STORIES AND FLAVORS OF CIVITAVECCHIA
Green-pass required, Discovery & taste, MyExploration, Passepartour, From 1 to 3 hours walking, 52
Civitavecchia is a real 'pearl' waiting to be discovered: the city's history dates back to the Etruscans, continues through the Roman era and on to the 19th century Trajan Theater. With an expert guide you'll find out about the ancient guilds, lively markets and local flavors: tasting bruschetta and seasonal local produce. GREEN PASS IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXCURSION, PLEASE CARRY IT WITH YOU. IN CASE YOU DO NOT HAVE IT, YOU CAN OBTAIN IT ONBOARD.
- Piazza Aurelio Saffi and the Chiesa dell’Orazione
- Piazza Leandra and Chiesa della Stella * Local market
- The Ghetto district
- Marina with the Michelangelo Fortress
- Civitavecchia has many stories to tell, our local guide will recount them all to you. The first begins with an Etruscan settlement that became a Roman city under the Emperor Trajan.
- Centumcellae, a name inspired by the many inlets along the coast, was first a commercial port, then a city dear to the Popes, who filled it with monuments. The oldest church in the city is the Chiesa dell’Orazione or Chiesa della Morte, in memory of the Brotherhood of Death and Prayer, which buried the victims of shipwrecks.
- Exit the medieval walls through the Porta dell’Archetto and you'll find Piazza Leandra and the Chiesa della Stella, seat of the Archconfraternity of the Banner of San Bonaventura. Pass through the noisy San Lorenzo market, with its unmistakable local aromas, then take the main street that runs along the 19th century Trajan Theater and the Ghetto, before emerging at the Marina, the Civitavecchia waterfront, with the Michelangelo Fortress.
- End on a delicious note by sampling a bruschetta with different types of paté and other typical seasonal products.
Good to know
- Menus may vary according to season to ensure the constant high quality of the dishes served.
- Before booking the excursion or once on board, contact the excursion office to check the availability of vegetarian or gluten-free dishes and to report any food intolerances.
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions in order to safeguard your health and comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
- For Sunday stopovers, as the market is closed, there will be an extended visit to the Marina and seafront promenade.