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From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

1. From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

Civita di Bagnoregio is located in Tuscia on the border between Tuscany and Lazio. It is called the "dying city" because the land on which it stands is slowly falling away and will inevitably disappear when the final pieces crumble into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing this, and knowing that nothing can be done to prevent it makes your visit all the more special, eternal and timeless. This is the feeling that makes it unique and marvelous to the people who have experienced the dying city. Connected to the rest of the world by a three hundred meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio is a charming village which will make you feel you are visiting a world that no longer exists. Made up of old houses, narrow streets and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, discover a walk through the scenes and stories of this place and choose the corner that sparks your intrigue the most. You can explore the Romanesque Arch at the entrance to Civita, the Renaissance Palace or the large Piazza (which is the site of donkey races on the first Sunday in June and the second Sunday of September and where all the remaining locals come to socialize in the evenings). After visit the dying city, you will head on to discover the Monster's Park situated in the town of Bomarzo. It is also called "Sacred Wood", and was designed by Prince Vicino Orsini and the great architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552. The park is unique and represents refined Italian style gardens that follow geometric and perspective rationality with embellishments such as wide terraces, fountains with water games and mannerist sculptures. You will also discover here eccentric wood blocks of peperino, emerging from the ground and sculpted into enigmatic figures of monsters, dragons, mythological subjects and exotic animals.

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Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

2. Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

Start your Roman adventure at 9:00 AM as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver/guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure.  Your driver will take you to all the most historical and socially significant landmarks in Rome. For those pressed for the time, this is the greatest way to ensure you see the main attractions of the city, all in 7-hours. During each stop you can hop-off the van and walk around, taking beautiful holiday snaps as you do. In the vehicle, you will enjoy the benefit of an audioguide in English. At each stop, you will be able to learn the basic history of each fascinating location.  During your tour, you will visit: Vatican City and St. Peter's Cathedral (1-hour), Colosseum (40-minutes), Piazza Venezia (15-minutes), Trevi Fountain (20-minutes), Spanish Steps (30-minutes), Pantheon (30-minutes), Piazza Novona (20-minutes) and the Panoramic View (15-minutes). Once you have visited all these major landmarks, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal, 1-hour before your ship departs and no later than 5:00 PM, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

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Full-Day Tuscany-Latium Wine Experience

3. Full-Day Tuscany-Latium Wine Experience

Stroll through scenic vineyards and sample local wines at 2 wineries in Maremma, a hidden gem of Tuscany. The day begins in Civitavecchia with pickup from your hotel or a designated meeting point. From here, travel approximately 40 miles to Southern Tuscany, an area rich in history and tradition that will impress you with its natural beauty. The first stop of the day is at Montauto farm. Surrounded by typical Tuscan Maremma landscapes, this is the perfect place to learn about and sample Morellino di Scansano and other wines produced in this region. The winery offers a wide range of products, suitable for every palate and occasion. Between wineries, stop to take a dip in Saturnia, Cascate del Mulino – one of Italy's most popular hot spring destinations. Take a relaxing soak in pools that are naturally 37°C (98°F) all year round and enjoy the unique landscape. Next, head to Cantine Vignaioli, a winery founded in 1972 when a small group of producers from Scansano decided to combine their efforts in wine production. Whether you are a beginner or a wine connoisseur, you will surely enjoy the guided tour through the cellar and its surroundings. While you walk, learn the history of Morellino and its journey from the fields to the cellars. Following the tour, taste five wines paired with local products. At the end of the day, your English-speaking driver will bring the group back to the hotels and meeting points.

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From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour

4. From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour

Start the tour at Civitavecchia Harbor where you will be picked up. Embark on a small group tour in an intimate group of a maximum of 10 people. Arrive at the Vatican Museums and meet your tour guide. Take advantage of your exclusive skip-the-line access tickets, entering the museums through a panoramic terrace where you can admire the stunning view of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens.  Begin your tour of the collections which include a seemingly infinite number of masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino, and other treasures - all incredibly united under one roof. Learn about how the numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican continuously enriched it with different artworks. Admire the most beautiful Roman ancient statues and gaze in awe at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, before continuing on through the Hall of the Painted Maps. Finally, witness the unmissable ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the sublime 'Last Judgment' by Michelangelo. To end the tour, pass through a special door to reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter's Basilica. Once you enter, the greatness of the structure and attention to architectural details will overwhelm you. Gaze in awe at Michaelangelo's sculpture 'Pieta' and discover the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. At the end you have time to explore Piazza San Pietro before returning to Civitavecchia

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From Civitavecchia: Private Day Trip to Rome

5. From Civitavecchia: Private Day Trip to Rome

Experience a unique day in Rome and enjoy the exceptional luxury of a personal driver to show you the most famous sights and other places of your choosing. Delight in an interesting day and let a local show you the city landmarks and provide lots of exciting insight. Enjoy pick-up from the Civitavecchia Harbor at 08:00 and begin your route through Rome at St. Paul's Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches in the city. Take a break for a coffee and a look at the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Stop at the Circus Maximus, and get a tip from a real local. Visit the Piazza Venezia and the Vittoriano House. Don't forget to toss a couple of coins over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain to make sure you will one day return to Rome. See the Piazza di Spagna with the famed Spanish Steps and the elegant streets nearby. Ride further to the Pantheon and have lunch in a local restaurant. Decide whether you want to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, as skip-the-line tickets can be booked. 

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Private Tour of Lazio and Umbria Regional Gems

6. Private Tour of Lazio and Umbria Regional Gems

Get picked up from your accommodation in Tarquinia, Civitavecchia, Montalto di Castro, or Tuscania and travel 35 minutes by car to reach Civita di Bagnoregio. See firsthand why Civita is known as the dying city as its foundations slowly crumble and fall into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing that this ancient city is soon to disappear – and that nothing can be done to prevent it – makes your visit all the more special. Check out the 2,500 year old Romanesque Arch built by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and the facade of the Renaissance Palace that remains after the rest collapsed into the canyon. Visit the largest piazza where what’s left of the town population socializes.  Afterwards transfer to Orvieto. Go on a walking tour and explore the town's impressive Duomo. Then head to the incredible Orvieto underground for a guided excursion through the remains of an ancient mill, medieval ruins, and other evidence of everyday life from past civilizations. Continue on to Montefiascone on Bolsena Lake. Tour the historically significant Rocca dei Papi, perched on the highest point of the Montefiascone hill. Learn why it was chosen as a key seat of papal power during the pope's exile in Avignon in the 14th century.  Take in a breathtaking view of Bolsena Lake before getting transferred back to your accommodation.

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Civitavecchia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

7. Civitavecchia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

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Citavecchia: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Tour

8. Citavecchia: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Tour

Meet your guide and start the 50-minute drive outside of Rome to the tombs underneath Civitavecchia. Visit the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, the oldest Christian cemetery in Rome. Walk through the miles of underground passageways that make up this sacred site. Stand in the cavernous underground chambers where early Christians congregated. Hear about the burial practices of early Christians, and see religious symbols carved into the walls. Next, visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, the largest and most significant early Christian burial site in Rome. Travel back in time to the 2nd century and see the resting place of 10 martyrs, 16 popes, and hundreds of early Christians who died for their faith. Learn about the persecution of Christianity under the Romans as you walk through the underground labyrinth. Contemplate the faith of early believers in Christianity as you make your way through this somber resting place. Afterward, relax in the beautiful garden outside before returning to the port of Civitavecchia.

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Civitavecchia: Market Tour and Meal

9. Civitavecchia: Market Tour and Meal

Visit the local market with your Cesarina, enjoying the atmosphere of a local Italian market and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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From Civitavecchia: Golf Cart Tour of Rome

10. From Civitavecchia: Golf Cart Tour of Rome

After pickup from the Civitavecchia Cruise Port in a comfortable Mercedes van, you’ll head straight to Rome to meet your expert, English-speaking guide. Across your tour, amble down the 15th-century, cobblestone streets, jetting between the most popular and iconic sights of the city, and lesser-known, off-the-beaten path sections exclusively known to locals.  On the maneuverable golf cart, you’ll head to the Trevi Fountain, pausing to gaze upon its ornate marble statues. Swing by the Villa Borghese, a stunning park home to one of the best views of the historical center of Rome. Head to the Spanish Steps before traveling to 2 of Rome’s most iconic squares, Navona and Venezia, before heading to Colosseum. At this point, depending on the option chosen, you’ll either head to Vatican City to explore the center of the Catholic world, or head to the Renaissance Square to grab a bite to eat. If you choose the Vatican City option, you'll be accompanied through the Vatican Museum with a private guide. If you choose the option without the Vatican City tour, you'll have more time to continue exploring Rome. After experiencing the thrilling cosmopolitanism of the Eternal City, you’ll be driven back to your cruise ship.

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What people are saying about Civitavecchia

Andrea was amazing, he was very knowledgeable as a guide. He definitely knows his way around the area and he definitely knows his stuff! We arrived slightly earlier and he managed to meet us and tweaked the itinerary so we can fit in more sightseeing views on the way to the cellars. Andrea’s choice of the wine cellars was top notch! The wine was amazing, the people at the winery were so knowledgeable and welcoming and the views were beyond compare. Andrea even tried to fit in an extra cellar in the day when he found out our preferences, really exceptional! I highly recommend Andrea if you are planning this journey. And take with you swimming suits as you get to take a dip in the Terme Di Saturnia!

Absolutely wonderful day! Our guide, Andrea, was personable and tailored our full day private tour to our wishes. We were picked up on time directly from our hotel. No problems whatsoever during the entire trip. We were able to enjoy far more unique sites in central Italy than if we had attempted to do this on our own with a rental car.

we loved the dead city it was so beautiful and would love to go back and we enjoyed the monster park greatly our guide /driver was very informative and helpful with everything

We were picked up on time from the ship and driven through Rome by a competent young man. We were able to see all the promised sights with sufficient time.

Our guide Maks was excellent. This is the best excursion ever!