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The 5 visits NOT TO BE MISSED in Civitavecchia

Updated: May 7, 2021

The 5 Things to see in Civitavecchia! Today we take you along the most significant attractions of Civitavecchia. The vastness of the territory makes it varied and full of wonderful things to discover. This is why it is a perfect destination for all those who want to spend a day surrounded by the fresh air of the sea and greenery, both families and fans of thermal baths and historical and religious places. 5 places not to be missed in Civitavecchia



1- FORTE MICHELANGELO AND THE HISTORICAL PORT OF CIVITAVECCHIA


Fort Michelangelo, in addition to being one of the symbols of Civitavecchia, is one of the most important architectural structures of the Lazio coast. Located inside the historic port, it is an absolute must both for the visitor who has just landed at the port, and for those who intend to take a pleasant walk in one of the areas of greatest historical and cultural interest. Seat of the Harbor Master's Office, Fort Michelangelo was recently at the center of an important redevelopment work.


2- THE TAURINE BATHS


The Taurine Baths of Civitavecchia, also known as the Baths of Trajan, are an archaeological site of great historical importance located in the northernmost area of ​​the city. Among the ruins there are tanks, massage rooms and various environments, all decorated with friezes, mosaics and marbles with which you will be able to relive the times of ancient Rome.


3 - THE SPA OR BATHS OF THE FICONCELLA


If you are looking for a day of relaxation and well-being, the Terme della Ficoncella are the right place for you! After immersing yourself for a few minutes in these miraculous waters you will never want to leave! The structure is very old and was already known and appreciated in antiquity, often frequented as an alternative to the famous Taurine Baths already in Roman times. The water that still flows from the source is the same in which the emperor Trajan bathed many centuries ago and is known for its countless therapeutic properties


4 - THE SANCTUARY OF THE MADONNA DI PANTANO


About 7 kilometers north of Civitavecchia stands the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Pantano, where the small plaster statue of the Virgin of Medjugorie is kept in an armored case. Since then the sanctuary has become a place of worship and prayer for thousands of faithful who come from all over Italy.


5 - THE CATHEDRAL OF CIVITAVECCHIA


The Civitavecchia Cathedral, dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, is the main church of the city. Destroyed during the Second World War, the church was rebuilt in 1950 by the architect Plinio Marconi. Outside it has a solid and elegant structure, embellished with 2 large statues on the tympanum representing St. Francis of Assisi and St. Anthony of Padua, while inside the single nave, you can admire valuable works including the Nativity attributed to Domenico Zampieri known as Domenichino. Seat of the Diocese of Civitavecchia and Tarquinia, starting from 13 December 2015, the Cathedral of Civitavecchia opened the Holy Door on the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy of Pope Francis. For the occasion, the entrance door was restored with a special jubilee plaque. And much more ... come and discover our Wonders!

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