Most cruise passengers and, more generally speaking, all tourists who arrive to the port of Civitavecchia dream of visiting Rome. Very often, organising your visit, decding what to see, where to go and how to get there is difficult and time-consuming.
With this article we will try to give you a hand to find your way around -among monuments, parks, archeological sites and hidden treasures - recommending to you the most beautiful places to visit in Rome, how much it takes to get there and visit them and our tips to allow you to enjoy your holidays without stress and to relax among the wonderful remnants of an empire of past times.

FROM CIVITAVECCHIA TO ROME: HOW TO GET THERE

To start with, how to get to Rome leaving from the port of Civitavecchia?
You have three possible ways: by train, by bus and by car. We feel the best solution is to go by train.

From Civitavecchia to Roma: how to get there

From Civitavecchia to Roma: how to get there

Getting to Civitavecchia Train Station is actually quite easy and trains bound for Rome run approximately every 30 minutes, taking less than one hour to get to destination (45 minutes if you are bound for Roma San Pietro Station). 
The connection by 
bus is managed by the company Cotral but the trip takes over an hour and a half
Unless you are not constraint, we 
advice against getting to Rome by car since in the Roman capital it is difficult to find parking spots and there's a lot of traffic.

For timetables, prices and further information, read this article: FROM CIVITAVECCHIA TO ROME: HOW TO GET THERE

FROM CIVITAVECCHIA TO ROME: WHAT TO SEE AND WHERE TO GO

Before deciding what to visit in Rome, you need to be aware of how long you have to visit it: the itineraries will vary depending on the time you have available. So we recommend next different itineraries in case you have half a day, 1, 2 or more days to spend for your Roman holidays.

Rome: what to see and where to go

Rome: what to see and where to go

ROME: WHAT TO SEE IN HALF A DAY

1. Religious itinerary: Basilica of St. Peter, St. Peter's Square and Castel Sant’Angelo. It is a quick itinerary to discover the Rome of the Pope.

Basilica of St. Peter

Basilica of St. Peter

2. Itinerary between sacred and profane: Piramid of Cestius, Protestant Cemetery, the Key Hole, Mouth of Truth and Circus Maximus.

This is an alternative but suggestive itinerary that allows the possibility to see historic and contemporary connected to them in less than two kilometers. Highly recommended.

You will also have time to discover real hidden treasures in Rome like the Key Hole and unbelievable beauties far from the typical tourist routes like the Protestant cemetery.

The Pyramid of Cestius next to Porta San Paolo and the remains of the Aurelian walls

The Pyramid of Cestius next to Porta San Paolo and the remains of the Aurelian walls

ROME: WHAT TO SEE IN 1 DAYS

1. Classical itinerary: Colosseum, Imperial Fora, Vittoriano, Venice Square, Via del Corso.
Perfect for who is visiting Rome for the first time. It is a pleasant walk among archelogical sites of global importance but it ends with a Rome's must: shopping in Via del Corso and the surrounding area.

Imperial Fora, one of the world's most important archeological sites

Imperial Fora, one of the world's most important archeological sites

2. Rome of the Romans: Piazza del Popolo, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori. An itinerary that that aims right to the heart, exploring the most authentic part of the city.

Pantheon: between history and legend

Pantheon: between history and legend

3. Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel: it is an essential stop for anyone who visits Rome. To help you find your way and easily find out the most interesting monuments, we suggest you read our guide 7 Things to See in the Vatican Museums.

The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums

ROME: WHAT TO SEE IN 2 DAYS

1. An itinerary among archeological sites, hidden treasures and parks: from Circus Maximus to the Pyramid of Cestius, from the Imperial Fora to the Colosseum, from the Vittoriano to Villa Borghese.

The Palatine Hill at the back of Circus Maximus

The Palatine Hill at the back of Circus Maximus

2. Rome's Piazzas: from Venice Square and Piazza Navona, to Piazza del Popolo and Campo dei Fiori. The beauty of Rome lies also in its splendid piazzas. Enjoy discovering them, walking about, watching people while you have a dish of "cacio e pepe" pasta, eat a gelato or drink a good coffee.

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Well, now you only need to choose the itinerary that fits better to your needs and start discovering the eternal city. Buon voyage and enjoy your Roman holidays.

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