Since it's origin, Civitavecchia has stayed a port town with strategic role. It's impact grew particularly in the Roman era, when in 106 a.-c. the emperor Trajan ordered the construction of the port that transformed the town into an important commercial knot of the Mediterranean sea. For that, Civitavecchia treasures numerous monuments and archeological sites of interest. Our tour will guide you to the main attractions.
In the inside of the old port stands an impressive architectural structure, the Forte Michelangelo. It has it's name because it was finished by Michelangelo Michelangelo Buonarroti . In the 15th century it was constructed in order to defend the city against pirate raids; today it is the center of administration. A nice long walk along the Marina di Civitavecchia will bring you to the bath house of Pirgo, from where you have a wonderful view over the wide sea. Furthermore enter the historic city center, especially in the morning, for a course through the stands of the vivid Mercato di San Lorenzo just on the side of the Piazza Regina Margherita. In the north of the city, the Terme Taurine or the Terme di Traiano are an archeological site of high value: basins and massage halls, extremely well preserved, will make you come to the intention to pass a day in relaxation. Allora, why not diving into the therapeutic water of the Terme della Ficoncella? Five natural basins with sulphur water up to 60 °C are ideal for nursing dermatitis, arthritis and inhalations doing good to the respiratory tract. For nature lovers we recommend a picnic in the pine wood Pineta della Frasca , around 10km from the port. Right outside the wood, there is a coast of bays and gulfs good for exciting plunges.
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