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From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

1. From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

Civita di Bagnoregio is located in Tuscia on the border between Tuscany and Lazio. It is called the "dying city" because the land on which it stands is slowly falling away and will inevitably disappear when the final pieces crumble into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing this, and knowing that nothing can be done to prevent it makes your visit all the more special, eternal and timeless. This is the feeling that makes it unique and marvelous to the people who have experienced the dying city. Connected to the rest of the world by a three hundred meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio is a charming village which will make you feel you are visiting a world that no longer exists. Made up of old houses, narrow streets and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, discover a walk through the scenes and stories of this place and choose the corner that sparks your intrigue the most. You can explore the Romanesque Arch at the entrance to Civita, the Renaissance Palace or the large Piazza (which is the site of donkey races on the first Sunday in June and the second Sunday of September and where all the remaining locals come to socialize in the evenings). After visit the dying city, you will head on to discover the Monster's Park situated in the town of Bomarzo. It is also called "Sacred Wood", and was designed by Prince Vicino Orsini and the great architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552. The park is unique and represents refined Italian style gardens that follow geometric and perspective rationality with embellishments such as wide terraces, fountains with water games and mannerist sculptures. You will also discover here eccentric wood blocks of peperino, emerging from the ground and sculpted into enigmatic figures of monsters, dragons, mythological subjects and exotic animals.

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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Transfer from Civitavecchia Port

2. Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Transfer from Civitavecchia Port

Make the most of your cruise stopover at Civitavecchia Port and journey to Rome by comfortable vehicle to climb aboard the open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus on arrival. Depart from Civitavecchia Port at 9:00 AM or 9:30 AM and get dropped off on Via Crescenzio 19, near the Vatican City. It is only a 12-minute walk to the Hop-on Hop-off bus stop number 6.  Then, jump off and on at 8 stops, all conveniently located close to the most important monuments in the city. Learn the history of Rome with the on-board recorded commentary available in 9 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese). Avail of the free walking tours that focus on some of the city's most famous squares, streets and monuments to get an even more complete picture of the city. The hop-on hop-off buses operate every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and run every 15-20 minutes for your convenience. The online voucher can be validated on any of the big buses. The first stop for the hop-on hop-off bus, where the online voucher needs to be validated, is in front of Termini Train Station. Return to Civitavecchia Port at 3:45 PM. The transfer bus departs from Piazza dell’ Independenza and stops at 4:00 PM at the bus stop on via Crescenzio #2. For any extra information, you can ask your host on the drive into Rome in the morning.

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Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

3. Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

Your trip begins with collection from the cruise terminal in the morning, to arrive at the Colosseum by 11:00 AM, where you will be whisked to the front of the queue. Immediately begin exploring this majestic ruin, the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, designed to entertain the masses with brutal, violent spectacles. Its capacity is estimated to have been 70,000 people, who were all admitted free of charge to watch vicious gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving exotic animals. Included in your skip-the-line tickets is the entrance to the Palatine Hill and Imperial Forums. Explore both above ground and below, marveling at the unbelievable engineering techniques of the Romans and the intricate theatrical system of hoists, ramps, and trapdoors that made the arena function (included in the underground option). For an extra fee you can purchase a guided tour option, an audio or video tour, or complete underground tour. All are available in many different languages. After about three hours, head over to St. Peter’s Square, where you can marvel at the Sistine Chapel, take in the ornate Basilica, and gasp at the massive outdoor plaza. The tour has 18 other possible stops, according to your preference, to be explored at your own pace. Wherever you decide to roam in Rome, the minivan will pick you up at 16:00, and you can take a nap while being safely returned to your ship.

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Bracciano: Half-Day Odescalchi Castle & Town Tour with Lunch

4. Bracciano: Half-Day Odescalchi Castle & Town Tour with Lunch

Start your tour with a guided visit of the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle, an icon of the power and the prosperity of its Lords. Constructed at the beginning of the 5th century A.D., the castle has now become a famous location for parties, with actor Tom Cruise choosing it for his wedding with Katie Holmes.  After you have taken the time to explore the castle, take a short walking tour through the historic center of Bracciano, and finally reach the Belvedere della Sentinella.  Once there, take the unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding countryside below. Finally, round off your tour by replenishing your energy with lunch in a typical restaurant with local products.

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Private Tour of Lazio and Umbria Regional Gems

5. Private Tour of Lazio and Umbria Regional Gems

Get picked up from your accommodation in Tarquinia, Civitavecchia, Montalto di Castro, or Tuscania and travel 35 minutes by car to reach Civita di Bagnoregio. See firsthand why Civita is known as the dying city as its foundations slowly crumble and fall into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing that this ancient city is soon to disappear – and that nothing can be done to prevent it – makes your visit all the more special. Check out the 2,500 year old Romanesque Arch built by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and the facade of the Renaissance Palace that remains after the rest collapsed into the canyon. Visit the largest piazza where what’s left of the town population socializes.  Afterwards transfer to Orvieto. Go on a walking tour and explore the town's impressive Duomo. Then head to the incredible Orvieto underground for a guided excursion through the remains of an ancient mill, medieval ruins, and other evidence of everyday life from past civilizations. Continue on to Montefiascone on Bolsena Lake. Tour the historically significant Rocca dei Papi, perched on the highest point of the Montefiascone hill. Learn why it was chosen as a key seat of papal power during the pope's exile in Avignon in the 14th century.  Take in a breathtaking view of Bolsena Lake before getting transferred back to your accommodation.

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From Civitavecchia Port: Private Shore Excursion to Tivoli

6. From Civitavecchia Port: Private Shore Excursion to Tivoli

Discover the 16th-century UNESCO World Heritage site, Villa d’Este, a mind-boggling palace and garden of architectural genius. Visit Hadrian’s Villa, or Villa Adriana, the impressive home of Emperor Hadrian in the second century. Walk in the lavish garden of Villa d’Este, set on a hilltop and one of Italy’s most extraordinary structures. Explore four hectares of magnificent lawns, romantic terraces, and impressive water features, at your leisure. Marvel at an awe-inspiring piece of Renaissance culture. The innovative garden design, with the Hundred Fountains, the Oval Fountain, and the Vialone Terrace. Stroll around the villa, stopping to admire the fresco-bedecked apartments and imagine living here in the 16th century. Visit Villa Adriana, an important archaeological site, set on 120 hectares of the countryside below Tivoli. Learn of the Greek, Roman and Egyptian aspects of this second-century masterpiece. Be impressed by the scale of this masterpiece and see a theatre, a stadium, water features, libraries and thermal baths, among the UNESCO-listed ruins.

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Civitavecchia: Odescalchi Castle and Air Craft Museum Tour

7. Civitavecchia: Odescalchi Castle and Air Craft Museum Tour

This day trip to Bracciano takes you to an iconic castle, the historic city center, and the beautiful countryside. You'll begin your experience by visiting the Air Craft Historical Museum, which sits on a lake and hosts beautiful and unique planes from 1912 to 1990. You'll then take a guided tour of the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle, which is an icon of the power and prosperity of its lords. Built in the early 5th century A.D., the castle has now become a popular place for parties, with actor Tom Cruise choosing it for his marriage to Katie Holmes. After taking the time to explore the castle, take a short walking tour through the historic center of Bracciano, before finally reaching the Belvedere Della Sentinella. Once there, take the unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding countryside. You will finally complete your tour by renewing your energy with lunch in a typical restaurant consisting of local products.

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Tarot Garden And Capalbio Tour From Civitavecchia

8. Tarot Garden And Capalbio Tour From Civitavecchia

Start your day at Civitavecchia Harbor at approximately 8.45AM where your professional, English-speaking driver will be ready to meet and greet you. Take a scenic 45 minute drive to Capalbio in Tuscany where your tour will commence. With your pre booked ticket you will be able to enter the Tarot Garden with convenience. Discover the vision of the Garden's creator, Niki de Saint Phalle. After visiting the Tarot Garden you will take a look into Capalbio's city center and discover the delights of Capalbio’s beautiful from the picturesque Piazza Magenta to the walk around the top of the ancient city wall that defended the old village. A breathtaking panoramic view of the sea and surrounding countryside awaits you. At the end, a succulent tuscan lunch is waiting you in the Capalbio's city center.

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What people are saying about Civitavecchia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 610 reviews

Go outside port drop off. Look for your name immediately On small sign. Away from Crowded bus tours. See authentic small town, meet the local meat & cheese man..very hospitable. Lake is warm for swimming. Erna was great showing us the sites. Thank you Erna ! We could not finish the outstanding Italian lunch. Catered to vegetarians! Boat did not make port until next day and GYG made a call to arranged the tour again ! In 5 minutes ! AT NO EXTRA COST. 12 day cruise....a tour each port....By far the two GYG Tours were the most Authentic and enjoyable. Thank you GYG for connecting us with guides like Erna! I am sold on GYG.

Amazing Trip we saw so much in Rome

Emanuel was amazing he picked us up on the port as we got off the cruise ship. He then took us into Rome, parking within meters of everything. So nothing was too far to walk. He always managed to find somewhere near by to park and we saw so many more sites than we would have done on a standard trip! Would definitely recommend. Such an amazing day :)

Absolutely wonderful day! Our guide, Andrea, was personable and tailored our full day private tour to our wishes. We were picked up on time directly from our hotel. No problems whatsoever during the entire trip. We were able to enjoy far more unique sites in central Italy than if we had attempted to do this on our own with a rental car.

The tour was well organized. We were welcomed at the bus terminal and guided to our respective bus. In Rome a guide walked us to the hop-on-hop-off bus. The buses were reliable and at each stop was also a guide assisting with information. The trip was worth taking.

we loved the dead city it was so beautiful and would love to go back and we enjoyed the monster park greatly our guide /driver was very informative and helpful with everything