The Port of Civitavecchia, built by Emperor Trajan and designed by the great architect Apollodorus of Damascus, throughout history has played a central role in the exchanges and contacts of all Mediterranean peoples.

Today, with about 2,000,000 square meters of docks, 34 operational berths and more than 16 kilometers of berths, the port of call maintains its status as a major player in the Mediterranean.

The port houses the headquarters of the Port System Authority of the North Central Tyrrhenian Sea, the public body that administers and manages the ports of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta.

The port of Civitavecchia, as far as the cruise sector is concerned, reached a new record in 2023: more than 3 million passengers have ransited through this port of call, confirming its Italian supremacy, second in Europe only to Barcelona.

Moreover, thanks to the so-called Autostrade del Mare, the port of Civitavecchia offers important connections for the transport of passengers and goods to and from many destinations such as Spain, Sardinia, Sicily and Tunisia.

In the short term, the completion of the new Ferry Dock will bring further development of strategic sea routes with North Africa, particularly Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt.

The Port of Civitavecchia

The Port of Civitavecchia

The port of Civitavecchia can be divided into two areas:

  • the southern area, dedicated to tourist activities and cruises. Here, you will find the Cruise Terminal, the beautiful historical harbor with the Fort Michelangelo, the Marina Yachting and the Roman Dock, currently for fishing activities;

  • the northern area, dedicated to commercial traffic activities (goods and logistics system), fishing and cabotage (Autostrade del mare, i.e. regular services dedicated to the transport of passengers and goods on Mediterranean routes). There is also a container terminal, loading docks, a Ro-Ro shipyard, an energy bulk port and a service shipyard.


At the Cristoforo Colombo ring road and Pier 25 are the cruise ship docks, managed by Roma Cruise Terminal (RCT). The traffic here is concentrated in the four available terminals, including the new Amerigo Vespucci terminal, which, with its 11,000 square meters, is one of the largest in Europe.

Finally, in 2024, construction work will begin on a new, modern cruise terminal to be located next to the Amerigo Vespucci terminal, at Pier 12 bis.


Within the port of Civitavecchia there are 2 parking lots available to all passengers and visitors: the Cruise parking lot, and the Nord parking lot.

For more information, please see this page.

The Port of Civitavecchia beautiful aerial view

The Port of Civitavecchia beautiful aerial view


A regular shuttle service is available to all passengers, visitors and operators to easily and quickly circulate inside the Port of Civitavecchia.

There is also an exclusive shuttle service for cruise ship passengers.

For more information, see this page.


Inside the Port of Civitavecchia there are 3 information points. Have a look at this page for more information.


To know and view the position of the docks, monuments, info-points, car parks and in general all other points of interest, we invite you to consult the port map page.

The Port of Civitavecchia is the first Italian cruise port

The Port of Civitavecchia is the first Italian cruise port

Finally, if you have a couple of hours to spare before boarding or taking a train, we recommend a short itinerary to discover the suggestive monuments of the historic port of Civitavecchia.



Useful information

Port of Civitavecchia



Once at Civitavecchia Station, if you are a cruise passenger you can take the special shuttle bus that connects the station with the Cruises and vice versa.
For more information about the service, see the page dedicated to the shuttles.
From Civitavecchia station you can also reach the port entrance on foot, as the Fortezza gate is about 600 meters away. Once outside the station, it is necessary to go towards Via Giuseppe Garibaldi: walking along the sea, you will reach the pedestrian entrance.


The port has two entrances for motor vehicles: Vespucci gate, that is the main one, and the Nord gate, reserved, however, only for heavy vehicles and internal service vehicles. So, reach Varco Vespucci and once inside, follow the signs present to reach your destination.


The port has several pedestrian entrances. The main ones are:

Fortezza gate, the entrance to Fort Michelangelo located at the end of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, perfect for those who want to walk from the station.
Vespucci gate, which is an excellent pedestrian connection for those arriving or needing to reach Largo della Pace.
- Porta Livorno, the most striking entrance to the port with the splendid Vanvitelli Fountain.
All entrances have an ordinary service shuttle bus stop nearby.

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