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 old port of Rome

The old port of Rome

"The empire needs a port in the rock, protected in the deep waters, to become a symbol of our naval and merchant power".
 

Emperor Trajan

Useful information

CIVITAVECCHIA: PORTO DI ROMA, CAPITALE DEL MEDITERRANEO

HOW TO GET THERE

HOW TO GET TO THE PORT OF CIVITAVECCHIA
MAP OF THE PORT OF CIVITAVECCHIA

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