What to do in Civitavecchia (Rome)

Visit Civitavecchia (Rome) during a Mediterranean cruise

Introduction

Civitavecchia is one of the most important cruise ports along the Mediterranean. It is often called the port of Rome which is located 70 kilometers (45 miles) 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.

Practical

From the cruise port of Civitavecchia, it is an easy and short walk to the city center. The old town center is not that big and you will be able to see everything in 1 to 2 hours. Almost everyone who docks at Civitavecchia, opts for an excursion to Rome. In that case, you will need all the precious time you have.

It's easy to organize a DIY 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: