Located on the west coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Italy, Civitavecchia is a popular holiday destination for both Europeans and visitors from around the world. With the stunning coastline stretching north to south and Rome just an hour away, Civitavecchia is blessed with vast natural beauty, not to mention desirable weather throughout the year. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Civitavecchia is both easy and economical.
Whether touring the coastline of the Mediterranean or simply exploring Italy, Civitavecchia is a highly recommended stopover worthy of spending at least a few days. Settled in the 2nd century by Emperor Trajan, the area has long been a place to unwind and relax, with the wealthy coming here well before modern tourism had arrived. In fact, the name of the town literally translates to "ancient town". You can see examples of ancient history all over town, particularly just north of the city at Ficoncella, where the Terme Taurine baths are located. These were frequented by the Romans and are still popular today.
One of the oldest remaining buildings in Civitavecchia is the massive Forte Michelangelo, completed in 1535 under Paul III. This fort is located on the coast of the city and commissioned to defend the port of Rome. Park your rental car near the main market square and explore the fort, with portions designed by Michelangelo. For fans of history and architecture, another great attraction in Civitavecchia is the Rocca (castle) rebuilt in the 15th century.
Being situated on the coast and connected by great highways to surrounding cities make Civitavecchia the perfect base for exploring the area. To the south, you can visit the city of Rome, and explore the many museums and attractions there, and to the north, you can spend a day in the lovely ancient city of Viterbo. With many places of interest throughout the area, as well as vast stretches of untouched natural beauty, the possibilities are endless if you are lucky enough to be travelling in your own rental car.
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