Civitavecchia Port
Civitavecchia Port
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Be more than just another traveler in Rome when you Cruising at Civitavecchia Port. Civitavecchia taxis authorized to arrive under your cruise ship: whatever your cruise ship is: Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, MSC, Costa,…ALL. If your cruise ship is stopping in Civitavecchia Port for a day, you could reserve a full day shore excursion to make the most out of your short holiday in Rome.
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  • Steen K
    Flagstaff, Arizona8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Train, bus and walking to and from cruise ship
    We were on an AIDA cruise from Civitavecchia port in February 2023. We took the train from the FCO airport to Civitavecchia (about 1.5 hours) and walked via Calata della Rocca and through the Arch of Pope Clementius to road SS1 to the port terminal at 1 Via Prato del Turco. From there a free shuttle bus took us to the cruise ship at Pier 25, where check-in was completed in only 10 minutes! In this part of the port it is quite confusing and not very well signed to walk so I would recommend the shuttle bus. On our return to Civitavecchia a week later we docked at the modern Pier 12 from which it is quite straightforward to walk to the train station without taking any shuttle bus.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
  • youcrazydog
    32 contributions
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    Civitavecchia Train station 1 mile south of cruise terminal
    You can go solo to the train station from cruise ship..the train station directly south of the terminal about a mile..if you take the cruise buss to exit the terminal it drops you off north of the port away from train station then you need cab to go back south..if you walk off the boat directly south there is a back gate towards the fort/Ferris wheel that gets you very close to the train station—walkable or short cab ride. We didn’t know and took the cruise buss north to a parking lot drop off then had to rent a cab which was only 10 euro anyways. Use the app OMIO to purchase train tickets it works best..no one ever checks tickets in Italy anyway
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 17, 2023
  • Nonnaopa
    70 contributions
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    Relax and walk
    We stayed just off the Main Street of the port city. We walked to see the ships as there are many on a daily basis in port. The city has a lot to see just walking around. Parking is an issue here as in all of Italy. There is a shopping area where cars are not allowed, plus there is a fabulous market for fresh food early in the morning. This is a great place to roam around in. Siesta time is from around 4 to 7. Then the restaurants open for dinner.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2023
  • rickkeck999
    Overland Park, Kansas78 contributions
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    Discovering Civitavecchia
    Italians are very appreciative of Americans and the service men that freed them in WWII. The big statue on the beach symbolizes this. There are some good coffee shops and small restaurants. There are some Roman ruins you can check out. Train is a fast convenient way to get to Rome. Taxi is an hour ride and will cost more than $100 one way. We enjoyed walking from the ship into down town, a 20 minute walk. Nice friendly town.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • WillieMacfan
    Healdsburg, California792 contributions
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    Rome's Port for Cruises
    The port itself is basically a working shipping port which loads and unloads container ships and also serves all cruise lines that stop at "Rome". The port is roughly an hour away from Central Rome and from the Rome Airport. While you can arrange for transportation on the spot, I would strongly advise arranging transfer to the airport, especially, and to Central Rome thru your cruise line. It will cost you a bid more but they handle virtually everything and transport you in airconditioned buses. Not much to see or do in the adjacent town which would be a long walk from your ship.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Parkerilla
    Sydney, Australia157 contributions
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    Easy day
    Having been through Civitavecchia Port on a number of occasions enroute to Rome et al my wife and I decided to spend the day within Civitavecchia itself and what a pleasant day it was. We did use the Hop on Hop off bus which gave us reasonable reach out of town to the historical ruins but to be frank every other point of interest was within easy walking distance of the cruise shuttle drop off point. The market behind the main church was a good visit where google translate came in handy but the “sailor and girl in every port” statue, beach side, was also an interesting area to visit. Enjoy
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • RIK P
    Paraty, RJ1 contribution
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    Perfect !!!!!
    Fabrizzio Bordacchini is the best guide we could have had. he was really kind and patient with us. also he knows a lot about the history of Rome. I recommend it to you because I am sure you would not be disappointed. Grazzie Fabrizzio Fabrizzio est le meilleur guide qu'on aurait pu avoir. il a été vraiment gentil et patient avec nous. aussi il connaît beaucoup de choses sur l'histoire de Rome. je vous le recommande car je suis sûr que vous ne seriez pas déçu Merci beaucoup Fabrizzio
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 29, 2024
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,084 contributions
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Jul 2022
This cruise port is NOT easy to navigate (very confusing) unless you are fortunate enough to have transportation directly to your ship, such as by a dedicated bus. Please note that most vehicles are not allowed inside the port’s street system – it is primarily serviced by dedicated Port Authority buses. Since we spent the previous night in Civitavecchia, like many other people, we planned to walk to the port from our hotel and use the Port’s free bus transportation.

First you must discover where your ship is docked, whether in the old or new dock area. This information is generally not available until your date of embarkation. NOTE that the paths to the new and old dock areas are completely different, requiring different buses and therefore you must locate the correct bus stop. Generally, you can approach the guard at the entry to the Port (near the Fort) who can tell you where your ship is docked and direct you to the correct bus stop. Hopefully he/she can and will speak English – we successfully communicated with the guard. Along the way we picked up and led about a dozen co-passengers that were more confused than we were.

We walked to the bus stop for the new dock area, which is approximately 100 meters from the guard shack. When the bus arrived, we were shocked that there was no undercarriage storage and we had to lift and hold on to our luggage in the bus’s seating area. We then thought all was well until the bus pulled into a large parking lot, only to turn around and stop on the street. The bus driver did not speak English, but he clearly requested that we exit the bus. He ambiguously began pointing down the street saying nothing but “bus”. Everyone on the bus was utterly confused, since there was no further direction provided. Finally, my husband and another passenger walked down the street and found a boarding area, which happened to be somewhat adjacent to the parking lot the bus driver had just pulled in and out of. Only God knows why the driver didn’t simply have us exit in the parking lot and point towards the next bus’s boarding area (yes, a second bus was needed). We then waited and boarded the second bus that took us to the embarkation area for our ship. Fortunately, this second bus did have undercarriage luggage storage.

The embarkation process for our cruise went smoothly after the bus nightmare. The Civitavecchia area just outside the port is safe, but not much to see. There are restaurants and some shops nearby that have touristy souvenirs. The impressive Michelangelo Fort could only be viewed from the outside.
Written November 24, 2022
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Margaret S
Napier, New Zealand560 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This must be one of the most beautiful ports in the world. It’s quiet and charming and there’s even Roman ruins!. It is an attractive 30 minute paved coast walk to the port entrance from the train station if you are getting on a cruise. We spent a nice evening here, there’s a supermarket to stick up on along the broad walk stroll.
The trains from the train station back into Rome are regular.
Written October 10, 2020
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Marie B
Los Angeles, CA121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We cruised on Royal Caribbean from Civitavechia Port September 2022. During the day there are a few cafes and bars to get a bite to eat and in the evenings there are many sidewalk cafes and restaurants to choose from for dinner. In warm weather it is a very pleasant stroll around the city, which is not very big. We ate at a quaint pizza restaurant and it was delicious! From our hotel we walked right up the street with our luggage to get the shuttle bus $2 that dropped us off at the ship. The only drawback to this port is that it is one hour from the Rome airport and you must arrange transportation to and from arriving the day before the cruise but there is a bus from the ship that you can pay $50pp. to return to Rome. Private transport is double that price.
Written November 29, 2022
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Robb B
Eden Prairie, MN51 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
BOOK A RIDE IN ADVANCE. Taking the bus is also an easy option. I was not able to get an Uber. The taxis operating at the Cruise Port in Civitzvecchia are scamming and intimidating tourists. They only accept cash. They make you wait until there are six people going to the same place you’re going and charge each one 100 Euro. My driver started the meter once he got on the highway and it was only up to 180 Euro when he dropped me off. Our group had to pay 600 Euro. When I got out, he told me it was 150 Euro. I reminded him that he had originally said 100 Euro. He said, “fine, 120 Euro then.”

Person after person were standing there in disbelief at the prices they were trying to charge and that they would only accept cash.
Written November 13, 2023
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA792 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The port itself is basically a working shipping port which loads and unloads container ships and also serves all cruise lines that stop at "Rome".

The port is roughly an hour away from Central Rome and from the Rome Airport. While you can arrange for transportation on the spot, I would strongly advise arranging transfer to the airport, especially, and to Central Rome thru your cruise line. It will cost you a bid more but they handle virtually everything and transport you in airconditioned buses.

Not much to see or do in the adjacent town which would be a long walk from your ship.
Written July 21, 2023
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Travel_Texans
Silsbee, TX415 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Disappointing Day!

I booked Umbria and the Etruscan with Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio tour through this website. It was to be a self-directed, not guided, tour to both sites and I was aware of that. And according to my email confirmation, we would have an English speaking driver.

Our tour pick up time was to be at 7:30 AM. However, our ship was late arriving and it was 8 AM when we disembarked, 1/2 hour late. But we had no driver waiting for us.

As soon as our driver arrived, we realized there was a problem as he either couldn’t or wouldn’t communicate with us in English. He had to call his boss and have me explain to him where we wanted to be dropped off in Orvieto. The drop off was to be at the central location of the Piazza Duomo. Our driver didn’t seem to know where he was going, passed up signs pointing to the Piazza, and dropped us at a totally different location. When we exited the vehicle and using an Italian translation app, we agreed that he would pick us up at 12:30 in the same location.

We spent our time in Orvieto rushing to enjoy the sights in order to make our next stop at Civita di Bagnoregio. We grabbed a quick take-out lunch and hurried back to meet our driver at the specified time, only to not find him anywhere. After several Italian app texts, we found out that he was waiting at the Piazza Duomo but assured us that he was coming to pick us up. Forty five minutes later, he responded that the streets were closed and we’d have to meet him at the Duomo. The streets were not closed as we saw many cars coming into and out of the area where we were waiting. By the time we reached our vehicle and driver, we had lost almost an hour through no fault of our own. And we had no problems with blocked streets when we drove away from the Piazza.

We left Orvieto for Bagnoregio and Civita di Bagnoregio. Once again our driver passed up signs pointing to the entrance for Civita and had to stop for directions. He took us to an overlook, dropped us off in a parking lot, and we agreed on a pick-up time at same location. By the time we got down the stairs, from the lookout point to the road leading to Civita, we saw a long ticket line that indicated we would not have time to see this site.

We waited for our driver to pick us up and return to the port. All six, in our group, were very disappointed with how the day went. We definitely didn’t think we had gotten what we paid for and the tour didn't come close to meeting our expectations.
Written April 12, 2023
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Hello Mr Thomas it is easy to remember you, because this kind of complaint is rare for luck! Definitely your late disembark (almost 1 hour) delayed the whole tour. This must be considered. And this is not our fault. We’ve been calling this driver for 5 years for tours and no one’s complained about it. As per our method, we’ll report it to him and record your complaint. At the second complaint, within 6 months, the driver is suspended for one month. At the third the driver is removed from the list of reliable drivers I’m really sorry for what happened, Paolo speaks a basic English, but we never had problems with him. It’s clear that a driver is not a guide, and there are areas where only residents of the neighborhood are allowed to drive. This often happens in the villages and historic centers of Italian art cities. The two places (Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio) are two places where you need to move on foot. Maybe this type of tour was not suitable for you. Because there are areas that are not accessible by car, except for residents. The cars you saw are residents, they are allowed because they live in those streets forbidden to car-traffic. Paolo is not true that he did not know the place, he accompanied tourists many times. He was trying to find a way to please you, to get as close to the car-free area as possible. And for this he sought information, and help from the manager. But you couldn’t be satisfied, and I apologize. That’s what I thought you were aware of. A tour like this with personal English speaking guide would cost double. This type of service is for those who want to save money and do it themselves. Maybe this was not clear to you, and I apologize. Regards,
Written May 16, 2023
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rickkeck999
Overland Park, KS78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Italians are very appreciative of Americans and the service men that freed them in WWII. The big statue on the beach symbolizes this. There are some good coffee shops and small restaurants. There are some Roman ruins you can check out. Train is a fast convenient way to get to Rome. Taxi is an hour ride and will cost more than $100 one way. We enjoyed walking from the ship into down town, a 20 minute walk. Nice friendly town.
Written May 28, 2023
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Joanne
Lake Mary, FL1,770 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The port is very confusing, a lot of transportation drivers standing around with names on papers and no one to ask for help. Our 'booked' transportation was 45 minutes late. A lot of people were just walking around looking for their drivers and not finding anything. If your phone does not work in Italy, there is no way to reach the firm. A total madhouse. And the airport is at least 1 hour away - if the traffic is not bad. I would recommend booking the cruise transports and not trying to do on your own.
Written May 4, 2023
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,722 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Apparently the largest and busiest Mediterranean seaport and the main gateway to Italy’s capital city of Rome. The ancient town of Civitavecchia was founded in the 2nd century and you can explore its ancient monuments and the lovely seafront promenade while there. Port authorities provide free shuttle buses to transfer passengers between the cruise terminals and the three information points located at the entrance to the terminal area.
Written November 10, 2022
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Parkerilla
Sydney, Australia157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Having been through Civitavecchia Port on a number of occasions enroute to Rome et al my wife and I decided to spend the day within Civitavecchia itself and what a pleasant day it was. We did use the Hop on Hop off bus which gave us reasonable reach out of town to the historical ruins but to be frank every other point of interest was within easy walking distance of the cruise shuttle drop off point. The market behind the main church was a good visit where google translate came in handy but the “sailor and girl in every port” statue, beach side, was also an interesting area to visit.
Enjoy
Written July 31, 2023
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