What to do in Civitavecchia (Rome)

Visit Civitavecchia (Rome) during a Mediterranean cruise


Civitavecchia is an important port. It is often called the port of Rome and is located 70 kilometers away.

The harbor offers important ferry connections to destinations like Barcelona, Tunisia, Sicily, Sardinia, and Toulon.

It was Emperor Trajan who gave the order to build the port in the 2nd century A.D. Except for some small sites, very little can be found today from the time of the Roman Empire.


From the cruise port of Civitavecchia, it is an easy walk to the city center. The city itself is not  fantastic and you will be able to see everything in 1 or 2 hours. Almost everyone who docks at Civitavecchia, opts for an excursion to Rome

It's easy to organize your own shore excursion to Rome. You can also book an organized tour through one of our local partners in advance.

Popular ports for an excursion to Civitavecchia (Rome) are: