Highlights in Civitavecchia (Rome)

Highlights in Civitavecchia (Rome) during a Mediterranean cruise

Michelangelo Fort

  • fortress to defend the port
  • built on the remains of a Roman villa
  • dating from the 16th century
  • design was entrusted to Michelangelo

Roman bath

  • also called Terme Taurine
  • dates from the 1st century V.C.
  • bathhouse of Emperor Trajan
  • archaeological excavations were started in the 18th century

National Archaeological Museum

  • artifacts of Civitavecchia (2nd century A.D.)
  • 3 floors
  • located in a papal residence from the 18th century