Civitavecchia main port of Rome

Main dock of Rome

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Distance from FCO airport 60 KM

To reach cruise ships in Civitavecchia from Fiumicino airport you have to take a train

to Roma Termini(1 hour) then change train to Civitavecchia(2 hours local train).

The station near the port is 500 meters walk after can take free shuttle bus to reach cruise terminal.
It's recommended to take a Taxi or Cab from Rome airports to the port ,more easy no waste of time

Main port of Rome is very big,and there are ferry boat to connect to
Sardegna,Naples,Sicily,Barcellona( Spain).Also all cruise ship arrive in Rome they dock in civitavecchia,has 2 terminals for thecruise ships
It's very busy in the month of August
when all the Italians take holly days .

In August can find long car lines, for passengers take ferry to sardegna


The modern city was built over a pre-existing Etruscan settlement.

The harbor was constructed by the Emperor Trajan at the beginning of the 2nd century . The first occurrence of the name Centum Cellae is from a letter by Pliny the Younger (AD 107). The origin of the name is disputed: it has been suggested that it could refer to the centum ("hundred") halls of the villa of the emperor.

In the high Middle Ages , Centumcellae was a Byzantine stronghold. Captured by the Saracens in 828, it was later acquired by the Papal States .

The place became a free port under Pope Innocent XII in 1696. The main port of Rome in modern era, it was occupied by the French in 1849. On April 16 , 1859 the Rome and Civitavecchia Rail Road was opened for service. The Papal troops opened the gates of the fortress to the Italian general Nino Bixio in 1870.

During World War II , Civitavecchia was severely damaged by Allied bombings, which caused several civilian casualties.

Main Sights

  • The massive Forte Michelangelo (" Michelangelo 's fort") was first commissioned from Bramante by Pope Julius II , to defend the port of Rome, and was completed in 1535 by Giuliano Leno and Antonio da Sangallo the Younger , under Paul III . The upper part of the "maschio" tower, however, was designed by Michelangelo, whose name is generally applied to the fortress. The edifice, measuring 100 x 82 m, has four towers with a diameter of 21 m. The main tower, of octagonal shape, has sides of 12 m. The walls have an impressive thickness of 6-7.6 m. The fortress was built over an ancient Roman construction, probably the barracks of the classiarii ("mariners") of the Imperial Fleet.
  • The Rocca ("castle"), re-built in the late 15th century by Pope Sixtus V . A Palazzo Apostolico was added by Pius IV in the 16th century.
  • The cathedral of San Francesco d'Assisi was built by the Franciscans over a pre-existing small church built from 1610. The current edifice, with Baroque -Neoclassical lines, was erected in the eighteenth century.
  • North of the city at Ficoncella are the Terme Taurine baths frequented by Romans and still popular with the Civitavecchiesi. The modern name stems from the fig plants among the various pools.
  • Next to the town is the location of the cruise ship docks that service all of the Rome area. All major cruise lines start and end their cruises at this location, and many others stop for shore excursion days that allow guests to see Rome and Vatican sights, which are about 90 minutes away.




Situated 80 km from Roma,and 60 km from FCO Airport

80km from Ciampino Airport.
Train Station is not fare from the Dock entrance
(15 minutes walk)
There are local trains to connect to Roma
(time ride 1 hour 30 minutes)
But no direct trains to the Airports
you must go always to Rome to reach the airports.



Hotels in Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia, Viale Garibaldi 34

It's central location 5 minute walk to dock entrance

where is

Free shuttle cruise terminals transportation


Hotel De la Ville

Civitavecchia, Viale della Repubblica 4



Hotel Mediterraneo Suisse

Civitavecchia, Lungomare Garibaldi 36



Sunbay Park Hotel

Civitavecchia, Via Daniele Rossi (South City)



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Getting to Rome

Rome has two major airports: Fiumicino and CiampinoRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
Rome's main airport is well-connected to the center during the day by a direct train and slower trains. The direct train between Fiumicino and Termini costs € 11,00 and takes approximately 50 minutes. It leaves from and arrives at track 26 at Termini (the main train station).

Rome Ciampino Airport
A smaller airport dealing mainly with charter flights and budget airlines. It is connected to Line A metro station Anagnina (about 35 mins by metro from Termini) by Cotral buses; ticket costs € 1. Buses leave every half hour.

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