Cruise Port Guides Rome Italy

Cruise Port Guides Rome Italy - Lucy Williams Global

Cruise Port Guides Rome Italy

Cruise Ports Guides: Rome Italy – Rome is not a cruise port but, is the main attraction from the cruise port of Civitavecchia.

Civitavecchia is the closest seaport to Rome and is 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

The cruise ship terminal is a shuttle ride away from the town of Civitavecchia and there is nothing at the terminal.

Civitavecchia is a nice seaside town to walk around if you do not fancy the long ride into Rome.

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Rome has it all! The Vatican City – St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Then the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

There is so much to see, but it cannot all be seen in a day unless you do not want to go inside the Vatican, the Colosseum or walk around the Roman Forum.

Rome is getting busier and busier, so it becomes harder to navigate the city for the number of people visiting each day.

Cruise Port Guides Rome Italy - Lucy Williams Global


I recommend going on an organised tour in Rome as this way you do not spend your whole day lining up for tickets and maximise your limited time.

There are many tours the cruise line offers and many private tours available.

Whichever one you choose, it will be a long day. Wear comfortable shoes and remember if you are going inside anywhere in the Vatican wear long trousers or a long skirt and cover your shoulders.

I went to the Vatican to see St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica, the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel. It was fantastic but very busy! On our tour, we also went to see outside of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

I have been to Rome many times and have been on organised tours and on my own.

If you like to take a slower pace and are not so bothered about going inside some of the points of interest, getting the transport from the cruise ship or going on the train is a better option.

If you would like to go inside the Vatican or Colosseum it is best to go on an organised tour.


  • Weather: Summer months: 20*C – 32*C – Hot and humid
  • What to wear: Flat sturdy shoes as there are uneven surfaces on the foot and a lot of walking. If going inside the Vatican, cover your knees and shoulders and big bags are not allowed inside.
  • What to bring: A bottle of water, a camera/phone, a fan and a hat.

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I hope this article has given you ideas for what to see in the cruise port of Rome in Italy on your next cruise.

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