Rome in 2 Days – Best of Rome Itinerary – RomeCabs

 

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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the Pantheon - Rome Tour with RomeCabs

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

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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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See ROME IN A DAY from Civitavecchia – Rome Cabs

 

Buon 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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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 - Rome Day Tour with Rome Cabs

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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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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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!

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Must See Countryside Wonders on your way to Civitavecchia Cruise Port

 

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs Transfer and Tour blog. We are at your service to turn your Italy cruise and trip into a vacation of a lifetime with our private tours and transfers.

Civitavecchia is one of the most significant cruise ports in Italy and it serves Rome and its environs.  Most of the cruises start and end in Civitavecchia.

Since most cruisers who arrive in Civitavecchia Pre Cruise either come from Rome hotel or airport pre-cruise, they have the opportunity to turn their Civitavecchia Transfer into a Sightseeing Tour by including a half day journey into the charming Roman countryside which is also conveniently located near Civitavecchia. At the end of your tour you and your luggage will be delivered conveniently on the pier next to your ship so you can quickly embark on your cruise.

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From Rome Accommodation:  

If you will be staying in Rome prior to your cruise, you will be picked up  in the morning by Stefano’s Rome Cabs English speaking Driver and enjoy a relaxing drive out of Rome and into the quiet countryside.

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From Fiumicino Airport:

If your flight arrives early in the morning before 9 AM, you too can make the most of your pre cruise time in Italy to enjoy the Countryside.  

Just about 1 hour from Fiumicino Airport on the highway, the Roman countryside is an ideal pre cruise tour as you will be traveling in the direction of Civitavecchia making the most of your limited time.

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Enjoy the Photo and Video Gallery below of what to expect to see and do on your Countryside Pre Cruise Tour with Stefano’s RomeCabs.

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Must See Countryside Wonders on your way to Civitavecchia Cruise Port

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BRACCIANO

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LAKE BRACCIANO

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Lake Bracciano is an ancient volcanic crater that is now of the most pristine lakes in Italy.  Favored by Italians seeking to escape the chaotic city life of Rome, Lake Bracciano is one of the top countryside destinations for Italians.

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BRACCIANO CASTLE

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The 15th century imposing Renaissance Castle is commonly known as Bracciano Castle (named after the town of Bracciano where it’s located). Its official name is Odescalchi-Orsini Castle, and for centuries it is still owned by the same Odeschalchi family and it’s one of the best preserved castles in Italy.  

You will have the wonderful opportunity to visit Bracciano Castle and explore elegant rooms still with their original Renaissance era furnishings, wall paintings, frescoes, tapestries, friezes, weaponry, and more, turning it into an actual museum.

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Bracciano Castle Interior - Countryside Tour with RomeCabs

Bracciano Castle Interior – Countryside Tour with RomeCabs

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Many of Italy’s kings, queens, lords, ladies, knights and Popes and some of the most powerful families (think the Borgias!)  have once lived and slept here.

Depending on when you visit Bracciano Castle, you might feel as though you have the castle to yourself as you explore the grounds and the “Court of Honor” with arches, ramparts and pathways.

Located on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano, it offers visitors a spectacular panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding countryside.

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Bracciano Castle Rampart with Bracciano Lake view

Bracciano Castle Rampart with Bracciano Lake view

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THE HAMLET OF CERI

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Your encounter with Ceri will be unexpected.

Through the rustic countryside roads it will suddenly appear in front of you,  the remains of its ancient fortified walls rising out of the tuffa cliff. A narrow street will wind its way up through the arched village gate to the top of the hamlet’s only square. A stop light at the bottom and top of the hamlet allows traffic to pass one direction at a time as the narrow medieval passageway is only wide enough for one vehicle to drive through at a time.

Historic buildings with aged sun kissed facades and a church surround the tiny square. If not for all the vehicles parked there, you’d swear you’ve traveled back in time and found yourself in a Medieval borgo.

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Medieval hamlet of Ceri - Countryside Tour with RomeCabs

Medieval hamlet of Ceri – Countryside Tour with RomeCabs

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From as far back as the Etruscans, then the Romans, followed by the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Era, these ancient and distant civilizations have left their presence behind in this tiny little village.

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SANCTUARY OF MARY OF CERI

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Sanctuary of Mary of Ceri frescoes - Countryside tour with RomeCabs

Sanctuary of Mary of Ceri frescoes – Countryside tour with RomeCabs

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The  Romanesque Sanctuary of Mary (the church in Ceri), is quite fantastic.  Through simple on the outside, inside it’s an artistic masterpiece. Originally built on top of an ancient pagan temple dedicated to goddess Vesta, the Sanctuary of Mary will amaze you with an impressive 11th century cycle of frescoes from the Old Testament. These frescoes that cover an entire wall were discovered during a renovation in 1980.

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Capella della Grazie Ricevute in Ceri - with RomeCabs

Capella della Grazie Ricevute in Ceri – with RomeCabs

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Not to miss in inside the Sanctuary of Mary is the side Chapel of Gratitude.

 

If you’d like to visit the amazing places covered on this travel blog, please visit our website tour page for complete information and option to book your own Pre Cruise Countryside Tour, CLICK BELOW and experience the wonders of the Roman countryside on your way to Civitavecchia.

 

PRE CRUISE COUNTRYSIDE TOUR

 

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Thank you very much for reading our Must See Countryside Wonders on your way to Civitavecchia Cruise Port blog post.  We look forward to showing you beautiful places in Italy!

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Stefano’s RomeCabs – Civitavecchia Transfers and Tours

Rome Sea Port – Helpful Tips, Info for Civitavecchia Transfers, Tours

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private transfers and tours to and from the Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia.

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We have been providing Rome Sea Port Transfers and Tours (to and from Civitavecchia Cruise Port) for 15+ years, always focused on providing the most efficient, reliable, affordable and enjoyable transfers and tours to the millions of cruisers who stop at the Rome sea port in Civitavecchia.

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We have also written dozens of helpful travel blogs and articles that offer tips and advice to our clients and travelers in general.  In this travel blog, we compiled our top travel articles that contain useful information to help cruisers plan their Civitavecchia Port Transfers and Tours.

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CLICK ON THE TITLES BELOW to go to each informative travel blog page.

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CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS MADE EASY, EFFICIENT, ENJOYABLE

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Civitavecchia Rome Sea Port Transfers - RomeCabs

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This blog offers  information on baking your Rome Sea Port Civitavecchia Transfers Easy (easy hassle free pick up and drop off),  Efficient (predictable and timely travel time) and Enjoyable (there’s nothing like traveling in your comfortable private deluxe vehicle driven by your personal driver).  

Find out how to book and how to plan your transfers to and from the Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia.

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Top 10 Civitavecchia Transfer FQA / Questions Answered – RomeCabs

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This very helpful article, answers frequently asked questions such as:

 

  • How do I book a Civitavecchia Transfer from Fiumicino FCO Airport?
  • How far in advance should I book my Civitavecchia Transfer?
  • Can your driver enter the port and provide pier-side pick up and drop off?
  • Can we combine a Civitavecchia Transfer with a Tour to / from our ship?
  • Can we share our Civitavecchia Transfers with other cruisers?

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AND MORE…..

Each question is answered thoroughly to help you plan your Civitavecchia Transfers, know what to expect, book correctly, and how to enhance your travel experience to and from the Rome Sea Port of Civitavecchia.

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

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TOP Cruisers Choice Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia - with RomeCabs

TOP Cruisers Choice Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia RomeCabs

 

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Is your Cruise Ship docking in Civitavecchia and you can’t decide on which Rome shore excursion to book, or are looking for ideas and inspirations for your day in Rome?

This blog lists the top 5 “Cruisers’ Choice” Rome shore excursions from Civitavecchia along with suggested itineraries,  descriptions, and even videos.

All the tours are offered on our website in the Civitavecchia Shore Excursions category.

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10 TIPS on Tour Sharing – your best Italy Shore Excursions!

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Are you looking to share your shore excursions but don’t want to be cramped in a van full of complete strangers who may or may not have the same interests as you, or may cause you to not enjoy your tour at all?

We have the PERFECT solution for you: Your Own Privately Shared Shore Excursion.

Find out why thousands of cruisers choose to be in charge of creating their own small group tours with fellow like minded cruisers for a far superior tour experience where you save money and make new friends!

This travel article offers you 10 TIPS on Tour sharing for your best Italy shore excursions!

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The BEST and WORST Time to Book your Civitavecchia Transfers

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Double check your Travel Date - Stefano's RomeCabs.

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This travel article addresses situations such as:
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  • how far in advance to book your Civitavecchia Transfers?
  • is it recommended to book last minute?
  • Is it recommended to book your transfers while on your cruise?

 

AND MORE…

Small but important details make the difference between having a stress free Civitavecchia transfer or a stressful experience.

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How to get from Fiumicino to Civitavecchia in 3 easy steps:

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You think it’s difficult to book your transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia?

We make it very easy for you to book with us!

In this travel article we show you 3 easy steps for convenient, hassle free, and enjoyable travel from the airport to your cruise ship.

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CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS – HOW TO MAKE YOURS EVEN BETTER!       .

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ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR with Stefano's RomeCabs

ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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If you staying in Rome prior to your cruise and wish to make the most of your limited time, in this travel article we show you how to enhance your transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia with sightseeing opportunities along the way.

You can enjoy seeing and visiting places in Rome you haven’t seen yet, or venture into the countryside to visit magnificent castles and medieval villages on your way to Civitavecchia.

We offer you all the various pre cruise tour options with photos, videos and descriptions to help you choose the option that best suits your interests.  All the pre cruise tour options discussed in the travel blog are also available to book directly on our website.

 

Thank you for reading our Rome Sea Port – Helpful Tips, Info for Civitavecchia Transfers, Tours travel post.

 

For more information on Rome Sea Port Transfers and Tours from Civitavecchia, please visit our website in the banner below.  Our dedicated team is always happy to help!
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We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

Stefano’s RomeCabs Team

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What is the Fastest and Easiest way to get from FCO Airport to Civitavecchia Cruise Port?

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

Due to time restrictions and various personal reasons, many cruisers fly into Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) on the same day as their ship departs from Civitavecchia.

When it comes to going to your cruise ship straight from the airport, many cruisers ask: What is the fastest and easiest way to get from FCO Airport to Civitavecchia Cruise Port?  

Afterall…. when you’ve invested so much in your cruise of a lifetime, you don’t want to take risks of complicating your last journey to the Port after a long flight and feeling jet lagged and tired, or arriving too late to the Port and missing your ship.

We offer the perfect solution, and have provided it to tens of thousands of happy cruisers for more than 15 years and counting.

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What is the Fastest and Easiest way to get from FCO Airport to Civitavecchia Cruise Port?

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ANSWER: PRIVATE CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS

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Private Transfers are the fastest and easiest way to get from FCO to Civitavecchia Cruise Port because:

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  • It takes only about 1 hour from FCO to Civitavecchia by Car on a Private Transfer.
  • Private Transfers do NOT make any additional stops to pick up or drop off other passengers loaded in the same vehicle, delaying your transfer and making your arrival time at your ship unpredictable.
  • Private Transfer Drivers will wait for you if your flight is late or your luggage delayed at the airport.

 

When you arrive at FCO Airport on the same day your cruise ship departs, it’s very important that everything goes smoothly: flight arriving at FCO Airport on time, your luggage not delayed or lost, and an easy, efficient, and fast transport from the Airport to your cruise ship so you don’t risk arriving too late and miss your cruise!

Unfortunately too often connection flights are missed, flights arrive late, luggage is lost or missing creating nerve wracking delays that can put you at risk of arriving too late to catch your ship departing from Civitavecchia.

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When you book a private Transfer with RomeCabs:

 

Your driver will monitor your flight for delays, and we will work to accommodate your late arrival so you make it to your ship as quickly as possible.

 

When you book a private transfer with RomeCabs you don’t have to worry about waiting for other passengers on shuttle transfers, or have the shuttle leave without you because you arrived too late, and you have to wait for the next shuttle to come around to pick you up (IF it will even arrive on time for you to make it to your ship for embarkation!)

 

Our drivers have the security clearance and our vehicles are licensed to access Civitavecchia Cruise Port for pier side drop off (and pick up if you require a return transfer from Civitavecchia to FCO Airport or to a hotel in Rome)

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

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Staying at a hotel in Civitavecchia pre cruise?

No problem, we take you there at the same price as a transfer to the cruise port.

Below is a link for helpful information showing you how to book a transfer from Airport to a Civitavecchia Hotel.

 

READ: How to book a Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Civitavecchia

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Civitavecchia Transfers wtih RomeCabs

Civitavecchia Transfers wtih RomeCabs

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PRE CRUISE TOURS FROM FCO TO CIVITAVECCHIA

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Arriving at FCO Airport early in the morning and plenty of time before your cruise ship embarkation?

From FCO Airport, many cruisers enjoy a morning in Rome on a Rome Pre-Cruise Tour (pending available time from FCO Airport), or the Pre Cruise Countryside Tour as it’s in the general direction of Civitavecchia and it’s a wonderful way to spend your first morning in Italy.

For information and options, send us an email with your Flight Arrival Time and your Ship’s Embarkation Time, and our tour experts will be happy to offer you options based on your schedule.
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Our CONTACT  INFORMATION is on this blog and also on our website (see image below) where you will find all our services, detailed information, prices, and more helpful information.

 

READ:  5 Romantic villages near Rome you should visit


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ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR with Stefano's RomeCabs

ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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The BEST and WORST Time to Book your Civitavecchia Transfers

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Thank you for visiting us and for reading our blog post. We look forward to welcome you to Italy!

The RomeCabs Team

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