Cruise to Rome

All roads lead to Rome. (Well, they do once you've docked at the port of Civitavecchia; 45 miles northwest of the city.) You know the sites: the Coliseum, the Pantheon, St. Peters at the Vatican, the Forum, the Circus Maximus, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and on and on and on. No, it wasn't built in a day, and you're not going to see Rome in a day, either. You'll barely scratch the surface. You are going to be overwhelmed, you are going to walk your legs off, you are going to spend more than you'd wished and you are going home exhilarated, happy knowing that you walked the streets that were once the center of the known world and all her people. Take time to find your own slice of Rome, too: There's a beautiful, contemporary city—think stellar shopping and edibles—amid all that history.

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