“Cruising to Rome” Tips


Cruising – Getting to Rome from Civitavecchia

Civita Ship Cruising to Rome TipsMany cruise ships dock in Civitavecchia, the cruising “port city” of Rome. There are quite a few options for a one-day excursions to Rome from Civitavecchia. The biggest challenge may be that Civitavecchia is about an hour from downtown Rome. So you have to plan accordingly. For an outline on HOW to get to Rome – and back – Read more…

Cruising to Rome – What Can You Hope to See on a One-Day Excursion

Civita Colosseo Cruising to Rome TipsWhen you begin planning a shore-excursion to Rome… you soon realize there is SO MUCH to see in the city. You could purchase an organized shore excursions, a one-day tour with a car and driver, or you can go-at-it-on-your-own. What can you hope to see? Here is a step-by-step plan on “seeing the sites” in Rome! Read more…

Traveling from Rome to Civitavecchia

Civita Concordia Cruising to Rome TipsThe primary options to get to Civitavecchia from Rome are by train or private shuttle. Taxis and rental cars are other choices, but those are used far less often by most travelers. The easiest method may not be the least expensive. You have to determine the method which fits your travel style, your budget, and your timeframes. For more info, Read more…

The Roma Termini Train Station

Trains in Italy Roma Termini Cruising to Rome TipsThe Roma Termini Train Station is a busy connection point for the two metro lines, multiple bus routes, and Airport, Regional, National and International trains. If all roads lead to Rome, most segments of the transportation system lead to Roma Termini. You can stop there, shop there, eat there, meet there, rent a car there, and leave from there! Read more…

The Roma Trastevere Trenitalia Rail Station

Trains in Italy Roma Trastevere Cruising to Rome TipsRoma Trastevere is one of Rome’s major train stations located on the southwest section of Rome. It’s a jumping off point for many people arriving in Rome. It’s also a connection station for travelers headed to Civitavecchia. And lastly, it’s a alternative for getting back to the Fiumicino Airport. The FR1, FR3 and FR5 commuter lines all pass through the station. Read more…

The FR1 Metropolitan Train To and From the Fiumicino (FCO) Airport

FCO FR1 Cruising to Rome TipsThe FR1 Metropolitan Service connects FCO with the stations of metropolitan Rome and travels as far as Fara Sabina and Orte, which are towns on the north east side of Rome. For visitors, this is primary transportation getting to and from the FCO airport. For locals, it’s often a commuter train, to and from work. Read more…

Strikes in Italy

Bus strikes Cruising to Rome TipsStrikes are very commonplace in Italy – especially transportation strikes. They are a way of life here and you just have to adjust your plans if you get caught up in one. About a third of the strikes are cancelled but the threat still manages to cause serious transportation disruptions. In Italy, a strike or temporary work stoppage is called Lo Sciopero (plural scioperi). Read more…

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