Thursday, November 29, 2012

Civitavecchia, Italy 1

Civitavecchia, Italy 1

Our fourth port of call on the Liberty of the Seas was Civitavecchia, the port of Rome. We had booked an excursion to Tarquinia, a medieval town nearby, but it was cancelled at the last minute because of a lack of participation. Since we didn't really feel like booking a long excursion to Rome because we had been on the road 10 hours the previous day, we decided to explore the town of Civitavecchia. It was very overcast, but we decided to go ashore until the rain began.

One of the first things I noticed was the clothes hung out of apartment windows and on balconies. I stopped at a tourist information booth to pick up a map and the young lady told me about an interesting church and market nearby. We easily found the church and market, then wandered around the streets for a while. When the rain started, we headed back to the ship. After lunch, the rain stopped so I went ashore again and walked along the beach for a while.

I only took about 200 photos in this town and will share a few for the next couple of days. In Civitavecchia there were few tourists even though there were 3500 people on our ship and there were a couple of other large cruise ships in port. I assume most people took tours to Rome.


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