Port: aircraft carrier Cavour back at Civitavecchia open to publicAircraft carrier Cavour of the Italian Navy arrives today at Civitavecchia and it will be open to visits from the 14th until the 17th of October: visiting days and times. An unmissable chance
We can say that Aircraft Carrier Cavour doubles at Civitavecchia! After the recent visit to the Port, the Italian Navy Carrier will be back today (13th October 2018) mooring for 5 days at pier 13N. The news are that it will be opening up from tomorrow Sunday 14th October until Wednesday 17th October. An unmissable chance to admire one of the most prestigious Italian Aircraft Carriers. Its beauty is disarming.
Aircraft Carrier Cavour at Civitavechia 2018: how and when to visit it
Splendida Aircraft Carrier Cavour of the Italian Navy will be open to visitors from Sunday 14th October until Wednesday 17th October. Read below visiting days and hours:
Sunday 14 October: 09.30 to 12.30 and 14.30 to 18.30
Monday 15 October: 14.30 to 18.30
Tuesday 16 October: 16.30 to 18.30
Wednesday 17 October: 14.30 to 18.30
The Cavour will be moored at pier 13N (see the map of the port of Civitavecchia). If you want to visit it, we recommend:
- if you are on foot, access the port through Varco Fortezza, walk along Fort Michelangelo, and go towards the parking lot Bramante
- if you are driving, access the port through Varco Vespucci, say at the control that you mean to visit the Cavour, go to the parking lot Bramante and park your car there (check the price to park the car and book).
Please note: once you are at parking lot Bramante you will have to wait for the Port Mobility free shuttle that will take you to varco di RCT (Roma Cruise Terminal) and will allow you to arrive at pier 13N.
Aircraft carrier Cavour and exercise “Mare Aperto 2018”
The naval unit has finished recently the exercise “Mare Aperto 2018”, second complex training of the year of the Italian Navy carried by Comander in Chief of the Naval Unit in Central Mediterranean to guarantee a high operational readiness of the armed force personnel serving the Country. It has used open water and submersible units, amphibious units, planes and helicopters of the Italian Navy air force, in a very realistic scenario to develop joint and international activities.
The ship has 540 permanent members of the crew and extra 600 expert personnel can join on board. Cavour is a versatile platform, used mainly as aircraft carrier, but also as command and control unit of naval and air operations, logistic and amphibious platform and hospital ship.
The naval unit, equipped with moden technologies and cutting-edge engineering solutions, is one of the many operative abilities of the Italian Navy aimed to guarantee surveillance of sea spaces, protection of comunication lines for the protection of national interests on the sea and, at the same time, to develop thematic strategies in the framework of dual and complementary activities in favour of society.
Isn't it amazing? We can only invite you to visit it, the ship will be moored for few days at the Port of Civitavecchia. If you have a spare hour, don't miss a visit to the splendid historic area of the port. You will find here some tips and a specific itinerary to visit the Historic Port of Civitavecchia.
P.S. we took the chance to visit the ship and here's our photogallery of the Cavour!