Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Rome is considered a living museum, with historic architecture, ancient ruins and renowned artworks spread across the city. Vatican City, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum are some of the world’s most famous tourist attractions – and they’re all here. The food, the culture and the legendary hospitality of the people are just some of the other reasons to visit.
- public telephones
- shuttle service within the port
- close to a deli and small market
- internet access just outside the port gates
How to Get Around
- Currency - the currency is the Euro. Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, and €1 and €2 denominations. Notes come in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 denominations.
- Time Zone - Rome uses Central European Time (CET), which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Central European Summer Time (CEST) is 2 hours ahead.
- Weather - Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures range from an average 26° Celsius in July and August to 8° Celsius in January and February. The driest months are June and July, with an average rainfall of 6 millimetres.
- Vatican City - across the Tiber River from Rome lies Vatican City, home to St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. It's free to enter St Peter's but there is a small fee for climbing to the top. There is also a fee to enter the Vatican Museums, which include the Sistine Chapel. Visitors are subject to security checks and modest dress must be worn for entry into some areas.
- The Colosseum - an ancient stadium famous for bloody gladiator battles as far back as 80 AD, the Colosseum is Rome’s number 1 attraction. This magnificent structure is located across from the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
- The Pantheon - dating back to 27 BC, the Pantheon is considered the ancient world’s most complete monument. A shrine to the past, it still hosts concerts and other special events. After you’ve been inside, enjoy a coffee in the vibrant piazza.
- The Trevi Fountain - legend has it that if you want to return to Rome, you must throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Standing 26.3 metres tall and 49.15 metres wide, this grand fountain features beautiful sculptures and ornate carvings. It is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, and among the most famous in the world.