The Great Beauty
Sailing the Mediterranean means crossing its long history of peoples, ships and above all cities. One, in particular, has profoundly shaped it: Rome. An MSC Cruise will take you to discover the timeless beauty of one of the most iconic places in the Mediterranean.
Every year millions of tourists come to Rome, one of the destinations of your MSC Mediterranean Cruise, to discover its centuries-old artistic, architectural and cultural history, and experience its eight souls: Imperial, Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque, of the style Umbertino, Liberty, of the first half of the 20th century, of the second half of the 20th century and Contemporary. Every occasion is an opportunity to return to the Italian capital and to resume your visit from where you left off the previous time.
An MSC Excursion will take you to visit the Roman monument par excellence: the Colosseum, known throughout the world. The Roman amphitheatre, built between 72 and 80 BC, with an elliptical shape, was intended for various types of entertainment, with a well-defined program that ranged from fights between gladiators to those with animals. It could accommodate an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 spectators and the first series of games, organised under the emperor Titus, lasted about three months.
Imagine now that you are Anita Ekberg or Marcello Mastroianni, in Federico Fellini's film “La Dolce Vita”; close your eyes and as if by magic thanks to an MSC Excursion you will appear in front of the Trevi Fountain, a monument known to all for its majesty, built between 1732 and 1762 and leaning against the facade of Palazzo Poli. The representation of the sea, with, in the central niche, the sculpture of Ocean intent on taming the "agitated" and "calm" souls of two horses, and in the side niches the statues of Healthiness and Abundance, is a jubilation of Baroque and Moroccan elements.
Another MSC Excursion will take you to the smallest state in the world in terms of both size and number of inhabitants: Vatican City. It is a tiny state, within the city of Rome, known to all for masterpieces of inestimable beauty such as St. Peter's Square, surrounded by Bernini's colonnade; St. Peter's Basilica, dominated by Michelangelo's dome while the Vatican Palaces house the Sistine Chapel, Papal rooms, loggias and apartments.
Excursions & Activities
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Reach the Port
Access Civitavecchia port from Varco Vespucci and follow directions for the “Bramante” parking area (pier 10-13). Look up “Parheggio Bramante Civitavecchia” on Google or Waze. For more information call 0766366566, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT MOBILITY S.p.A
CIVITAVECCHIA - SHUTTLE Parking
Address: Località Prato del Turco, 00053 Civitavecchia
Tel. +39 0766366566
- Free shuttle service
- MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
Civitavecchia station is located in Viale della Repubblica.
You can reach the port by taxi (5 min.), on foot (20 min.) or by bus (10 min.).
Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) Airport.
There is a train shuttle service between Fiumicino airport and Roma Termini train station, from where you can proceed to Civitavecchia by train.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi directly from Fiumicimo to the port by taxi. The journey takes approximately 1 hour, depending on traffic.
We recommend that you check and agree upon the price with the driver in advance.