Civitavecchia hotels fill up with cruise ship passengers flooding into the largest port near Rome. With Rome’s Tiber River too small to accommodate cruise ships, Civitavecchia’s coastal waters welcome large vessels and offer many tourist amenities and things to do. Hotels in Civitavecchia Rome present lodging for pre- and post-cruise visitors and the city is the main port of call for those traveling to Rome by ship. It is only an hour’s drive from Rome. Most passengers stay a night or two and generally use smaller boats to reach Rome’s historic attractions by water, hire a taxi, or jump on the train.
Civitavecchia hotels such as the Hotel Traiano offer comfortable and inexpensive lodging. Named after a Roman Emperor famed for constructing Centumcellae—the ancient settlement that became Civitavecchia—the hotel has lofty history through remnants of an old villa residence. Bright, cheerful, and upscale, this smaller, 28-room hotel offers elegant accommodations with choices in Classic, Suite, and Grand Suite rooms. Each is air conditioned, sound proof, and well furnished with amenities including satellite TV, in-room safes, and spacious writing desks. There is a breakfast restaurant and international bar on the premises ideal for dining and some nightlife. Business travelers are outfitted with meeting and conference rooms. Central Rome is less than an hour’s drive away via the adjacent highway.
Hotel San Giorgio
Walking into Hotel San Giorgio (pictured at top) might feel like entering one of Rome’s historic buildings. The hotel offers Civitavecchia accommodations overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and a compressed route to both the port and the train station. The building itself is one of the most impressive of all hotels in Civitavecchia Rome. Grand, esteemed, and service oriented, this historic Victorian hotel is a four-star hotel with a bounty of amenities including gourmet fare, private transportation to central Rome, and a tours desk. Hotel San Giorgio is one of several Civitavecchia hotels close to shopping in downtown Civitavecchia and offers several appealing vacation packages.
Bramante Hotel is another solid choice in Civitavecchia hotels within walking distance to downtown and the water’s edge. Hotel and airport transfers, onsite dining, and complimentary shuttles to and from the port are convenient options. Anything from a Rome day trip to extended tours can be arranged at Bramante Hotel, appropriating visits to myriad attractions including the aqueducts, Palatine Hill, and Central Rome. Key elements available through Civitavecchia accommodations at Bramante Hotel include city guides, abundant tourist information, multilingual staff, laundry service, and 24-hour reception ideal for late arrivals.
Though there isn’t much to do within Rome’s gateway of Civitavecchia, a night’s stay isn’t wasted time as long as sufficient time is allotted to exploring the Eternal City. The Archeological Museum of Civitavecchia, the tombs at La Scaglia, and the ancient baths are popular attractions. Visitors arriving in Civitavecchia and staying just one day will want to head straight into Rome. Civitavecchia accommodations are plentiful and offer the same convenient amenities and services as Rome hotels. For those opting out of hotels in Civitavecchia Rome, tours are ready to whisk you off to the historic capital and, if prearranged, await passengers debarking cruises.