1. Civitavecchia: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus
Enjoy the fantastic views of the city comfortably seated in an open hop-on hop-off bus. Discover how Civitavecchia developed from an Etruscan settlement, becoming a strategic point from Roman times until today by following your local guide around the city. Pass by the most famous sights and discover this port town full of history. The live guide will make you experience the fascinating atmosphere of Civitavecchia taking you back in time on a journey through its monuments and historical buildings. Get off and on at any stop along the route and explore on your own every corner of this magnificient town. For the first stop, find the historic Piazza Calamatta, from which you can reach the Old Town from Piazza Leandra. In the heart of the ancient medieval village, where the small Church of the Stella stands, pass through the Porta dell’Archetto until you reach Piazza Saffi. Next, take the time to explore The Cathedral of St Francis of Assisi, Civitavecchia’s main church, built in the 17th century. Go into the National Archaeological Museum of Civitavecchia, housed in the 18th-century palace of Clement XIII, or admire The Michelangelo Fortress. Walk to The Marina of Civitavecchia, where the famous Statue of the Kiss stands and where Civitavecchia’s historic seafront promenade winds along. At the third stop, decide to have some lunch at a local restaurant with a seaview at The Pirgo. Try a seafood dish, and relax before continuing on your tour. At fourth stop, reach The Church of the Japanese Martyrs, where you can admire the splendid frescoes by Japanese painter Luca Hasegawa. At the fifth stop, discover the Thermal Baths of Trajan, named after the famous Roman Emperor Trajan. Hop on and off as you please, listening to your knoweldgeable live guide.