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Civitavecchia is a city in the province of Rome, region of Lazio, in central Italy.


Get in

By Car

From any departure point, reach the A12 Genova – Rome highway and exit at Civitavecchia. Follow the signs for Civitavecchia centro / Sardegna on S.S. 1 Aurelia for about three kilometers.

By Train

From any departure point, arrive at the Rome Termini train station. From here, take the regional FR5 trains or Intercity train to Grosseto and get off at the Civitavecchia station.

By boat

Civitavecchia is the ferry port of Rome with ferries to Barcelona, Toulon, and Corsica. The port also affords docking facilities to large cruise ships traversing the Mediterranean. Passengers have use of a free shuttle to the port entrance, within easy walking distance of stores and a train station for economical travel to Rome. (See same section for Rome.)

Get around

  • Civitavecchia[1], the port of Rome, is the point of arrival and departure of hundreds of ships, cruises, ferries travelling all around the Mediterranean. From here it is possible to reach Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Spain, France, some other small islands, and even north Africa. A good transportation system links the port to the Eternal City.


  • National Archeological Museum Preserves exciting finds from the Roman port and Taurine spas (just outside Civitavecchia), and the 845 inscription that celebrates the city's reconstruction after being destroyed by the Saracen.
  • Michelangelo stronghold The impressive fortress built in the sixteenth century with the assistance of the great Michelangelo Buonarroti [2].




The main street between the train station and the harbor has a lot of resturants, pizzarias, bars, ect for some good food that can be found relatively cheap. Many people hang out here at night and sit around and have a bite to eat and some vino. Great place to people watch in this small town.

  • Pizzeria alla Ghetto. Only open at night and worth the wait! Locals love this place. Outside tables fill up fast so get there early. Only two kinds of pizza, margarita or anchovy. Get it with a cold beer and enjoy the food and atmosphere.



  • Hotel San Giorgio, Viale Garibaldi, 34. Tel +39.0766.5991, Fax +39.0766.599230, [3]. A 4 star hotel in downtown Civitavecchia, overlooking the sea.
  • Bed and Breakfast "Casamica", Via Alcide De Gasperi, 1. Tel +39.0766.31182, [4]. Clean cozy rooms with bathroom in a Tuscan style home with seaview. The host family offers pickup service and first-hand tips to discover the hidden beauty of the Italian way of life. Free transfer to the port.


  • Phone center, Via Dalmazia 3 (also internet)
  • Calamatta Phone, Piazza Calamatta 11/A -12 (also internet)
  • Via Gian Lorenzo Bernini (300 to 400 meters straight behind the train station)
the Castle at Santa Severa

Get out

  • Santa Severa Castle. This castle is on the sea a few miles in the direction of Rome along the Via Aurelia. It was first mentioned in 1068 and is built on the site of a Roman fortress. The courtyard is a pleasant place to stroll around and at weekends there is always something going on. If it gets too hot the beach is right next door. The castle of Santa Severa can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 - 12:30 and 14:30 - 18:00. For information, tel. 0766/570077 [5]

It is a little over an hour train ride to the main station in Roma. Simply take the train from beginning to end and you will be at the Termani station in the heart of Rome. Tickets cost about 4.5 euros each way. Drinks are allowed on the train. From here you can go almost anywhere in Europe.

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