NCC Airport offers Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port to Rome with English and Spanish speaking drivers. Our driver will meet you right under your cruise ship holding up a sign with your name on it. You will seat in our luxurious and comfortable sedan or van. From that moment you only have to relax your self and enjoy the short journey to Rome that will last approximately 1 hours and 10 minutes.
You will start your tour in the enchanting Venice Square dominated by the XV Century Palazzo Venezia (during Fascism it became the private studio of Benito Mussolini and was used for his public addresses) and the early XX Century monument to Victor Emmanuel II (the tomb of the Unknow Soldier).
We will continue the tour moving to the area between the Campidoglio and the Tiber where Julius Caesar began the construciotn of the oldest theatre in Rome. After his death, it was finished by the emperor Augustus between 17 and 13 BD and dedicated to his nephew Macellus: The Marcellus Theatre.
We will drive you close by the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the famous bizantine Church erected where once stood the Ara Maxima of Hercules and where you will admire the well-known “Bocca della Verità”.
Turning on the left we will reach the valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills where our tour will continue visiting the Circus Maximum (the Roman Stadium 600 m long and up to 200 wide).
Finally we will move to the Colosseum or Anphitheater Flavium, the largest amphitheatre of classical time. It was completed on the 80 AD under Titus.
Driving through Via del Corso ( a famous shopping street) we will arrive to the famous Trevi Fountain. The architect was Nicola Salvi , commissioned by Clement XII, finishing in 1735 a work begun almost a century earlier by Bernini.
From there we will quickly move to the Spanish Square, dominated by the the famous Spanish Steps, the Church of Trinità dei Monti and by the fountain designed by Pietro Bernini, father of the great Gian Lorenze: la Barcaccia.
We will drive you up to the Pincio, a series of vast terrace adorned with fountains, marble groups, friezes and arcades commissionated between the 1816 and 1820 to a Frenchman, Giueseppe Valadier.
The Pincio allows the entrance in the northern Piazza del Popolo. The Square takes its name from the Church of S. Maria del Popolo. In the centre of the square there is one of the largest and oldest obelisks to have reached Rome from Egypt (Seti I and Ramses II – 1300 BC).
From Piazza del Popolo we will move to the Pantheon, the temple costructed in 27 BC by Marcus Agrippa, son-in-law of Augustus, probably dedicated to the seven planetary gods (Pahntehon, in fact, means “very holy” and not “to all the gods”).
Few meters ahead and we will enter in a faboulus square: Piazza Navona. The sqaure follows the shape of the Stadium of Domitian. At the center of the square is located one of the finest fountains in Rome made by the great Gian Lorenzo Bernini: the fountain of the four Rivers.
The tour will be finished visiting St. Peter Square in the Vatican Area, where you will admire the St. Peter Basilica. The primitive basilica was consacrated in the 326 AD by Pope Silvesteron the spot where the first vicar of Christ is supposed to be buried. Niccolò V rebuilt it in 1452.
Many of the greatest artists contributed to the creation of this church, from Rossellini to Bramante, from Raphael to Giuliano da Sangallo, and Michelangelo who planned the grat Dome.
At the end of the tour, around 3:30 PM, we will start our journey back to Civitavecchia and we will drop you off just beneath your cruise ship at about 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Civitavecchia, Italy – Rome, Italy
DURATION: max 9 hours
- English speaking driver
- Limousine (sedan/van)
- Ship pick up and drop off
- Transfer to Rome and back to Civitavecchia Port
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuiries (optional)
- Official Tour Guide
MEETING POINT: you will meet your driver directly beneath your ship with a sign and your name on it
NB: the driver is not an official tour guide and will give you only general information about the sight you will visit (only in the sedan/van). The tour suggested is just an example. You can change it according your ideas.