Civitavecchia tourist information.
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. A sea port on the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is located 70 kilometres west-north-west of Rome, across the Mignone river. The harbour is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse.
Civitavecchia which means “Ancient Town” is located 70 km away from Rome and was once known as Centumcellae. In 106 a.d. Trajan Emperor of Rome decided to build a port, today known as the Civitavecchia Port. Most tourists end up in Civitavecchia because of its port which runs some important connections to Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, and Barcellona. Michelangelo’s Fort commissioned to defend the port of Rome is an interesting piece of history as well as the castle – la Rocca – rebuilt by Pope Sixtus V.
Rome Cruise Terminal
Rome Cruise Terminal is the main terminal for cruise lines at Civitavecchia Port of Rome. If you embark on a cruise in the Mediterranean, you’ll have to necessarily go by the RCT terminal. From here, it is possible to reach the docks for cruise ships for boarding and disembarkation, thanks to a free shuttle service.
Rome’s major airport, Fiumicino, is to the west of Rome close to the coast, both airport and Rome itself are about an hours drive. There is a frequent train service between Civitavecchia and Rome’s Termini Station, the most economical way of transferring between Civitavecchia and Rome and its airports. If you intends to reach Rome by train, the Civitavecchia train station is located at about 1 kilometer from the port so you can also reach it by foot.