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Civitavecchia Excursions is a My Love Italy Travel & Experiences brand dedicated to unforgettable shore excursions from Civitavecchia Port. Our tours include pick-up and drop-off at the harbour, round-trip transfer, ticket entrance fee, and light lunch or food tasting. Join us on a tour to Rome, Tuscia, or Tuscany today!
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The Port of Civitavecchia, founded by Emperor Trajan, as the port of Rome, for many centuries has represented the cornerstone of exchange and contact among the people of ancient “Mare Nostrum”. Civitavecchia still enjoys this privileged position today at the centre of an important connection centre network that links the capital and central Italy to the rest of the world. The Port of Civitavecchia as well as being a strategic commercial traffic is also strategic for the access to important Italian tourist destinations and important Mediterranean cruise routes. The passenger flow increase has been started from 1991 and Civitavecchia has also become leader of cruise traffic. Development works of the wharfs and passenger welcoming structures have granted the possibility of recording a significant increase in cruise liners, going from 50 ships in 1996 to 500 in 2003. Civitavecchia aims at increasing the tourist flow with the target of becoming the most important cruise port in the Mediterranean. Today the Port of Civitavecchia is the first port in Italy in terms of number of tourists and visitors (over 4 million tourists and visitors per year) and it is the point of departure for the main Mediterranean destinations. RCT is the most important Mediterranean cruises terminal. leave and embark passengers here from this terminal: Costa Cruises, Msc and Royal Caribbean. RCT stands for Rome Cruise Terminal and it is but a company formed by Costa Cruises, Marinvest (MSC) and Royal Caribbean Cruises. We are talking about the 3 major shipping lines that, according to GP Wild, represent 80% of the cruise market in the Mediterranean. If you must embark on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea you will necessarily have to go to terminal RCT, also known as the cruise terminal at the port of Civitiavecchia. RCT signed in 2007 a grant for forty years with Port Authorities of Civitavecchia, Gaeta and Fiumicino by means of which it owns the rights on the docks 10 to 13 of the port of Civitavecchia.A new terminal is under construction, and it will replace the structures which are currently being used at the port of Civitavecchia. This will be a terminal in the vanguard designed by studio Vicini, the same that has worked for the ports of Barcelona and Savona. We are talking about more than 2,000 meters of berth for large and very large cruise ships in an area of 90,000 square meters, to which you must add the 170 meters in length of dock 25 (also at the disposal of cruise lines of RCT). To give an idea of the importance and magnitude of these docks one only has to think that on these piers docks weekly the Allure of the Seas, the largest vessel of the world and that in 2013 have passed through this terminal over 2,500,000 passengers going to Rome or toward the main ports of the Mediterranean. In fact, for passengers in transit, the port of Civitavecchia represents the way of access to Rome favourite destination by most cruise passengers, and to the main points of interest in its Civitavecchia and surroundings.
You can reach the Port by train, by car or on foot: FROM CIVITAVECCHIA STATIONOnce at the Civitavecchia train station you will be able to get a local CSP (Civitavecchia Servizi Pubblici) bus or walk towards the port or take taxi or private transfer. The CSP buses leave from the area in front of the station, running every 20 minutes, getting you to the port in less than 10 minutes. The ticket costs € 2,00 (luggage included) and can be bought at the news-stand or at the bar inside the station. Important: the autobus from the station will take you to Largo della Pace, the port’s hub for cruise lines. From here you can take one of the free shuttle that run regularly and that will take you to your terminal or departure quay. Alternatively it is possible to reach the port on foot from Civitavecchia Station. The entrance of Varco Fortezza is actually located 600 metres away. Once outside the station go towards via Giuseppe Garibaldi and, walking along the sea, you will find the pedestrian entrance. Go in and on your right you will find one of the free shuttle stops. Wait for few minutes and you will be taken to destination for free. BY CAR The port has two accesses for motor vehicles: the Varco Vespucci, main entry used by tourists, and Varco Nord, reserved access for heavy vehicles, truck drivers and internal service transports. Follow the directions present in the port to reach your quay or your terminal. ON FOOT The port has 3 pedestrian accesses: Varco Fortezza, the access to Fort Michelangelo located at the end of via Giuseppe Garibaldi, Varco Vespucci, a great pedestrian link for who arrives from or has to get to Largo della Pace, and Porta Livorno, the most evocative access to the port with the splendid Vanvitelli Fountain in great view.
Every access has a neraby shuttle stop. Wait for yours and in no time you will reach your destination.
How to get to the docks? The RCT terminal is located within the port of Civitavecchia. We recommended, to reach the quay of your ship thanks to the free shuttle bus service running inside the harbor. In fact from Largo Della Pace, the meeting point for all cruise passengers of the port, you can find the Free Cruise Shuttle bus (green line). Be careful not to confuse with the Ordinary Shuttle service (blue line). The service, totally free, is carried out with vehicles suitable for the transport of people with disabilities. Shuttles allow the passengers of the port, but also tourists or simply visitors, to move easily and quickly within the vast port area.
Cruise passenger can use a shuttle bus service connecting piers directly to Largo della Pace Service Center to facilitate embarking and disembarking. The service is planned and works in synch with the arrival of ships, as follows:
LINE A (green line)* For all cruise passengers who embark/disemabark at piers 10 to 13, the new route includes the following stops: Cruise Terminal Bramante (hop off only) – Largo della Pace – Molo del Bicchiere (hop on only)
LINE B (light blue line)* Intermediate shuttle bus stops are not established for cruise passengers embarking/disembarking at pier 25. This means that cruise passengers are picked up, as soon as they get to the quay, and taken directly to Largo della Pace. Vice versa for the way back.
*Timetables are synched with the arrival of ships. The stop Bramante (hop off only) works only from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. The connection between Largo della Pace and Pier 25 works only when cruise ships arrive.
Service is established between two ends of line:
- Molo del Bicchiere (near the Fort Michelangelo)
- Terminal ADM Sud (Terminal T1 – Autostrade del Mare)
here is the complete route (Blu line) with all the stops:
Molo del Bicchiere (terminal) – Fortezza | Darsena Nord – Largo della Pace . Varco Vespucci – Terminal ADM Nord – Dogana Nord | Punta S. Paolo – Mattonara Nord – Parcheggio Nord – Banchina 27 – Parcheggio Cruise – Dogana Sud – Banchina 18 – Terminal ADM Sud (terminal) – Banchina 20 – Banchina 21- Autorità Portuale- Banchina S. Stefano – Largo della Pace – Darsena Sud- Banchina Sardegna – Molo del Bicchiere.
Service is guaranteed from 05.30 to 24.00. Shuttle buses run every 20 minutes.