Civitavecchia: port of Rome, capital of the MediterraneanA suggestive journey between past and future through the history of the port of Rome. From its origins, to the Empire times, from the Rome of the Popes to our days
“Caesar, the great Trajan, sent for me. It was a windy day in his villa of Centumcellae. I still remember our conversation...” This is how the imaginary dialogue between Apollodorus of Damascus, the great architect of the port of Civitavecchia, and emperor Trajan starts.
In this suggestive and thrilling reconstruction video we present how and why the port of Civitavecchia was born, the port of Rome and the Romans, one of the most safe shelters of the Mediterranean.
Speaker: Architect Apollodorus of Damascus
Special guest: Caesar Trajan
"The empire needs a port in the rock, protected in the deep waters, to become a symbol of our naval and merchant power".