If you are a lover of history and architecture, then ROME has it all. There is no way you can see it all in just one day but with a bit of careful planning, you can get to see most of the sights you’ve always wanted to see.
When visiting Rome your cruise ship will dock at the port of Civitavecchia. It takes about 60-80 minutes to get to Rome from the port by transfer coach.
TOP TIP -If you decide to make your own way, the train station is only 15 mins walk and will take about 45 mins to reach Rome. One thing to bear in mind is that train times can vary so make sure you allow enough time to get back to the port as your cruise ship will not wait for you!
TOP TIP - If you intend to go inside St Peters Basilica there can be long queues so bear this in mind if you also intend to do a sightseeing walkabout, as you will have limited time. I was dropped off outside the Vatican by the cruise lines coach. I managed to look around out side, went in the adjacent museum, walked down the Via della Conciliazione towards the Castel Sant Angelo. I then crossed over the bridge and on towards the amazing Altare della Patria. From there on to the Colosseum. Then on to the spectacular Trevi Fountain. I then managed to lose my bearings so had to get a taxi back to the Vatican and got back with 20 mins to spare before the coach left the port. So, the moral of the story is, plan your day carefully if you are going to do your own thing!