Civitavecchia meaning "ancient town" is a port town 50 miles northwest of Rome and the gateway for all of its famous sites. Most people who arrive in Civitavecchia Cruise Port are passing through on their way to or from a cruise, or visiting Civitavecchia for the day. Enjoy our list of Civitavecchia Excursions and Civitavecchia Shore Excursions!
Not too much remains from its ancient Roman times as it was never a large city. The few remains offer a glimpse into the past but are small in size. Right at the front of the port area are the remains of Forte Michelangelo, built in 1535 to defend the port. Michelangelo designed the upper eight-sided tower. Inside the port and within walking distance from the Forte is the Vanvitelli Fountain from 1740.
Outside the Civitavecchia Cruise Port, you have the archaeological museum which features items found in the immediate area. On the main square is the cathedral that dates from 1610. One site that is accessible are the ruins of the Baths of Traiano, which date back to 400 AD or earlier.
Major sites in Rome are found in three areas - Imperial Rome, Old Rome and the Vatican; check out our Civitavecchia Best of Rome Sightseeing Excursion for seeing the best Rome has to offer.
Imperial Rome includes the Forum, Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla, Hippodrome, Palatine Hill, and the Capitoline Hill Museums. Our Civitavecchia Rome and Colosseum with Private Guide Excursion might be the best option for you to experience this side of Rome.
Old Rome is home to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona as well as some of the finest shopping along its predominantly pedestrian streets
The Vatican, actually a separate country and city in the middle of Rome, is home to the largest Christian church in the world, St. Peters, the adjoining St Peters Square and the Vatican Museums as well as the Pope. Adjacent to the Vatican is the Castel Sant'Angelo. Our Civitavecchia Private Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel Excursion is ideal if you are looking to avoid big crowds.
Outside the city you have Tivoli, Ostia, the Via Appia, catacombs and Orvieto with its Etruscan ruins and wine.
With so much to see, do and absorb, it will be hard to pick and choose what you want to experience. Shore Excursioneer has many unique and selected Civitavecchia Shore Excursions in Italy to help you see and experience all that the area has to offer!