Top Tours & Activities in Civitavecchia
This lovely port town dates back to prehistoric times, so there's plenty wow-factor and it's just 50 minutes from Rome. The coastline is a welcome break from chaotic Rome and shouldn't be overlooked as an area to just pass thru enroute to elsewhere. Steeped in history and lots of pretty shops, it's a real pleasure to stop and explore this delightfully different town.
This Renaissance era fortress was named after Michelangelo who designed part of the main tower. The San Sebastiano bastion has an underground secret tunnel which served as an escape route in the past.
This former Jewish ghetto hosts a dazzling array of bars, cafes, and restaurants. The buildings in this area were formerly inhabited by fish workers from Naples, but still was mainly comprised of a Jewish population.
Why not have a stroll around this pleasant pedestrian shopping area lined with an array of high-end classy stores and goods to ponder over? Go on, you're on holiday!
A sight to behold, the neoclassical facade has been completely restored and modernized after lengthy renovation work over the years. The theatre now can be enjoyed by large audiences ready for a great show!
Just off the theatre end of Corso Centocelle is a market worth exploring on vacation, piled high with fish, fruit, vegetables, gastronomic specialities, and other delicacies -- its a sight for the senses.
The Etruscans were the first to value the waters of these preserved thermal baths, renowned for their therapeutic qualities. They're still worth delving into, even without water.
It feels quite exotic walking along palm tree-lined promenades. Sculptures, flower beds, and ice cream are in abundance waiting to be enjoyed.
Your best bet is to rent a car or take the train. There are two or three direct local trains each hour, including the fast track express, between Roma Termini (main station) and Civitavecchia. The journey takes just over an hour.
Most people tend to see this as a place to hang out and do a little sightseeing while enroute to another destination, so there may not be the stationary atmosphere of solitude you may desire from a holiday location. That said, it is a pretty place, so if you fancy staying longer, there's countless accommodation options, including: 5-star hotels, budget priced hotels, hostels, and B&Bs.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+39
- Best time to visitThis area tends to not be overwhelmed with tourists, so any time of year is good for enjoying the sights without large crowds. In terms of enjoying sightseeing in ideal temperatures -- spring and fall provide cooler temperatures than the summertime.
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What People Are Saying About Civitavecchia
Loved it. Saw everything and guides were great, personable and knowledgeable! Drivers picked us up at the ship and dropped us off back at the boat, great! Really liked both your morning (Michala) and afternoon (Francesca). We also had a nice break so we could enjoy a non rushed local lunch.
Our private transfer from Civitavecchia to Rome airport was perfect. The driver was professional, on time, spoke our language and very familiar with the area. The car was clean, cool and accommodated all of our passengers and bags comfortably. I would especially recommend this service for anyone traveling early out of Rome. Everything worked out just as planned and no surprises.
Our bride-to-be forgot her shoes and was gettikng married the night of the tour The driver took us all over Rome to find white shoes in the winter! Very helpful.
Our guide, Susanna, was so knowledgeable, interesting, personable, professional, fun... what an excellent experience! It was so nice to be picked up at the pier so we didn't have the hassle of getting to and from Rome on our own. My only suggestion would be to advise tourists of the possibility of entering St. Peter's Basilica and the dress code there (knees and shoulders must be covered). My son and I were not prepared so we weren't able to enter, even though our guide did do her best to make a covering for me out of what she had. The guards were very strict, however, and would still not allow me to enter.
What a great tour - we packed so much in and Andrea could not have been more helpful and friendly. He was very knowledgeable and I am so grateful that he went that extra mile to help when my daughter left her wallet in a McDonalds by running up and down the Spanish Steps so that he could get it back for us!! Great day - we'll always remember it.