private shuttle is 50 minutes, or more depending on traffic.
Another cheaper option is taking the train from the airport to Trastevere railway station, from this station you can take a local train to Civitavecchia. Travel time is 2 hours.
Some establishments will transfer you for free from and to Rome’s Fiumicino international airport. Some are located within walking distance of the terminal. Shops, restaurants, cafés and a large shopping centre can be found in the area.
Ciampino International Airport CIA — Rome’s second airport, 1 hour from the port.
Rome Ciampino airport has no direct rail link. You can reach Rome by taking a train from Ciampino railway station, located in town centre (travel time to Rome is 15 minutes).
You can get to Rome also by either taxi or one of the airport buses.
There are several ways to travel between Ciampino and Civitavecchia. You can take a taxi, private shuttle, rent a car or jump on a train (first bus to Termini, then by train).
Some properties provide a free airport shuttle service from/to the airport.
Currency and Language
The currency of Italy is the Euro (€).
Italian is the language in Rome and Civitavecchia. English is also spoken on touristic spots.
Car Parking facilities are available near the cruise terminals and are located inside the port area.
The parking facility does not offer a shuttle service to the cruise terminal. So you can take a taxi transfer to and from the pier terminal.