The cruise port of Civitavecchia is located in the west of the city. It is often called the cruise port of Rome, but it is still more than 70 kilometers away. Generally, cruise ships dock at the most western pier. Several ships can dock at the same time.
At the entrance/exit of the port is Michelangelo Fort, the main attraction of Civitavecchia. From the port you have several transportation options to visit Rome on your own.
Very often Civitavecchia is on the program during a cruise vacation to Italy. Sometimes Rome will be mentioned in your cruise schedule, but you will dock in Civitavecchia about 70 kilometers away. This beautiful port city is conveniently located along the Western Mediterranean and offers a variety of excursions with Rome as top destination!
In the cruise port of Civitavecchia you can find a cruise terminal building with:
shuttle service within the port area and to / from the port facilities
Language in Civitavecchia
The language in Civitavecchia is Italian, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Civitavecchia
The currency in Civitavecchia is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Civitavecchia
Opening times differ a lot around Italy, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Saturday
from 9.00h - 13.00h
and 15.30h - 19.30h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions.
Civitavecchia itself has not too much highlights to offer. Most spectacular landmarks can be found in Rome:
Colosseum was a big amphitheater for gladiators. There is place for 55,000 spectators. Once the Colosseum was the largest building in the world.
It is the most beautiful fountain in Rome. Trevi Fountain is dating from the 18th century (Baroque)
Nationaal Monument Victor Emmanuel II
It's a monument in honor of the first king of united Italy. It was built of pure white marble and was completed in 1935.
Pantheon is a temple dedicated to all Roman gods. It's the most complete building from Roman times.
The Vatican is a holy place of Christianity and residence of the Pope.
Villa Borghese or "park of museums" is the largest park in Rome.
It's the magnificent steps of the church Trinita dei Monti. Spanish Steps are also a popular meeting point for local residents.
If you decide to stay in the port town of Civitavecchia, you can easily discover everything on foot. You can also make us of the free shuttle bus which will bring you to the exit of the port.
When going on a shore excursion to Rome you have several options. You can book an organized tour through your cruise line company or one of our local partners. If you like to go on your own a taxi can be a good option. Most popular is taking the train from Civitavecchia to Rome.
Rome is without doubt the top shore excursion from Civitavecchia. It's quite easy. If you choose for Rome you will need all your valuable time to discover it. If you stay in port it's worthwile to stroll along the Michelangelo Fort and the promenade along the Mediterranean Sea.
Civitavecchia and Rome have a Mediterranean climate with not very cold winters and dry warm summers. The average annual temperature in summer is between 27°C and 31°C and in winter between 10°C and 14°C.
You can discover Civitavecchia/Rome on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.
Excursions in Rome
Excursions in Civitavecchia (Rome)
There's a main office of the Tourism Board close to the Colosseum in Rome. Just keep in mind that it can get very busy during high season.
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Civitavecchia:
Costa Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Pullmantur Cruises, AIDA, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Windstar Cruises, Royal Clipper, Oceania Cruises, Seabourn, Crystal Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Regent, SeaDream Yacht Club, P&O Cruises, SilverSea.