Civitavecchia is an Italian port. The city is mainly known for the large number of cruise ships that moor and the many ferry connections to among others Sardinia, Sicily, Barcelona, Tunisia and the French Toulon. At the harbor you'll find the impressive Forte Michelangelo. There are also wide sandy beaches north of the city.
The city has over 50,000 inhabitants.
Civitavecchia is located in the central Italian region Lazio, at the Tyrrhenian Sea. Rome is located eighty kilometers southeast of Civitavecchia.
The harbor is of major importance for the local economy. It's not so much a commercial port but a mooring place for cruise ships and a ferry port for ferry connections to Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Barcelona, Toulon and even the North African Tunis. Fishing still plays a role in local economy, but is of minor importance.
There are no airports near Civitavecchia. The Roman airport Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci Airport) is the nearest. This airport is easily reachable from Civitavecchia via highway A-12 (Autostrada Azzurra).
Civitavecchia has good public city transport. The bus schedule is restricted during weekends though.
It's not difficult to find your way around in Civitavecchia. Finding a parking space for your rental car is also hardly a problem. Near the ferry port there's a large parking lot, but don't leave any valuables in your car!
There are some guesthouses and hotels in Civitavecchia, but the supply is not overwhelming. Most people come to the city to continue their journey by cruise ship or ferry.
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