we arrive on a cruise ship into Rome at 4 am on the 21 of May. Our plane leaves in the afternoon on the 23 of May. We will have that time to spend, (will already have spent 3 days in Rome before the cruise) thinking of catching a train that early in the am and going South. What ideas do you have for that short time?
You will arribe at 4am? Will you be leaving the ship then or is there a protocol that will keep you aboard?
We have gotten to ports very early but nobody left for many hours until port clearance.
paul and Sara, we arrive at 4 am, so we will probably be off the ship by 6 am. Don't know where the train is from the port. Thanks bud
Kent, do we take the train from Rome to Sorrento the another one to the coast? does anyone have suggestions for a place to stay that night? Thanks so much. bud
There is a train station in the town of Civitavecchia with several trains per hour going to Rome. Local trains take you to Rome's central station (Roma Termini) in about an hour and 20 minutes. Faster trains can make it in under an hour. The station is close to the entrance of the port, but quite a distance from where passengers usually disembark.
Cruise and Ferry passengers can catch a shuttle to the entrance of the port and walk 4 blocks to the train station.
There are taxis there but they are overwhelmed by the departing passengers. Also, they don't want to take you to the train station, no money there. They are looking for the trip into Rome.
I'd rent a car at the port and head inland to visit the lovely medieval hilltowns including Civita, Viterbo, orvieto, Tarquinia and Tuscania...not to mention the Renaissance gardens, castles, wine producers,etc. A good website covering this area is www.elegantetruria.com