Day 8: Civitavecchia, Rome
The ship arrives at Civitavecchia port at 07.00 and departs at 17.00
Discover the culture and colour of Civitavecchia. This Italian gem is an enjoyable flight from many European and non-European cities. Celebrated for its 16th-century Michelangelo Fort, ancient Taurine Baths, and marble Vanvitelli fountain, the port is a convenient starting point for visiting Rome, Italy’s regal and romantic capital.
Not far from Civitavecchia lies Rome, one of the world’s most distinguished cities. Be entranced by its many architectural wonders including the famous Colosseum. An ancient amphitheatre in the centre of the capital, built between 70 and 80 AD, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was commissioned by Roman Emperor Vespasian to entertain more than 50,000 people!
The Trevi Fountain is an icon of Rome, a Baroque beauty uniting architecture, sculpture, rocks, and water. Admire the spectacle on an excursion and see this 18th-cenury landmark close-up. Showcasing mythological figures, including Triton on a shell-shaped chariot, the Trevi Fountain is an Italian masterwork. This landmark structure has featured in films such as La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday.
A journey to Rome isn’t complete without a visit to Vatican City, located in the heart of the Italian Capital. Visit the St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel.