Author: Heather Rushton
I did alot of reading up on this port before departing, and after much deliberation decided on making our own way from Civitavecchia to Rome on the Train. First of all, make sure you are off the ship by 7.30am at the latest. Catch the port shuttle bus from the ship to the top of the pier. Then turn right and on the right hand side there was a ship advertising train tickets. We purchased the BIRG ticket for €9 each. Then continue walking down the seafront and you will see the train station on your left, the other side of the road. On the platform, don't forget to validate your ticket in the yellow machine. The trip into Rome Termini took about 1hr 20 mins. At the Terminin station we then made our way to the Metro and went 2 stops to the Colesseum. The Colesseum metro stop is directly opposite the Colesseum. We purchased our tour tickets and did a guided tour which was well worth the money. The Colesseum ticket (€12) also granted entry to the Forum which is over the road. Well worth a look. We got the train back at 1.30pm so was back safely onboard the ship by 3.00pm. We could have afforded longer in Rome, if I was to do this again I would leave Rome later. I felt that we got to see what we wanted to in Rome, even though we weren't there for long. Its easy to get the train, I certainly wouldn't pay the high prices for the coach trip in this port.