Civitavecchia, the sea gate to Rome
The “eternal city” has its own port at the Tyrrhenian Sea. This was once an Etrouscan village, until the emperor Trajan, who also built his summer residence here, decided to upgrade the area to a strategic spot. Civitavecchia has 2 terminals and a sea wall. It belongs to the central region of Lazio and it is a very popular hotspot with 5 million visitors per year that connects Italy to all the largest Mediterranean ports. Discover the “ancient town” as it is called in Latin language, with cheap ferry tickets to Civitavecchia through Let’s Ferry.
The port of Civitavecchia
What to visit
• The Fort Michelangelo (Fortezza Michelangelo) is the first thing you see when you enter the port. The Pope Julius II ordered its construction, however it was completed under the papacy of Pope Paul III.
• The Cathedral of Civitavecchia is dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi. Very close from here you can visit the large city walls and the preserved Vanvitelli Fountain (Fontana del Vanvitelli). Pope Benedict XIV ordered its construction.
• At the Taurine Baths (Terme Taurine) you will see what has remained from massage rooms and swimming tanks, all richly decorated with marble and mosaics.
• Within 50 minutes you can reach Rome by train. There you will see some of the world’s finest attractions like the Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica and the Trevi Fountain.
• Spiaggia il pirgo is a small beach close to the port. It is not organized and in some parts it is sandy and in others pebbled.
• Little Paradise is as beautiful as its name promises. Both sandy and pebbled with umbrellas and sunbeds, just 6 km from the port.
• Santa Marinella is an idyllic sandy beach with sunbeds, restaurants and cafes. It has shallow waters that make it ideal for children. It’s 9 km from the port.
The port of Civitavecchia
• Enjoy swimming, slides and rafting at Aquafelix, a water park 10 km from the port.
• Visit the Parco Faunistico Fiocco di Neve farm where you can see parrots, ostriches, donkeys, owls, etc.
• Feel like a Roman Emperor at the Ficoncella Thermal Springs. It’s the place where Trajan enjoyed bathing in the springs that are still running today.
Tip: You can reach Civitavecchia by car, plane, boat, bus or train. Leonardo Da Vinci airport is 65 km away and Ciampino airport 85 km. From the train station you can either walk to the port, which is 600 meters away, or take the bus. In the port there is a free shuttle bus that will take you to your departure gate. Visit the glorious roman port by going online and booking cheap ferry tickets to Civitavecchia through Let’s Ferry.