Take a relaxing walk through the hidden corners of Civitavecchia, far from big city confusion. Explore the narrow streets and squares of the historic center, amongst the diverse layers of architecture: Roman, Renaissance and modern. Visit the fish and farmers' markets and stroll along the seaside promenades to enjoy the pace and peace of Italian lifestyle. The historic center hides many artistic treasures in churches and private homes.
Michelangelo Fortress, historic port, Raphael paintings ,Archeology Museum, Trajan Theatre
Cruise passengers will arrive at the starting point-Largo della Pace information area- with the free port shuttle buses. After the tour, you can take one of the free shuttle buses to return to your Cruise embarkation terminals and cruise ships.
For those wishing to take the 1.5 hour voyage to Rome by train, our advice is to buy the BIRG Ticket €12, which gives access to public transport for the day. The BIRG can be purchased directly at the station.
Places to stop along the way:
Raphael house (open 3-5 pm or by appointment ), Archeology Museum, historic churches, Corso Centocelle and Corso Marconi shopping areas, public markets. For best pizza-Mastro Titta, best gelato-Chalet del PIncio. My favorite restaurants are Da Baffone, Corso Garibaldi for al fresco dining , and Bistro at Hotel San Giorgio in the evening. Locals favorites include Trinity Pub on Via Trieste , Holo's vegan cafe, Via Istria. For beaches -Locals go to rocky San Agostino, a short taxi ride away, or Santa Severa, a 10 minute train ride south towards Rome, with sandy beaches and a castle .
Best time of day:
Mornings are best for shops, museums, churches and markets are open. In summer, avoid the hottest midday hours and don't miss the spectacular sunset on the sea.
Civitavecchia is very safe with lots of pedestrian areas. Watch out for motorscooters and buses when crossing streets.
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