Why choose a cruise to Civitavecchia?
A Civitavecchia cruise takes you within a short drive to Italy’s buzzing capital city. Rome is unrivalled in its artistic and cultural heritage. There’s something to fascinate around every corner, from the crumbling Colosseum to the marble-domed basilica of the Vatican.
And of course, a Civitavecchia cruise has other perks. You not only have a chance to explore Rome, but also Civitavecchia itself, where there are the fascinating remains of several Roman baths. You’re located a short distance from some gorgeous beaches, such as the Lido di Tarquinia.
A guide to Civitavecchia’s hotspots
No Civitavechhia cruise is complete without a trip to Rome’s Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built. Gaze in wonder at the curved walls and archways of this inspiring structure as you learn more about Rome’s tumultuous history.
The Vatican City is packed with iconic attractions. The Sistine Chapel is the most famous of these. In the early 16th century, Michelangelo painted the roof of the chapel with a fresco regarded as one of the most important pieces of Western art. St Peter’s Basilica, a majestic structure designed by Raphael and Michelangelo, is also unmissable.
Another iconic landmark is the gorgeous Trevi Fountain, the world’s largest baroque fountain. According to legend, if you throw a coin in the fountain you are bound to return to Rome. There are numerous gelato shops and al-fresco restaurants around the fountain – the perfect place to watch the world go by.
After a day spent in Rome, relax and unwind in Civitavecchia. Stroll past quaint, brightly coloured houses in the old medieval district. Visit the Ficoncella Thermal Baths, where you can still bathe in the hot, healing waters.
Cruise lines that sail to the port of Civitavecchia
The best time to visit Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia and Rome get hot in the summer, with an average temperature of 26°C during July and August (although the mercury often soars to 30°C). Make sure to pack your sunscreen if you visit during these months!
The weather is better for sightseeing in March and April, when the temperature hovers between 10°C–15°C. Travel during Easter and you will catch Holy Week, Rome’s largest festival, with huge masses and processions in the Vatican City.
Did you know?
· Around €3,000 is thrown into the Trevi fountain every day, but it’s illegal to remove it
· Rome has more than 900 churches
· An estimated 500,000 people lost their lives in gladiatorial fights at the Colosseum
· Rome is the most photographed city in Europe.