Shopping in CivitavecchiaMain streets, shops and shopping centers: a brief guide for shopping and free time in Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia offers many possibilities to both shopping lovers and those who wish to enjoy some relaxing free time. It doesn't matter whether you have a few hours or the whole day available: Civitavecchia is the right place for you! Specially if you follow our useful tips.
Thanks to our easy pieces of information visiting Civitavecchia will be child's play; everything without getting far from the station and the port. A perfect and pleasant walk for who needs to get on a ship or a train and has only a few hours available! If you have, instead, at least half-day free, you will find out how to get easily to La Scaglia Shopping Mall.
SHOPPING IN THE CITY: WHERE TO GO
If you have just got off the train and you are outside Civitavecchia Train Station in Viale della Repubblica, it will be very easy to get to Viale Garibaldi, which links the station with the entry to the port. If you are instead looking for a walk along the seaside, with the station at your back, turn left and reach the Marina area with the Pirgo terrace.
To explore the city center you just need to continue along Viale Garibaldi. Once you get over the crossroads with Via Giordano Bruno, you won't help but notice the big statue devoted to the heroe of the two worlds in the center of the square. You must actually know that Garibaldi, afflicted by an acute form of arthritis, reacquired his physical capacities only after a stay in the Taurine Baths of Civitavecchia in August 1875. The benefical virtues of the thermal baths were, in fact, famous already in Ancient times.
In the square devoted to the general you can find clothes shops, boutique, a bookshop, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Continuing your walk you will get to Piazza degli Eroi where the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Monument to the Fallen for the Fatherland. From here, you can chose whether to turn right in via Armando Diaz and reach the Ghetto or continue along until you appear at the entry of the port.
If you chose the latest, you will get to Largo Mons. Giacomo d’Ardia. Here, close to the right of the entry to the port you will find a fast food restaurant, some shops ans the building that hosts the Archeological Museum.
Viale Garibaldi links the station with the port and is ideal for a walk along the seaside promenade
Continue along Largo Mons. Giacomo d’Ardia and once at the crossroads with Largo Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, enter the pedestrian area of Corso Centocelle where you will find many shops, bars, cafes and the building of the Trajan Theater. This area is always very busy, specially during the weekend. At the end of the pedestrian area, you can turn left in Via Duca degli Abbruzzi or, up ahead, in Via del Risorgimento to get to the Market.
In Corso Centocelle you will find many shops, bars and cafes to enjoy a drink or to spend some time going shopping! A tip: explore also neighboring streets like Via Traiana and via Cesare Battisti that will lead you to the Ghetto.
If instead you have continued in Via Cavour along the Museum, you will get to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele where the Cathedral and the bus terminal are located. Once here, if you haven't done it yet, we recommend to walk along Lungo Porto Gramsci from where you can enjoy an astonishing view over Fort Michelangelo.
At his point, if you are still willing to go shopping, from Piazza V. Emanuele reach Corso Guglielmo Marconi where, under the colonnade, at both sides of the street, are many shops of every kind.
The street will finally lead you to Piazza Luigi Calamatta where, close to the Town Library, you will enter into the historic center of Civitavecchia with the historic Piazza Leandra, the suggestive Archetto passage in Piazza Aurelio Saffi, and the Market area.
LA SCAGLIA SHOPPING CENTER
For the most demanding and fans of shopping we recommend a visit to La Scaglia Shopping Center. The building is located 7km away from the Port of Civitavecchia and can be reached thanks to a free shuttle service which end-of-line is inside the port. Read the box at the bottom of the article to find out more.
La Scaglia Shopping Center, distribuited in two levels, is open every day from 9.00 to 20.30 and counts with many shops, including menswear, ladieswear and children's wear, shoes, sport, electronics and digital products, videogames, houseware, gifts, jewellery and glasse, herbalist's shop, underwear and swimwear, DIY and much more. And for a pleasant break from shopping, you can go to any of the many restaurant present both inside the center itself and outside the building, where you can find even a pizzeria.
La Scaglia Shopping Center
- HOW TO GET THERE
The Shopping Center can be reached thanks to the free shuttle bus service which end-of-line is inside the port, close to Fort Michelangelo, where the bus stop is located or from Piazza Vittorio Emanuele in front of the Cathedral.
To know the shuttle timetables refer to the Town Council site.
La Scaglia Shopping Center is ope every day from 9.00 to 20.30 and has wide free parking facilities available.