Connecting central Italy by sea with ports throughout the Mediterranean, Civitavecchia also acts as the main port of Rome, and offers superb shore excursions to Rome and the Vatican. While the Eternal City lies just 90 minutes from Civitavecchia, there are also plenty of places to explore within the picturesque port. Explore the imposing Forte Michelangelo, designed in part by the famed painter-sculptor himself, or opt for a day of pampering at the natural Terme Taurine baths - a local favorite. Of course, you can also hop on a bus for a tour of Rome, a visit to the Vatican, or a host of other historic and culturally-enriching excursions. When you visit Civitavecchia, thereâ€™s no end to the fun you can have!