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.
Amalfi Coast to the Adriatic Sea
Civitavecchia (Rome) to Dubrovnik
Jul 6, 2024 to Jul 13, 2024
Along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula sits the sheer cliffs and rugged shoreline of the Amalfi Coast, dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. Your journey takes you along this fabled coastline, with an engaging island soiree in Capri and an overnight in the cliffside village of Positano, boasting a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafés. Explore the dramatic natural setting of Amalfi, once the seat of a powerful maritime republic and today known for its terraced gardens and production of limoncello liqueur. Discover the Aeolian Island of Lipari, part of a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea named after Aeolus, the demigod of the winds, and Taromina, Sicily, your gateway to Mt. Etna. Call on Otranto, Italy, a bespoke coastal town boasting a 15th-century Aragonese Castle and 11th-century Otranto Cathedral, and the winding streets and squares of limestone cliff-backdropped Kotor, Montenegro.
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Jul 06, 2024||Civitavecchia (Rome),
2 PM - 4 PM
|Jul 07, 2024||Capri,
|Jul 07, 2024||Positano,
|Jul 08, 2024||Positano,
|Jul 08, 2024||Amalfi,
|Jul 09, 2024||Lipari, Sicily,
|Jul 10, 2024||Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
|Jul 11, 2024||Otranto,
|Jul 12, 2024||Kotor,
|Jul 13, 2024||Dubrovnik,
8 AM - 10 AM
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