Colosseum in Rome. Photo by Carrie FInley.
The Colosseum in Rome dates back to the Roman Empire . Photo by Carrie FInley.

Cruise information for Rome

Cruise ships will dock in Civitavecchia, which is a province of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. Passengers can choose to take a shore excursion from the ship or try to get into the city of Rome via the train. The train station is a short walk from the port authority. Expect a 45-80-minute train ride to get into Rome and make sure to get back onboard with plenty of time to spare (do not take the last train).

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See the Coliseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Michelangelo’s works

  • Vatican Museums and St Peters Basilica, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’sCity Sightseeing tours with views of the Coliseum (note a lot of the bus tours are drive-bys, so beware)
  • Ancient Rome: Coliseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Christian Rome & Catacombs
  • Squares and Fountains Walking Tour
  • Tivoli & its Villas Tour

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