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Rome - Civitavecchia, port of Rome

Civitavecchia, port of Rome

(64 reviews)
Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
30 mins

About the tour

Centumcellae, the second port of Rome built by Trajan and design by Apollodoro from Damasco. The port was the main commercial port of Rome during the Imperial age, during the Renaissance it became a papal court and Donato Bramante together with Michelangelo designed an imposing fortress which is still intact. Nowadays Civitavecchia is the main cruise port for international cruiseships and a lovely and picturesque city with a fabulous fish markets done by fisherman when they come back to the port at the end of the day! We will see ancient Roman ruins, Renaissance fortress, baroque fountains, fisherman and cruises docked ready to sail again after the pandemic!

Meet your local guide


Sara is a roman native, traveller, dreamer, addicted to painting and fascinated by all expressions of art. She is a licensed tour guide of Rome and the Vatican, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and at school also learnt some German! Not only does Sara love languages but foreign cultures and traditions too. She graduated with a degree in foreign languages at the "Roma Tre" University and after finishing she started to travel to many countries to improve her knowledge, accent and professional skills. She loves her career as a guide and finds it incredibly interesting. She has worked for several cruise tour operators such as royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Riviera. In 2011 she embarked on a new and exciting experience guiding students in cooperation with Palazzi-Florence association for International Education and EF students. Sara knows her city like the back of her hand and can't wait to show you around!

Sara has been guiding since Mar 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Rome with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Rome. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Linda E.

11 March 2021

Great tour of the harbour mixing Roman history with present day fishermen landing their catches. It was good to include the fortress at the end.

David and Wendy h.

11 March 2021

We really enjoyed this view of your town, Sara. It was nice to see the combination of history, seaside and the fish market. Thankyou for explaining it all to us so well. We really enjoy all of your tours.

Maria (Ottawa) C.

11 March 2021

Loved this tour Sara (well I love them all, you’re the best). It was different and it had everything. Thank you Sara and thank you VT

Susan G.

10 March 2021

loved it and thank you Sara

Anna L.

10 March 2021

Interesting to learn about Rome's ancient port but also the current fishing fleet. Sara was a wealth of fascinating information.

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