Civitavecchia is the gateway to all the magnificence of the ancient city of Rome. Whether it's the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon or St Peter's Basilica that sparks your interest and intellect, Rome is home to a lifetime's worth of historical, architectural and spiritual sites. Depending on traffic, the drive from Civitavecchia to Rome takes approximately an hour and a half. Civitavecchia can be visited on one of our many Europe cruisesFind Cruises Sailing to This Port
Explore the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and other wonders of this ancient city. Picture the gladiators and their chariots on an interior tour of the Colosseum. Bask in the glory of Vatican City, with an inside look at St Peter's Square, St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the magnificent Sistine Chapel.
Experience the history of Rome as you wander around the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
|Explore the amazing history and culture of Rome. Stop at the Ara Pacis, or Altar of Peace, a Roman sacrificial altar enclosed in a screen of Parian marble.|
|Visit the Vatican Museum, where you can walk through the many rooms that house the largest art collection in the world.|
|Travel through magnificent St Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world.|
|View the Sistine Chapel, a masterpiece of Renaissance art, the ceiling of which was painted by Michelangelo.|
|Toss a coin in the famous Trevi Fountain ? a way to ensure that you'll always return to Rome.|
There are many varieties of pasta available with a wide range of sauces. Bucatini all'Amatricana, a thick spaghetti in a tangy tomato and bacon sauce, is one example associated with Rome. Osso Bucco, also popular, is a casserole of veal shin flavoured with garlic, tomatoes and wine. For dessert, try ricotta cake, a form of cheesecake, or Zuppa Inglese, a liqueur-soaked sponge cake covered with custard, similar to trifle.
Italy's official currency is the euro (EUR). Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.
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