Offers for shore excursions in Civitavecchia and Rome
Here you can find unforgettable shore excursions in Civitavecchia and Rome.
The eternal city offers numerous attractions, such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. The city is also decorated with masterpieces of Renaissance artist Michel Angelo, Bernini, Raphael and many more.
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Useful information for shore excursions in and around Rome
We have compiled the following tips for sightseeing in Rome and around the cruise port of Civitavecchia.
Sights on a Rome cruise excursion
Rome is a ‘must‘ for every cruise guest on the route in the Western Mediterranean. Everyone, who has never been to the “eternal city”, should take the opportunity to explore this fascinating metropolis with a well organized, individual shore excursion.
Hardly any other city combines different epochs with so many contemporary witnesses in a lively and charming way. Starting with the mostly very well-preserved architectural monuments of antiquity, the countless paintings, frescoes and statues of the Renaissance, to the bustling metropolitan life of the Italian capital: Rome offers everything, here nothing is left to be desired.
Colosseum and Roman Forum
The Colosseum was the site of the famous Gladiator fights in ancient Rome. Built around 70 A.D. under Emperor Vespasian. The Colosseum is still the largest amphitheater in the world. During the walk through the very well preserved walls of the Colosseum, you can hear the swords of the Gladiators still literally rattle.
Not far from the Colosseum to the West is the central square of ancient Rome, Roman Forum. Here you can admire the impressive remains of numerous temples of the ancient Roman deities, and while strolling on the Sacra you can get an idea of the public life in ancient Rome.
Colosseum and Roman Forum are adjacent to each other, easily allowing a combined visit of both attractions.
St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s square
Rome is the Centre of the Catholic Church and the seat of the Pope. A visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s square should not be missed. Behind St. Peter’s Basilica the independent Vatican City State is located behind, which, however, is usually not accessible for tourists.
It took more than 120 years of construction (from 1506 until 1626) and more than 10 builders, until the St. Peter’s Basilica was built.
It is believed the tomb of the Apostle Peter, which owes its name to the building. The Interior of the Cathedral is dominated by the impressive dome of Michelangelo, the largest self-supporting brick structure in the world.
St. Peter’s square, which extends East of the Cathedral, was designed by Bernini. The world’s largest Catholic fair is held annually at Easter, and 787 ft wide square, you can easily imagine how this place can accommodate hundreds thousands of people. North of St Peter’s square, you will find the Sistine Chapel with the famous frescoes by Michelangelo.
St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s square are located west of the Tiber River, about 2.4 miles from the main train station of Rome. If you don’t shy away from the walk, you can visit many other points of interest on the way there.
Fontana di Trevi
The Trevi fountain is probably one of the most famous fountains in the world, but definitely the most popular one in Rome. Built in the 18th century according to a design by Nicola Salvi. The fountain has a classical style, and people are impressed by its countless sculptural details from a maritime scenery which is 164 ft wide.
The fountain is very popular among tourists, because everyone enjoys throwing a coin into the fountain. According to the custom, if you throw one coin into the fountain, you will definitely come back to Rome. If you throw two coins, you will fall in love with a Roman. Whoever leaves three coins, could find the love of their life in Rome.
The Trevi fountain is approx. 9.3 miles west from the main train station and can easily be reached by foot.
The world famous fountain is found in Piazza Navona, located 0.6 miles west of the Trevi Fountain. Fountain of the four rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) by Bernini is the highlight in the middle of the square. Not only its historical side makes this place so unique: the Cafes that line the square attract city tourists as well as residents and contribute to a wonderful calm and charming atmosphere in the early evening hours.
Villa Borghese is a beautiful park in the North of the city center, 1.2 miles from the train station. An amazing place to retire from a very hectic life in the big city and relax with a little greenery.
During the 17th century this great garden, which covers an area of about 5 square kilometer (1.235 acres) was owned by the Borghese dynasty of Princes. Today however, it is open to the public since it passed into public ownership at the beginning of the 20th century.
Cruise port in Civitavecchia
The cruise terminal Civitavecchia (Rome cruise terminal – RCT) offers 5 piers to handle the cruise ships alone. In addition there is a stand-alone terminal for ferries (Autos trade del mare – ADM).
What you should know before your cruise excursion in and around Rome
Shipping companies and routes
Most cruise itineraries in the Western Mediterranean sea start in Civitavecchia. This is the best opportunity for cruise excursions to Rome.
Among other things, there are Mediterranean cruises like Private, NCL and MSC, as well as Royal Caribbean, Thomson, and P&O which stops in Civitavecchia.
Entry and visa
Canadian and US citizens using passports do not require a visa to enter the Schengen Area of countries in Europe for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days. Some shipping companies require a valid passport for cruises.
Please check the visa requirements for your cruise line.
The Western Mediterranean, Civitavecchia and Rome are usually visited during the summer months. This is when it’s mostly hot and dry in the middle of Italy.
Spring and autumn are a good travel time as well. It is the shoulder season in Italy and it’s quieter. Winter is the low season. Some shipping companies have all year
round offers for the Western Mediterranean.
Webpage port operators and tourism organization
- Port operator: Civitavecchia port
- Official website: Civitavecchia, Rome
- Online travel guide: Wikitravel
Video: Impressions of Rome
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