While in Italy for a tour, there’s no better way to enjoy the Dolce Vita than visiting Rome but…what if we told you there’s a place that has the same enchanting historical atmosphere and it’s far less crowded and can be visited in few hours as well as in one day with no hassle at all?
Civitavecchia, which in Latin means “ancient town” has a lot to offer from tours to excursions. Today we are going to explore why this lovely city is worth visiting at least for a tour.
5 reasons why you should add at least a Civitavecchia Tour to your bucket list
1. Away from mass tourism spots
Civitavecchia is a seaport city on the Tyrrhenian Sea located about 60 kilometers (37 miles) west-north of Rome. Civitavecchia is so much easier than Rome to tour and definitely more enjoyable: there are fewer visitors in town and you will be able to visit the city away from the annoying queues and crowds you usually find in Rome. If you are still wondering what there is to do in this lovely port city, be mindful that there’s plenty of things to do and see in Civitavecchia: you might want to consider finding a local expert to show you around for a day tour or excursion.
2. Easy & practical Civitavecchia day tours
Civitavecchia is very easy to tour for visitors from Rome: the city is perfectly connected to the eternal city – you can also find a private transfer in case you are interested in day tours of Civitavecchia. If you are enjoying a cruise in the Mediterranean sea and a stop here has already been on your schedule, you will be fascinated by Civitavecchia: its dimension is perfect for day tours as well as excursions.
3. Onboarding and offboarding a cruise ship in Civitavecchia?
Civitavecchia harbor is widely famous for being one of the major connections between central Italy and other precious destinations in the Mediterranean sea, such as Sardinia, Sicily, and Spain as well as Tunis and Malta. You might be offboarding or onboarding to/from Civitavecchia during your tour of Italy and there’s no better idea than visiting the city by night or day while in town without having to rush in Rome to (un)see everything too quickly.
4. A great blend of history and culture
Few people know that the modern city of Civitavecchia was built over a pre-existing Etruscan settlement. The harbor was constructed by Emperor Trajan only at the beginning of the 2nd century. Its first name seems to have been Centum Cellae, “hundred halls” which may refer to the number of halls of the villa of the emperor. In the early Middle Ages (530s), Centumcellae was a Byzantine stronghold and since then, the harbor developed continuously to become today’s major cruise and ferry port to reach several main destinations in the Mediterranean sea.
If you are an ancient Roman history lover you should definitely book a Civitavecchia Tour.
5. A window on the Mediterranean sea and great climate
Your next visit to Civitavecchia will take place in the heart of the atmosphere of the Mediterranean climate: warm and gentle winds will accompany your Civitavecchia Tours and excursions where the sun shines most time of the year.
Still wondering if
Civitavecchia is worth a tour or excursion?
Here at Incitur we do our best to help our customers get into the local culture and get a real insight into the local vibe. Feel free to have a look at our major tours at our dedicated page: Civitavecchia Tours. Also, don’t take our word for granted: our 5 star-rating speaks for itself!