Although it’s often overshadowed by Rome and Mediterranean holiday destinations, the historic port town of Civitavecchia still shines with a certain charm of its own. Located across the Mignone River from Rome, it is known as a major hub for ferries and cruises going to Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Tunis, and Barcelona. Blanketed by a pleasant Mediterranean climate, this town welcomes its visitors with remnants of a world lost in the depths of time.
Civitavecchia’s name means “ancient town”, and that’s one of the things that make it so special. It was originally inhabited by an Etruscan settlement and it has since been a major port, after the harbor was constructed. Despite suffering much destruction during World War Two, it has gradually rebuilt itself into a beautiful town, where history is alive in every corner. As of 2015, it has reached a population of around 53,000.
With its traditional European vibe, Civitavecchia is worth exploring, even if you’re just taking a break from the capital or heading to the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean. After experiencing its historic ambiance, one will realize that Civitavecchia is not just a stopover on the way to more lavish destinations. From bed and breakfasts to historic hotels, here is some great accommodation in Italy’s ancient town by the sea.
This hotel looks like it came straight out of a 1950’s movie set. Located a few steps from the sea and train station, the San Giorgio truly evokes the ambiance of a vintage European hotel. Completely decked in classic Italian decor, this pet-friendly hotel even has a rooftop garden, great for staring wistfully at the sea.
Guests can choose from a variety of soundproofed rooms, including those with a split-level design. There are also laundry and shuttle services available, for an extra charge. If you don’t feel like going out for lunch or dinner, you can always request room service. There is also an on-site restaurant, perfect for those who love classy dinners with friends and lovers.
This simple and elegant accommodation is one that blends convenience with style. Located near the harbor, this spacious property is within the vicinity of many shopping and dining establishments. Its interior is a lovely mix of classic and modern, with some hints of Mediterranean influences.
Great for chic-yet-unfussy travelers, the Stendhal offers a variety of rooms, each with its own unique design. There is a shared lounge and dining area, where breakfast is served every morning. Shuttle services are also provided, for an extra charge.
Despite the flurry of modern and historic accommodations, there are also places in Civitavecchia that evoke the cozy ambiance of home. Located around eight minutes from the beach, this guesthouse is within reach of many supermarkets and dining establishments. It also has a terrace and garden, perfect for taking in the fresh air.
The guesthouse provides daily maid service, as well as shuttle services, for an extra charge. Breakfast is served every morning, ensuring plenty of energy for your next excursion.
Villino degli Oleandri
Address: 8 Via degli Oleandri, 00053 Civitavecchia, Italy (see map)
Price: from 35 USD (29.33 EUR)
Located within the vicinity of supermarkets and dining establishments, this sleek guesthouse is perfect for those who prioritize convenience. Its interior is spacious and modern, with hints of color and art popping out from the minimalist decor. Guests can choose from various air-conditioned rooms, including one with a balcony. Breakfast is served every morning and shuttle services are provided, for an extra charge.
This two-bedroom apartment also has one of the most convenient locations around. Situated near the port and train station, this pet-friendly property is near a park, supermarket, and some stores. There’s even a nearby pasta shop, if you feel like making spaghetti with authentic Italian ingredients.
The apartment’s interior is artistically decorated, adding a burst of color to the modern facilities. Guests can cook their meals in the kitchen, make use of the washing machine, and view the scenery from the balcony. A shuttle service is also available, for an extra charge.
Modern comfy flat in central areaCivitavecchia, Lazio, Italy
Top guest reviewswifi and ac worked greatthere is no living room but the kitchen is comfortable and we didn't need any extra spacethere is a shared large bathroom (with washing machine ) shower etcadriano did everything to make us feel very welcome and comfortablethe bed was comfortable not to hard not to softa wonderful apartment very clean and nicely furnishedplace is very clean and spaciousvery clean apartment - the place is spotless and has everything you may needadriano's flat is clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and welcoming
Host:the hosts were extremely helpful and accommodatinggreat place and amazing hosttotally professional and wonderful hosthis suggestions on what to visit & where to eat were very helpfuladriano was a marvelous host with an immaculate spacious homeRead more reviewsquiet residential family friendly locationthe location of his very beautiful apartment is perfectclose to the supermarket (across the street ) and an easy walk to the town center and historic areasa excellent place to stay if you are going on a cruisewe will definitely choose his place again if we stay in civitavecchia
Located near the port and station, this bed and breakfast provides guests with a comfortable place to sleep, after a nice evening stroll or swim. It’s also near many dining and entertainment establishments, making it one of the best places to stay, if you’re into exploring the town’s nightlife.
The property has a spacious and beautifully-decorated modern interior. It also has a kitchen and balcony, perfect for making a light meal to snack on, while watching the world go by.
B & B IL PORTOCivitavecchia, Lazio, Italy
Top guest reviewsthe bed was extremely comfortable and efficient yet quiet air-conditioning kept it all nice and coolwe loved the balcony opening from the enormous bedroom and the bathroom was fantasticmaura thoughtfully prepared breakfast and even took into account a latte con soiya (no milk) per mewe had a great stay in maura roomsparkling clean good supply of breakfast food coffee etcsuper communication new and spotless unitvery clean and big and super modernmaura’s apartment was amazing very clean and modern absolutely gorgeousroom itself is very wide clean and brightmaura's place was really nice clean room
Host:she is a great hostshe was very helpful and communicativethe host is very friendly and availableshe was super friendly and welcomingthanks for beeing such a nice host :)Read more reviewsit is easy walking distance from the port the train station the supermarket shopping and restaurantsit is in a great location with shopping very nearbythe train station is also an easy walk from maura's placeeverything was excellent close to cruise terminal food options train stationit is also easy to walk to the apartment from the port or the railway station
If you love being close to the bustle but still want some serenity, check out this neat little two-level apartment. Noise-proof and equipped with a buzzer/intercom, this apartment is guaranteed to provide you with peace and quiet, despite being near many places of interest. If you’re worried about not finding the address, don’t fret! The host will be happy to pick you up at the train station.
Its interior is sleek and modern, with some natural elements incorporated to the overall aesthetic. During the day, the whole apartment is bathed in sunlight. Guests can also make use of the kitchen, washer, and dryer. If you’re in the mood for a quick swim or shopping trip, the beach and town center are only a few steps away.
Exclusive central apartmentCivitavecchia, Lazio, Italy
Top guest reviewsthe wifi is super fastapartment is beautiful it had many amenities and was immaculatethe bed was very comfortable and there was air conditioning in both bedrooms and the main floorbeds were perfect (incredibly comfortable); rooms were dark and quietthe space is stylish and comfortableit was clean and quietclean quiet and comfortableclean and plenty of space to relaxbeautiful and clean apartment with 2 floorssuper clean very quiet highly recommend
Host:nice hostshost was very friendly and accommodatinghe is an excellent host who gives great directions making it easy for guestsmassimiliano was a great host he was very caring and made always sure that his guests feel comfortablemax is a super fantastic hostRead more reviewslocation was very goodlocation outstanding - everything is closenice restaurants close bythis condo is in a great locationexcellent location for catching a cruise
If you want to stay in a scenic place you can have all to yourself, head to this cozy three-bedroom beachfront apartment, near the town center. Boasting spectacular views of the sea, this apartment has a light, spacious, and modern interior, that perfectly accentuates the surrounding scenery.
The property is located near the port and train station, so it won’t be much of a hassle if you need to hop on a cruise or get on a train to Rome. If you want to scour the streets for restaurants and souvenir shops, there are many dining establishments and shopping centers, nearby.
Wonderful seafront apartment in the heart of Civitavecchia -8 beds
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was spotless and very comfortable for our familythe unit is newly remodeled clean and comfortable
Host:i would recommend the property as the owners have provided all the information needed for your stayRead more reviewsgreat location and stellar servicethe beds are comfy the bathrooms are great and you can't beat the location
Located five minutes away from the pick-up point for cruise passengers, this historic property is perfect for the modern-day adventurer. Its modern and spacious interior is decked in elegant decor, such as maps and old paintings, infusing two contrasting styles together, in a beautiful way.
Situated right in the town center, this four-bedroom apartment provides guests with the benefit of being near many dining, shopping, and entertainment establishments. If you’re unsure of how to get to the neighborhood, the host can even pick you up at the airport or train station.
Historic apartment in the town center
Price: from 88 USD (73.75 EUR)
Number of Guests: 12
Sleek and spacious, this two-bedroom apartment is located only a few steps away from the beach. It’s also around five minutes from the train station, making day trips to Rome hassle-free. If you want to explore the town, shops and dining establishments are within reach.
Pieces of art can be found throughout the apartment, adding life to its modern interior. The kitchen and dining area are also at your disposal, perfect for when you’re not in the mood to go out for some food.
Vittoria house apartment
Price: from 118 USD (99.44 EUR)
Number of Guests: 6
Discover the many wonders of an ancient town
This port town has many gems to be discovered by the most intrepid of visitors. Aside from historical treasures, it also has a wealth of beautiful properties to choose from. On your next trip to this ancient town, stay in a place that is just as wonderful as Civitavecchia, itself.
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