Best Places to enjoy Rome at Night

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private Airport Transfers, Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours from Rome, and Shore Excursions from Italy’s main cruise ports.

Among our various Rome Tours, we offer a Rome at Night Tour that takes you on a fun filled 2 hour night time tour in the comfort of your private deluxe vehicle driven by your personal English speaking Driver to enjoy some of Rome’s popular sites  that are most breathtaking at night.

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ROME AT NIGHT TOUR

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If you are visiting Rome on your own and happen to be strolling at night in the historic center, be sure to stop at as many as you can. Otherwise, if you wish to see ALL of them, you can on our Rome by Night Tours.

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BEST PLACES TO ENJOY ROME AT NIGHT

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COLOSSEUM

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Rome at Night Tour - Colosseum  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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At night, you can enjoy the evocative atmosphere in Colosseum Square surrounded by ancient monuments without going inside the Colosseum

The iconic Colosseum is formidable during the day, but at night it stands majestic against the star studded sky, with soft strategic lights accentuating the 2,000 year old monument for an even more dramatic appearance.

Nearby is the Arch of Constantine.

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ROMAN FORUM

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Rome at Night Tour - ROMAN FORUM  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – ROMAN FORUM (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

 

Although the Roman Forum is closed at night, you can enjoy a splendid view of this famous Roman forum from a terrace on top of Capitoline Hill.   To the right you can catch a glimpse of Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum in the background.

This picture perfect view of the Roman Forum has graced countless postcards and photo books.

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TRAJAN’S FORUM AND MARKET

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Trajan’s Forum and Market are worth a visit even during the day as you make your way along Via dei Fori Imperiali.  

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Rome at Night Tour - TRAJAN'S FORUM  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Trajan’s Forum includes ruins from the once monumental complex of opulent buildings and libraries of marble that inspired awe from all who visited Rome.

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Rome at Night Tour - TRAJAN'S COLUMN (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – TRAJAN’S COLUMN (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Another must see during your Rome at Night tour is the famous Trajan’s triumphal Column that commemorates the Roman Emperor Trajan’s victory over the Dacians (modern day Romanians) in 2nd century AD.

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Rome at Night Tour - TRAJAN'S MARKET (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Possibly the world’s oldest shopping mall, Trajan’s Market was built against Quirinal Hill with multi levels that housed shops as well as administrative offices for the emperor.

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PIAZZA VENEZIA MONUMENT

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Rome at Night Tour - PIAZZA VENEZIA  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Even if you just simply drive by or walk by, be sure to stop to admire the striking white marble monument dedicated to Italy’s King Vittorio Emanuele II that overlooks Piazza Venezia (which is a roundabout for traffic as opposed to an actual square that you may visit).

Many observers have compared this eclectic monument with stairways, Corinthians columns, and bronze statues to a “wedding cake” do to it’s extraordinary shape..

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PANTHEON

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Rome at Night Tour - PANTHEON  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – PANTHEON (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Piazza Rotonda that is dominated by the ancient Pantheon is quite lively at night with locals, tourists, and street performers entertaining the crowds.

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Rome at Night Tour – SAINT PETER’S SQUARE (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Of course, what attracts the crowds is the Pantheon – the ancient Roman pagan temple dedicated to all gods that was later transformed into a church in the middle ages.

Learn more about the Pantheon on our sister travel blog:
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10 Unique Facts about the Pantheon you probably didn’t know

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If you are visiting Rome in the winter when the days are short and “night time” starts before the Pantheon closes,  be sure to enter to catch a glimpse of the oculus on the top of the coffered dome.
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Rome at Night Tour - PANTHEON  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – PANTHEON (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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TREVI FOUNTAIN

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Rome at Night Tour - TREVI FOUNTAIN  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Another popular square that attracts crowds day and night is the Trevi Fountain – its symphony of water bushing beckons you from all corners of the neighborhood.

The Trevi Fountain is a must on any Rome at Night Tour – we’ll just let our photos and VIDEO show you why!

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ST PETER’S BASILICA / ST PETER’S SQUARE

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Rome at Night Tour - SAINT PETER'S SQUARE  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – SAINT PETER’S SQUARE (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Even though the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica are closed at night, it doesn’t mean you should not consider a stop here on your Rome at night tour.

St Peter’s square will welcome you day and night in it’s graceful embrace created by Bernini’s curved colonnades,  the fountain water glittering in the night light, and spotlights creating a theatrical experience to uplift one’s senses and spirits.

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Thank you very much for reading our travel blog Best places to enjoy Rome at Night

If you wish to enjoy Rome at Night on our tour, please visit our website and look for ROME AT NIGHT TOUR in our Rome Tour section.

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5 Top Rome Sea Port Tours from Civitavecchia – with RomeCabs

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s premier company for private Civitavecchia Port Transfers and Shore Excursions.

Civitavecchia is one of the most important cruise ports in Italy that also servers Rome. Each year, hundreds of thousands of cruisers begin and/or end their cruise in Civitavecchia, or stop for the day on a shore excursion during their cruise.

Rome and the Roman countryside in the region of Lazio are the closest and most geographically compatible with Civitavecchia, and they offer cruisers and all travelers alike fantastic opportunities to see and explore some of Italy’s most incredible historical, architectural, archaeological and artistic treasures and masterpieces.

From incredible museums to fairytale castles, from Caesars to Popes, from Etruscan to Baroque, this region will overwhelm you with an abundance of unforgettable experiences.

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5 Top Rome Sea Port Tours from Civitavecchia – with RomeCabs

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ROME IN A DAY

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ROME IN A DAY TOUR from Civitavecchia - RomeCabs

ROME IN A DAY TOUR from Civitavecchia – RomeCabs

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Rome was not built in a day, but you can enjoy the main highlights of the Eternal City in a day with Stefano’s RomeCabs.

Rome in A Day Tour from Civitavecchia is THE most popular and most frequently booked Rome tour by both cruisers touring from Civitavecchia as well as travelers staying in Rome.

On this full day tour your morning begins with Ancient Rome as you visit to the glorious Colosseum (the world’s most famous ancient Roman amphitheater!) followed by a postcard perfect view of the Roman Forum from a perfectly positioned terrace on top of Capitoline Hill.

You will continue with a visit to the Pantheon the 1st century AD ancient Roman pagan temple that was converted into a church in year 609 AD and features an enormous coffered dome with an oculus that opens to the sky.

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10 Unique Facts about the Pantheon you probably didn’t know

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Have a taste of La Dolce Vita with stops at Rome’s most famous squares such as the Spanish Steps with its majestic unfurling stairway,  and the stunning Baroque Trevi Fountain (don’t forget to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain as tradition holds it would ensure a future return visit to Italy).

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Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps - Rome in A Day Tour with RomeCabs

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After a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant or eatery of your choice, you will visit the smallest country in the world, Vatican City.  

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Video Postcard from RomeCabs: Vatican Museums

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Here you will explore the vast Vatican Museums brimming with treasures and masterpieces, the Sistine Chapel that features the glorious frescoes of Michelangelo, and St Peter’s Basilica – the largest and most important church in Christendom.

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Vatican Museums Rome in A Day Tour with Stefano's RomeCabs

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Following the Vatican visit you will journey back to your cruise ship in Civitavecchia.

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PANORAMIC ROME FOR CRUISERS

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PANORAMIC ROME TOUR  from Civitavecchia Cruise Port - with RomeCabs

PANORAMIC ROME TOUR from Civitavecchia Cruise Port – with RomeCabs

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If you are looking for a more relaxing tour that touches on Rome’s highlights and avoids super crowded places like the Colosseum and Vatican that also require advance purchased admission tickets, the Panoramic Rome for Cruisers Tour may be just what you are looking for.

On this tour you will enjoy a visit inside the Pantheon, and enjoy the massive picture perfect Colosseum  from the outside in Colosseum Square, as well as admire St Peter’s Basilica from the outside in St Peter’s Square. If the security lines at St Peter’s Basilica are not long, you may sneak in for a peek.

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10 Reasons to book Stefano’s Rome Cabs for your Civitavecchia Transfers

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Other exciting stops include Rome’s most renown squares:  Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain, and the Basilica of San Clemente with an Underground visit to remains of the 4th century basilica upon which the current 12 century basilica was built upon, and further below a 3rd century Roman apartment complex with a Mithraic Temple dedicated to the ancient cult of Mithras.  An underground journey that takes you far into Rome’s ancient past is a fascinating and exciting way to end your Panoramic Rome for Cruisers tour.

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Basilica of San Clemente Underground Visit - RomeCabs

Basilica of San Clemente Underground Visit – RomeCabs

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COUNTRYSIDE SPLENDOR

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The Countryside Splendor is the most popular Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia outside of Rome.  Whether you’ve already visited Rome, prefer a more relaxing day without the city chaos, or the idea of visiting castles and ancient cities of the dead fascinates, you, this tour may be the one for you!

Your Countryside Splendor tour begins with your arrival in Bracciano, the medieval village overlooking the pristine volcanic lake by the same name (Bracciano Lake).  The village is crowned by the imposing Renaissance era Orsini-Odescalchi Castle (commonly known as Bracciano Castle).

Bracciano Castle is one of the few castles in Italy that is perfectly preserved and open to the public for visits to explore the 2 levels of exquisite rooms that once belonged to kings, queens, popes, lords and ladies.

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Bracciano Castle Interior - Countryside Tour with RomeCabs

Bracciano Castle Interior – Countryside Tour with RomeCabs

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Lavishly adorned with original Renaissance era furniture, paintings, frescoes and woodwork, you can allow your mind to imagine the glorious lives of Italy’s illustrious that once occupied these rooms.  

A walk along the ramparts will reward you with a breathtaking view of the lush countryside and Lake Bracciano that’s actually a million years’ old volcanic crater that’s also one of Italy’s most pristine lakes.

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“Swan Lake” and the Enchanting Lake Bracciano

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A traditional Italian lunch at a family owned restaurant in the Medieval clifftop borgo of Ceri is not to be missed.  Perched on top of a cliff rests an ancient fortress that seems to rise right out of the tuffa rock upon which it was built.   It’s narrow medieval street that connects the main square with the world below is so narrow that only 1 vehicle can squeeze through at a time, their passage directed by stop lights placed at  each end of the street.


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Following lunch, you will begin your adventure exploring the ancient Etruscan city of the dead at the Banditaccia Etruscan Necropolis in Cerveteri.

Your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site will take you on a journy through its acres of  hundreds of actual tombs that date from 9th century BC to 3rd century BC (the duration of the pre-Roman Etruscan civilization before they were conquered by the Romans and absorbed into the Roman culture).  

From early circular huts that resemble mounds to complex “modern” square tombs organized like city blocks with roads for procession, you have the unique opportunity to enter many of these fascinating tombs as they were uniquely carved into the living rock to resemble the actual homes of the deceased.

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Tomb of Reliefs - Banditaccia Etruscan Necropolis

Tomb of Reliefs – Banditaccia Etruscan Necropolis  – with RomeCabs

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You may not be Indiana Jones, but it sure will sure feel the excitement of exploring ancient tombs and getting a glimpse into the ancient and mysterious Etruscan civilization.

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ETRUSCAN MYSTERY

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If exploring the ancient Tombs of Banditaccia Etruscan necropolis sound exciting, you might also enjoy this popular signature tour from our sister company Stefano Rome Tours: ETRUSCAN MYSTERY

The Etruscan Mysteries take you to the beautiful countryside region where the ancient Etruscans once flourished with important city states that dominated the region as well as the sea.

This shore excursion from Civitavecchia will take you on a journey to Tarquinia – a city that takes the ancient name of the Etruscan King, Tarquinius.
Here you will have the very unique opportunity to visit underground tombs unlike any other in the world because the tombs at the Monterozzi Necropolis are actually painted.

These colorful vivid ancient 4th century BC frescoes offer visitors an incredible look into the vibrant life of the Etruscans: how they looked, how they dressed, what they ate, how they celebrated, how they hunted and the music they played. Nowhere else in the world would you come face to face with the smiling faces of the ancient Etruscans so beautifully depicted in their painted tombs.

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Tomb of the Leopards - Monterozzi Etruscan Necropolis

Tomb of the Leopards – Monterozzi Etruscan Necropolis

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A visit to the Etruscan Museum in Tarquinia also merits a visit as it houses the unspeakable treasures retrieved from the painted tombs. They will amaze with the level of sophistication and advancement for such an ancient civilization that existed for centuries before the Rome was even a remote village on a hill.

From Tarquinia, a drive through the land of the the ancient Etruria will take you to  the sleepy historic town of Tuscania (not to be confused with Tuscany).

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San Pietro Church in Tuscania, on Etruscan Mystery Tour with Stefano Rome tours

Church of San Pietro in Tuscania

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Tuscania was also an ancient Etruscan city state, however, today it boasts Medieval glories that can be seen in its imposing city walls, medieval towers, and Romanesque Churches of San Pietro, and Maria Maggiore that boast finely decorated facades with elaborate carvings, complex iconography and rose windows.

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Tuscania's beautiful Etruscan Valley

Tuscania’s beautiful Etruscan Valley

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Before leaving, a must is a visit to the terrace garden that will reward you with a spectacular view of the valley with the churches and fortress ruins in the distance that poets referred to as the most beautiful valley in all of Italy, the Etruscan valley of Tuscania.

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OSTIA ANTICA AND CERVETERI

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For history buffs, Ostia Antica and Cerveteri Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia combines the best of Italy’s most significant ancient civilizations:  the Etruscans and the Romans.

This tour will take you to the ancient Roman city of Ostia Antica, lunch in the Medieval hamlet of Ceri, and will conclude with an exploration of the ancient Etruscan necropolis of Cervereri (for Ceri and Cerveteri see the Countryside Splendor tour above).

Ostia Antica is a perfect example of what an Ancient Roman city was like. Unlike Pompeii that is extremely crowded and not actually Rome, Ostia Antica is much less crowded for a more enjoyable visit and you have an authentic experience of exploring an actual ancient Roman city.

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Ostia Antica - Civitavecchia Rome Sea Port Tour with RomeCabs

Ostia Antica from Civitavecchia – RomeCabs

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From Roman roads, to a perfectly preserved theater, Roman apartments, public latrine, temples, baths, to elaborate mosaics that cover floors of Roman bath houses and local businesses, Ostia Antica will simply amaze your senses.

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5 TOP “Cruisers’ Choice” Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia

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For all these tours and more, please visit our website where you will find a wide variety of Day Tours, Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, Livorno and Naples, Sightseeing Transfers, and local airport and Civitavecchia Transfers.

For additional Shore Excursions and Day Tours,  please also visit our sister company Stefano Rome Tours.

Thank you very much for reading our 5 Top Rome Sea Port Tours from Civitavecchia – with RomeCabs blog post.  We look forward to showing you beautiful places in Italy!

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7 Things to know before booking Rome Airport Transfers

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours from Rome, and Shore Excursions from Italy’s top cruise ports.

We have provided transfers from Rome’s main airports for more than 15 years and counting, serving tens of thousands of travelers and cruisers arriving in Rome on their holiday.

We compiled a list of 7 things to know before booking Rome airport transfers based on our extended experience, and questions we’ve received from thousands of clients over the years.

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7 Things to know before booking Rome Airport Transfers

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1 Vehicles have eight passenger maximum.

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The maximum size vehicles that can access Rome’s historic center is 8 passenger vans.  

Vehicles larger than 8 passengers fall into the bus category and are not granted access into the heart of Rome where most of travelers book their accommodation during their stay in Rome.

This is also the largest size vehicle permitted to access Civitavecchia Cruise Port (for cruisers who book transfers from Airport to their cruise ship in Civitavecchia).

If you are traveling in a group larger than 8 persons, you would require 2 vehicles together.
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LUGGAGE INFORMATION
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Most vehicles for transfers in the Rome range from sedans, SUVs, and most common minivans of up to 8 passengers.

If you are a party of 1 to 3 passengers with extra luggage make sure you inform the company so you will not be provided a sedan priced for 1, 2 or 3 passengers.

If you are a bigger group of up to 8 Persons with extra luggage also inform the transfer company to make sure all your luggage can fit in a van as you may require 2 vehicles for extra luggage.

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READ:  Best time to book your Fiumicino Airport Transfers


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2 FCO Airport Meeting Point to meet your Driver

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FCO Airport has a meeting point area where all drivers are required to wait in main waiting hall after passenger clear customs and exit the baggage claims area.

Drivers are not permitted to greet their clients in customs or by the carousels in baggage claims as those are security restricted areas and only ticket holders and individuals with special airport security clearance may enter.

The Meeting Point area is easy to find, it’s an area in the main waiting hall of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 marked by multiple large columns.

You will see MANY drivers there holding signs with their clients names… it may make finding yours a bit difficult when there are dozens of drivers side by side and one behind the other, so look carefully or call the company providing the transfer to assist you in locating your driver.

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FCO AIRPORT MEETING POINT AREA - RomeCabs

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3 Designated Parking Area for Car Service Vehicles

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Designated parking for a car service vehicles is a few minutes walk from FCO airport terminal.

The area where drivers are permitted to park is NOT a choice, but mandated by the Airport Security.  Vehicles are not permitted to park elsewhere or pick up passengers curbside.

ALL travelers who book private driver services are obliged to walk to the designated parking area… there are no other options due to security measures.

For travelers with mobility issues, FCO Airport offers Complimentary Wheelchair Assistance that travelers may book in advance via their Airline Company.  When wheelchair assistance is booked in advance, an airport staff member will meet the passengers at their plane, and accompany them with the wheelchair all the way to the parked vehicle.

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Walking to Parking Area for Driver Service Vehicles at FCO Airport
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4  Door to Door Service – be aware of small traffic restricted streets and alleys in Rome

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Many small streets and alleys in the historic center of Rome may be restricted to traffic.

If you require door to door service (be dropped off at the entrance of your hotel or alternate accommodation), be sure to select a hotel or accommodation on a street that allows traffic and vehicles to stop and unload passengers at their door.

Otherwise, drivers will park as close as lawfully possible, and meet the clients on foot at their hotel or accommodation and accompany them with their luggage to the parked vehicle.

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RomeCabs Transfer Service

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5 Driving Time between Rome and FCO Airport

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Driving time between FCO airport and central Rome is up to 40 to 60 minutes pending local traffic conditions.

It’s best to allow plenty of time to arrive at the airport in case you may encounter any unforeseen delays on the way to the airport.

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READ:  Tips on Booking Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs
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6  Traveling with young children?

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Children 8 years and younger are required by law to be secured in their own age appropriate safety seats inside moving vehicles.

Children cannot be seated in other passengers laps.

If you are traveling with young children and do not plan to bring your own child seats with you, be sure to request age appropriate child seats or booster seats from the company you book your transfers with.

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READ:   Don’t Do These 7 Things when Booking a Fiumicino or Civitavecchia Transfer

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7  You can book tours starting from the airport

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  • Arriving at the airport early in the morning but can’t check into your hotel or apartment until afternoon?

  • In Rome for a limited time and wish to make the most of it?

  • Wish to maximize your sightseeing opportunities in Rome?

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You may book a tour of Rome straight from the airport.

Your English speaking tour driver will meet you at the airport for your arrival, and then whisk you off on a fun fill day exploring Rome. Your tour will end with your hotel drop off.

You may book a short 1 Hour or 2 Hour tour by car from the airport, or a longer 4 Hour or even a full day tour of Rome starting from the airport.
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Visit our website for more information, or contact us for a customized extended tour of Rome from the airport.
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Thank you very much and we look forward to welcome you to Rome!

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Rome in 2 Days – Best of Rome Itinerary

 

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private Tours, Shore Excursions, and Transfers in Rome and beyond.

 

The beauty of Rome is that you will not run out of amazing things to see and do. No matter how often you visit the Eternal City, you will discover more incredible churches, museums, squares, monuments, streets, and hidden places.
As many travelers have limited time in Rome and wish to see as much as possible in as little time as possible, we created an itinerary for a Rome in 2 Days tour by car that will take you to many of Rome’s most breathtaking and must-see places.

 

Since on our tours by car you are driven from location to location in your private deluxe vehicle driven by your personal English speaking driver, you will save so much time and energy that you can use to enjoy MORE of Rome in LESS time, effortlessly and comfortably.

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Rome in 2 Days –  Best of Rome Itinerary

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Suggested Itinerary of Main Rome Highlights for Rome in 2 Days

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  • Colosseum

  • The Roman Forum

  • Ancient Appian Way

  • Christian Catacombs

  • Spanish Steps

  • Piazza Navona

  • Trevi Fountain

  • Pantheon

  • Campo dei Fiori

  • Aventine Hill, Orange Garden

  • The Secret Keyhole

  • St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica

  • Castel Sant’Angelo

  • The Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica

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DAY 1 of Rome in 2 Days Tour  – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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ROME IN 2 DAYS TOUR Day 1 Itinerary with RomeCabs

ROME IN 2 DAYS TOUR Day 1 Itinerary with RomeCabs

 

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Your first day will begin in Ancient Rome with a visit to the Colosseum – the world’s most famous elliptical amphitheater that has inspired architects and engineers for millenia.

Just across from the Colosseum is the Roman Forum – from where the Roman empire was ruled.  Located in a previously marshy valley between the Capitoline Hill and Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum served as the nucleus for political, religious, judicial and commercial affairs of the Roman Empire.

 

A drive to the outskirts of Rome will take you to a special ancient Roman road: The Ancient Appian Way / Via Appia, an early 4th century Roman road that was nicknamed “the queen of the long roads”, connecting Rome to other distant parts of the Italian peninsula.

Nearby you will stop to visit the Christian Catacombs.  Catacombs are labyrinth of underground receptacles of the dead dating back to 2nd and 3rd century when Christianity was illegal.  Intricate tunnels were hewn out of the local soft tuffa stone (like the ancient Etruscans did when they carved their own burial tombs in shapes of huts).   Admission tickets purchased on site also includes a group guided tour in various languages.

 

After lunch in Rome at a local restaurant or trattoria of your choice,  you will have a taste of La Dolce Vita with visits to the lively and most popular squares in Rome:  The Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain.

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Video Postcard from RomeCabs: ROMAN FORUM

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The Spanish Steps is an elegant 18th century spacious outdoor stairway that unfurls to connect the square below to the French church of Trinita dei Monti and the Egyptian obelisk that once belonged to Pharaoh Ramses II.

 

Piazza Navona outlines the perimeters of the 1st century AD Roman sports stadium built by Emperor Diomitian called “Circus Agonalis” (competition arena). The ancient name evolved over time from Agone (games) to Navona.

Today the large oblong square well recognized by Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers that’s topped with a tall obelisk. Two other fabulous fountains at each end of the square: Fountain of the Moor, and Fountain of Neptune.  The square is lined with shops, restaurants and cafes with outdoor seatings, and entertainment is always to be found in the square.

 

Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome with a symphony of large marble sculptures of Oceanus on his triumphal chariot pulled by two seahorses jockeid by two Tritons immersed in gushing pools of water.  Trevi Fountain also has a peculiar tradition made famous in movies: if you throw a coin in the fountain you will be assured of a return visit to Rome.

 

Your Day 1 of Rome in 2 Days will complete with a visit to one of the most well recognized ancient Roman monuments in the world: the Pantheon.  

 

The Pantheon was a once a pagan temple dedicated to all gods, and after the fall of the Roman empire it was converted into a church in year 609 AD. Be sure to look up at the center of the immense coffered dome – you will see the “oculus” (“eye” in Latin) that serves as the only opening to illuminate the monument as its only natural source of light.

 

10 Unique Facts about the Pantheon you probably didn’t know

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DAY 2 of Rome in 2 Days Tour   – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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ROME IN 2 DAYS TOUR  - Day 1 Itinerary with RomeCabs

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Your  Day 2 of your Rome in 2 Days Tour will start with a visit to Campo dei Fiori where every morning it’s transformed into a bustling market for a fun outdoor market experience where you can find anything from local fruits and vegetables to clothes and kitchen wares to tempt your palate and eyes.

 

A short drive in your private deluxe vehicle will take you to Aventine Hill, one of the Seven Hills upon which ancient Rome was built upon. Today Aventine Hill is a quiet charming upscale neighborhood away from the chaos of big city life.  

Here you will enjoy an off the beaten path stroll through Giardino degli Aranci (The Orange Garden) that’s a lovely small grove of orange trees with a spectacular terrace with lovely view of Rome.

 

Nearby is the Piazza of the Knights of Malta with a very special door that you’re bound to notice often a line of folks waiting to peer through the keyhole like “peeping toms”. Get in line, because it’s worth the surprise you’ll find on the other end of the keyhole:  an enchanting view of St Peter’s Basilica perfectly framed by manicured evergreens in the garden beyond the special door.

 

Your next destination will be St Paul Outside the Walls – the second largest basilica in Rome. Originally built in 4th century AD, it was destroyed by fire in late 1800’s and with thanks to generous donors the church was able to re rebuilt to its original glory.

 

Approaching the Vatican area, your next visit will be Castel Sant’Angelo – originally a 2nd century AD mausoleum built by Roman Emperor Hadrian that was later converted into a fortress for papal protections during dangerous times of war and sieges in Rome, and later a prison. The Sant’Angelo  was named after Archangel Michael appeared above the mausoleum in 590 AD signaling the end of a terrible plague, and a statue dedicated to Saint Archangel Michael tops the castle.

 

After lunch, you will visit the world’s smallest country: Vatican City. Here you will have a couple of hours to enjoy the treasures displayed inside the vast Vatican Museums, gaze at the masterpieces by Michelangelo inside the sacred Sistine Chapel, and visit St Peter’s Basilica – the largest and most significant church in Christendom.

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Vatican City

Vatican City – Rome in 2 Days Tour

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This marks the completion of your Rome in 2 Days Tour – a fabulous adventure through Rome’s historical locations to explore ancient places, discover hidden treasures, admire unique masterpieces, and contemplate the magnificence of a once powerful empire that has left behind so many of their archaeological and engineering accomplishments that have inspired and amazed the world for centuries.

 

For more information on Rome in 2 Days tour, please visit our website and see our Rome Tours page where you will find this and many other tours we offer – as well as Rome in A Day and Rome in 3 Days options.

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Thank you very much for visiting our travel blog, we look forward to showing you beautiful places in Italy!

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10 Things to Know before booking Civitavecchia Transfers

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours from Rome, and Shore Excursions from Italy’s top cruise ports.

We provide Civitavecchia Transfers to thousands of happy cruisers each year for more than 15 years and counting, and we’ve answered thousands of questions from cruisers unfamiliar with booking Civitavecchia Transfers, or repeat cruisers seeking additional information.

We compiled 10 things to know before booking Civitavecchia Transfers whether you are first time cruisers departing or arriving in Civitavecchia, or return cruisers with different needs.  

If you have any questions about any Civitavecchia transfers related matters that we have not included in this article, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask. We are happy to assist with any questions you may have.

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10  Things to Know before booking Civitavecchia Transfers

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1  Vehicle Size

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Vehicles for Civitavecchia Transfers have a maximum of 8 passenger capacity.

This is the maximum size vehicle permitted to enter the Cruise Port and Rome’s Historic Center.

If you are traveling in a group larger than 8 passengers, you would require 2 vehicles.

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Civitavecchia Port Transfers RomeCabs

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2 Vehicle Luggage Capacity

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With the benefit of cruising and not having to carry your luggage from place to place, as well as various functions on the cruise ships, many cruisers travel with more luggage than they normally would on a land trip.

If you are traveling with extra luggage for an extensive cruise, inform your transfer company of all your large and small luggage so you will be provided a proper size vehicle (or 2 vehicles for larger groups with extra luggage).

If you are a party of 1-3 persons for a transfer priced for a car type vehicle, if you are traveling with luggage that would exceed the capacity of a car trunk,  be sure to inform your transfer provider as you may need to be upgraded to a larger vehicle such as a minivan.

Each van can also accommodate up to 7-8 check-in suitcases and up to 7-8 small carry-on cases.  

If your group expects to bring more luggage than the vehicle can accommodate, be sure to inform the company in case you may require 2 vehicles for all of the passengers and their luggage to travel comfortably and safely. 

If you do not inform the company in advance of your extra luggage, it may result in extensive delays while a suitable sized vehicle or 2nd vehicle is made available for you and higher prices than you prepared for.

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Luggage Travel Tips – RomeCabs

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3  Travel Time to/from Civitavecchia by Car

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Travel time from Rome to Civitavecchia is about 1.5 hours

Travel time from Fiumicino Airport/ Hotel to Civitavecchia is about 1 hour

These are the estimated travel time by car, actual times may vary depending on local traffic and road conditions.

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4   Pier /  Shipside Pick up and Drop Off

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Private Drivers can pick up and drop off passengers right on the pier next to their ship as they have security clearance to access all cruise ship piers.

This makes for a very convenient door to door service, especially when traveling with a lot of luggage or with children.

For pick ups from Civitavecchia Cruise Port, please proceed to the area on the pier where all other drivers are waiting for their clients to disembark, and  look for your driver holding a sign with your name in the reservation.

Do NOT take any buses or shuttles away from the pier or leave the port.

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Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs

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5   Traveling with young children?

If you are traveling with young children that are 8 years or younger, be sure to request a child seat or booster seat as they are required by law in Italy.

Children are required to be secured in their age appropriate child seats inside moving vehicles.  You may either bring your own child seats, or request child seats to be provided by your transfer provider.

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6  Recommended Pick up Times

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Recommended pick up time from Rome hotel accommodation to Civitavecchia is 11 AM – 1 PM

Recommended pick up time from Civitavecchia to Rome hotel is  8:00 -9:00 AM (when most cruisers are disembarked by).

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7   Flying on the same day your cruise ends?

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If you are flying out on the same day as your ship docks at the end of your cruise, don’t book your departure time too early in the morning.

Usually 11 AM is the earliest recommended time to book a flight in order to allow time in case your ship docks late, or you experience traffic delays on the way to the airport.

 

Airport Transfers - Stefano's RomeCabs

Airport Transfers – Stefano’s RomeCabs

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Top 10 Civitavecchia Transfer FQA / Questions Answered – RomeCabs

 

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8  Flying into Rome’s airports on the same day your cruise departs?

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If you are flying into the Airport on the same day your cruise ship departs, it is recommended to book a flight that arrived in Italy in the morning to allow you plenty of extra time to accommodate for any unforeseen flight delays, or missing or delayed luggage upon arrival.

It is not recommended to book a flight arriving at Rome’s airport too close to your ships’ departure time as it would be risky in case of any unforeseen delays.

A private transfer is the best option to get to your ship as quickly as possible and to have your driver monitor your flight for delays and wait for you if you have delays with luggage.

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9  Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers – the best of both worlds!

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Private Transfers are preferred as it provides cruisers complete control of their scheduled pick up, and allows for a predictable travel time and and arrival time at your final destination.

Booking generic shuttle transfers  are more economical, but leaves you without an exact pick up time, and unknown duration of travel and arrival time due to unknown number of additional stops the driver has to make to pick up other passengers.

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Privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers offers you the best of both worlds: the convenience and benefits of a private transfer, but with the added savings of a shared transfer.

 

Why Private Shared Port Transfers are better than Shuttle Services


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You can create your own private group of fellow cruisers willing to share a transfer together, and you will be in charge of your pick up time, how many persons will share your transfer and the number of additional stops along the time. This will make your transfer more predictable and you are still in complete control of everyone in the group sharing the transfer together.

Thousands of cruisers have created their own privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers easily and enjoyed the benefits of a Private Transfer with the cost savings of a shared transfer.

It’s easy: just place an Ad on Cruise Critic Roll Call and invite fellow cruisers to share your Civitavecchia Transfers.
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Cruise Critic Roll Call

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Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers are most recommended for:
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* Rome Hotels (all centrally located to minimize travel time and costs of additional stops) to Civitavecchia.

* Civitavecchia to Rome Hotels (all centrally located to minimize travel time and costs of additional stops).

*  Civitavecchia to Fiumicino (FCO Airport and/or Hotels in Fiumicino)

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Privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers are NOT recommended for:
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*  Airport to Civitavecchia (due to unpredictability of airport arrivals that)

Pick up and Drop off Hotels that too far apart or in different cities as it would increase travel time and costs associated with additional stops far apart.

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Find out more about booking your own privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers:
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How to Be in Control of your SHARED CIVITAVECCHIA Transfers

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10  Enhance your Civitavecchia Transfers with sightseeing opportunities.

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Many cruisers don’t know that they can turn their direct nonstop Civitavecchia Transfers and turn their transfers into actual tours and experience more of Italy in a short time.

You can upgrade your Civitavecchia Transfers with Pre Cruise Tours and Post Cruise Tours.

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PRE CRUISE TOURS

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If you are staying in Rome prior to your cruise, pre cruise tours offer you the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Rome Pre Cruise Tour or a Countryside Pre Cruise Tour.

On your half day tour of Rome with a transfer to Civitavecchia, you can enjoy a visit to the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the popular Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.

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ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR with Stefano's RomeCabs

ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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On a half day tour of the countryside with transfer to Civitavecchia, you enjoy a visit to the fairy-tale Renaissance Castle in Bracciano that overlooks a pristine volcanic lake, and have a delicious traditional Italian lunch in the Medieval clifftop hamlet of Ceri.

Our sister company Stefano Rome Tours also offers the fabulous Charming Lakeside Villages Pre Cruise Tour that you would be sure to love.

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POST CRUISE TOURS

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Due to high demand of cruisers looking to maximize their day upon completing their cruise in Civitavecchia, we created the very popular Rome in A Day Post Cruise Tour and the Countryside Post Cruise Tours.

What is wonderful about touring post cruise is that ANY shore excursion from Civitavecchia can be converted into a Post Cruise Tour at the same price of a shore excursion.

Your tour begins with your pick up by your ship, and concludes with your drop off at your hotel in Rome.

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ROME IN A DAY POST CRUISE TOUR with Stefano's RomeCabs

ROME IN A DAY POST CRUISE TOUR with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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Staying in Fiumicino? Have an evening flight out of FCO Airport?  No problem! We can even take you to your hotel in Fiumicino or the Airport at the end of you tour.

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We hope you’ve found this travel blog helpful when planning your next transfer to or from Civitavecchia Cruise Port.

For the complete services that we offer including tours and transfers,  please visit our website.
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Thank very much and we look forward to welcome you to Italy!

The RomeCabs Team

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Stefano’s RomeCabs Transfers and Tours in Italy

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See ROME IN A DAY from Civitavecchia

COLOSSEUMBuon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers, Shore Excursions from Italy’s main cruise ports, and Day Tours from Rome.

Rome was not built in a day, but if you are short on time (such as a shore excursion from Civitavecchia) you can certainly see the highlights and enjoy the best that Rome has to offer in a day.

We created a time tested itinerary for our most popular tour: Rome in A Day that includes, among others, the following famous monuments, museums, and squares.  

If you are looking for inspiration for some of Rome’s top sites that you can enjoy in a day,  keep this list handy.

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See ROME IN A DAY from Civitavecchia

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ROME IN A DAY TOUR with Stefano's RomeCabs

ROME IN A DAY TOUR with Stefano’s RomeCabs

 

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COLOSSEUM

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Colosseum

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The Colosseum is the iconic symbol of Rome and the once formidable Roman Empire. Originally named the Flavian Amphitheater after the family name of Emperor Vespasian who commissioned the elliptical amphitheater to be built in 72 AD, the Colosseum was primarily used for gladiatorial games, beast hunts, mock sea battles, theatrical displays, and unfortunate public executions.

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HELPFUL TIPS TO VISITING THE COLOSSEUM:  

  • Purchase your Admission Tickets in advance to avoid long ticket lines.
  • The Colosseum is best visited first thing in the morning to avoid the potential long security lines due to security checkpoints, and avoid the hot summer sun in the afternoon that makes you feel like you are baking inside the Colosseum)

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CIRCUS MAXIMUS

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Circus Maximus

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One of the wonders of Ancient Rome, Circus Maximus was Rome’s premier chariot racing stadium right below the palatial Palatine Hill where ancient Rome’s emperors and upper crust built their enormous villas – the Beverly Hills of Ancient Rome).

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10 Reasons to book your Transfers and Tours with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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THE PANTHEON

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The Pantheon - Rome in A Day Tour with RomeCabs

The Pantheon – Rome in A Day Tour with RomeCabs

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The Pantheon is Rome’s ancient temple originally dedicated to all Roman gods (from which its name derives), and it was converted into a Christian Church in 609 AD. Having been converted into a church helped preserve this ancient monument from being stripped and quarried for building materials like other ancient monuments during the Medieval and Renaissance eras.

The most formidable feature of the Pantheon is its imposing coffered dome with a hole in its center. This “oculus” (Latin for “eye”) was always open to nature’s elements allowing in sunshine, rain, and sometimes snow.
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READ:  10 UNIQUE FACTS ABOUT PANTHEON YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW

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TREVI FOUNTAIN

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THE TREVI FOUNTAIN – ROME IN A DAY with RomeCabs

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The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome with an amazing facade of Oceanus and his amazing seahorses jockeid by two Tritons.

The Trevi Fountain was featured in the movie classics Three Coins in A Fountain and Federico Fellini’s famous “La Dolce Vita”.

Legend has it that if you throw a coin into the fountain over your shoulder, it will ensure a return visit to Rome!  It’s worth a try – and it’s for a good cause. The coins are collected each morning and donated to charity to help the poor.

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5 TOP “Cruisers’ Choice” Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia

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SPANISH STEPS

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Spanish Steps - Rome in A Day Tour with RomeCabs

Spanish Steps – Rome in A Day Tour with RomeCabs

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The 18th century elegant Spanish Steps unfurls to connect the Church of Trinita dei Monti and the Obelisk Sallustiano above, to the square below.  

At the base of this impressive stairway is a 1600’s Baroque fountain of a boat (Fontana della Barcaccio – “the Fountain of the Old Boat”) created by Pietro Bernini, the father of the famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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7 Can’t Be Missed Tours to and from Civitavecchia

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VATICAN CITY
(Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter Basilica)

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Vatican Museums - Rome in A Day Tour with RomeCabs

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For being the smallest country in the world, the Vatican holds the greatest collection of artistic and architectural treasures that are among the most famous in the world.  The Vatican Museums boast masterpieces by Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Giotto, Titian, and more.

Inside the Vatican you have the opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums that’s vast labyrinth of opulent wall to ceiling artwork, galleries of paintings and countless classical to Renaissance era sculptures.

At the far end you will be rewarded with arriving at the Sistine Chapel adorned with Michelangelo’s most famous frescoes on the ceiling, and the Last Judgment.
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Vatican Museums - Rome in A Day Tour with RomeCabs

Vatican Museums (School of Athens by Raphael) – Rome in A Day Tour with RomeCabs

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Saint Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in Christendom and where the site of Saint Peter’s tomb is believed to be.  

Larger than life, inside the Renaissance Saint Peter’s Basilica you will awestruck by Michelangelo’s famous sculpture the “Pieta”, Bernini’s imposing bronze canopy above the alter, the splendid Cathedra Petri (the Throne of St Peter) and the ornate Chapel of the Sacrament.
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Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

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Thank you for visiting our travel blog and reading our See ROME IN A DAY from Civitavecchia article.
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For more information on our Rome in a Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia (or Rome in A Day Post Cruise Tour), please visit our website or  our Shore Excursion page

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Thank you very much and we look forward to showing you beautiful places in Italy!

the RomeCabs Team

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How much is Transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia? – RomeCabs

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Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private airport and Civitavecchia Transfers, as well as Day Tours and Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia and Naples Cruise Ports.

At Stefano’s RomeCabs we strive to keep our Civitavecchia Transfer prices as low and as competitive as possible, while providing the highest quality of service that our clients have come to rely on for more than 15 years and counting!

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How much is Transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia?

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Our website is very informative, with up to date service information, current PRICE LIST, and easy to use online Booking Form.

It’s important to always check our website for any newly updated information and prices.

Click below to arrive on our Civitavecchia Transfer page on our RomeCabs website.

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CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS

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Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs: Prices and Information

Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs: Prices and Information

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HELPFUL READ:   A how-to guide to book your Rome Cabs Transfer (to/from Rome Airport)

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Traveling to Civitavecchia from FCO Airport?

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If you are going to Civitavecchia from FCO Airport, we also provided a helpful video showing you where to meet your driver at FCO Airport.

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How to get from Fiumicino to Civitavecchia in 3 easy steps
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9 Helpful Blogs Posts on TIPS on Rome Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers

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Airport Transfers with Stefano's RomeCabs

RomeCabs offers private Transfers from FCO /Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia Cruise Port

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PRIVATELY SHARED CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS

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All our transfers are private, however many cruisers have created their own privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers from Rome to their cruise ship with fellow cruisers staying in the same area of Rome to minimize excess driving and distance related extra costs.

Our helpful blog below shows you the benefits of privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers as opposed to generic shuttle transfers, and HOW you can book your perfect privately shared Civitavecchia Transfers with fellow cruisers from your own cruise.

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Civitavecchia Shared Transfers: The way YOU want them!

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RomeCabs Civitavecchia Transfer

RomeCabs will Pick up Up and Drop you Off right by your ship in Civitavecchia

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MAXIMIZE YOUR SIGHTSEEING OPPORTUNITIES WITH OUR PRE CRUISE TOURS

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Are you staying in Rome and wish to wish to maximize your sightseeing opportunities prior to embarking on your cruise?
We also offer exciting Pre Cruise Tours of Rome and the Countryside that include a 4 hour tour with a transfer directly to your ship for an easy, convenient, fun filled morning to get your cruise started.

In Rome, enjoy a visit to the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Janiculum Hill.

In the countryside, enjoy an enchanting visit to the magnificent Renaissance Bracciano Castle, and have a delicious traditional lunch in the Medieval clifftop hamlet of Ceri that will transport you back in time!

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Pre Cruise Tours and Civitavecchia Shore Excursions with RomeCabs

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WATCH:  PRE CRUISE COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH ROMECABS

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READ WHAT SOME OF OUR CRUISING CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US ON CRUISE CRITIC

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Testimonials from Cruisers about RomeCabs

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Thank you for visiting our travel blog.  For more information on our Transfer Services, Day Tours, and Shore Excursions from Italy’s main cruise ports, please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

The RomeCabs Team

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