By train. The easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to
reach Civitavecchia is by train, from Roma Termini or any of several
intermediate stations in Rome.
See our Rome to
Civitavecchia by Train and
Civitavecchia to Rome by Train articles for details.
By car. Civitavecchia is on the
western coast of Italy, about 80 km or 50 miles northwest of Rome and straight
up the coast from Fiumicino (the site of Leonardo da Vinci Airport). For maps
and road directions, go to Google Maps or
the ViaMichelin journey planner.
ferry. Car and passenger ferries link Civitavecchia to Sardinia, Sicily,
and other destinations within Italy and abroad. The
page at Directferries.co.uk lists routes of Corsica and Sardinia Ferries,
Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, Moby Lines, SNAV, and Terrenia Navigazione.
Cotral operates buses to Civitavecchia and neighboring towns. You can view a
of services in PDF format. (We recommend sticking with the train unless you
have a compelling reason to travel by bus.)
cruise ship. Hundreds of cruises depart from, arrive in, or visit
Civitavecchia each year. To plan a voyage, see our
Guide at Europe for Cruisers,
which has descriptions and Web links for more than 50 cruise lines.
Tourist Information Office has a booth next
to the port's south entrance where you can pick up a city map, ask questions,
get directions, and book excursions. (The map is part of a free tourist
broadsheet called Target: Civitavecchia Magazine.)
On the Web, the best source of in-depth cultural and tourist
information about the city is Civitavecchia.com, which has English-language
pages at www.civitavecchia.net.
Another useful resource is the
Google satellite photo map of Civitavecchia, which provides a clear aerial
overview of the city center. (In the default view, you'll see the Forte
Michelangelo and the port entrance on the left, with the main waterfront
promenade along the beaches and the railroad station on the right.)