What to see near the port of Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia has a historic center to be discovered. Although the bombings of the Second World War destroyed a large number of historic buildings, the city is still full of important monuments.
Among these, it is impossible not to include the Cathedral of San Francesco d'Assisi in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II: in Baroque style, it is the bishop's seat (diocese of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia).
The center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, and on it opens the so-called passage of the Arch, a gateway to the ancient wall dating back to the 9th century.
Also in the port area it is possible to identify several important architectural works. The most significant are undoubtedly the Michelangelo Fort, the Vanvitelli Fountain and the Antemurale Cristoforo Colombo, a dam erected to defend the port basin from the waves.
During your stay in the city, you cannot miss a walk along the seafront, which has been redeveloped in recent years. The most popular stretches for tourists are viale Garibaldi, il Pirgo and La Marina. Finally, the National Archaeological Museum of Civitavecchia deserves a visit, whose headquarters are located in the palace of Clement XIII.