Civitavecchia is a major port located in Rome, primarily utilized for maritime transportation of goods, as well as a fishing port. The commune’s name means “ancient town” and is one of the “Motorways of the Sea” in the Mediterranean, functioning as one of the main links between the mainland of Italy and Sardinia. The ancient name of the port was “Centumcellae,” first mentioned in a letter written by Pliny the Younger in 107 A.D., although scholars debate on whether the name was about the number of rooms of the Trajan Villa, or the number of natural creeks on the coast. Civitavecchia is a part of the Lazio Territory, an area which was confirmed to have social groups since pre-historic times, and the modern town was built over a pre-existing settlement of the Etruscan people in 107-108 B.C.E. (who debated to have founded Rome). In the beginning of the 2nd century, the harbor and town of Centumcellae were simultaneously developed by Emperor Trajan in the territory of Aquae Tauri. As the town became more popular for ships traveling westbound, the Thermal Baths were constructed on the hill of Ficoncella. Centumcellae flourished in the Imperial Age, and by 538 A.D., it had become a Byzantine stronghold. In 728 A.D., it became a member of the Papal States. The Saracens raided Centumcellae many times in the 9th century, prompting Pope Leo VII to have a newer and more secure settlement built by 854. The town, then known as Civita Vetula, was under the rule of several lords, and the Popes temporarily lost control during the French Rule in 1798-1815. In 1870 it entered the Kingdom of Italy. Civitavecchia was severely damaged during WWII, destroying many of the ancient monuments including Forte Michelangelo, which would be rebuilt in the 1950’s. Popular points of interest include the Forte Michelangelo, Terme Taurine, and Cattedrale di San Francesco. There is a wealth of Roman and Vatican architecture and tourists are encouraged to visit many of the museums and take the cultural tours available in this important sea port.
Tuscany & Corsica Discovery
Civitavecchia (Rome) to Civitavecchia (Rome)
Sep 21, 2024 to Sep 28, 2024
Explore the best of southern Italy from your embarkation port of ancient Rome. Discover Bonifacio, on the southern coast of Corsica, separated from the Italian island of Sardinia by the narrow Strait of Bonifacio. Your journey then takes you to the best little-known Italian towns--engaging destinations like Porto Santo Stefano, where breathtaking beaches and café-lined harbors await; Elba, famous for harboring French Emperor Napoleon in 1814 during his exile; and Livorno, defined by its engaging mix of medieval-era fortifications, historic and contemporary museums, and vibrant nightlife. Time spent dining, imbibing, shopping, and sunning in the Italian Riviera’s picturesque harbor towns of Portovenere and Portofino conclude your journey of discovery before sailing back to Rome.
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Sep 21, 2024||Civitavecchia (Rome),
2 PM - 4 PM
|Sep 22, 2024||Bonifacio, Corsica,
|Sep 23, 2024||Portoferraio, Elba,
|Sep 24, 2024||Portofino,
|Sep 25, 2024||Portovenere (Cinque Terre),
|Sep 26, 2024||Livorno (Florence),
|Sep 27, 2024||Porto Santo Stefano,
|Sep 28, 2024||Civitavecchia (Rome),
8 AM - 10 AM
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