Has anyone stayed at the Hotel Traino or La Madusa in Civitavecchia? If so, what can you tell me about their proximity to the train station and cruise pier as well as your opinion of the two hotels. No booking agency has them, but the City of Civitavecchia has them.
Actually, venere.com has both of them ("Traino" is spelled "Traiano") - see http://www.venere.com/search/offline.php?lg=en&geoid=439 - but neither one is bookable online, which is perhaps what you meant.
The Hotel Traiano is in the town (as opposed to along the sea); according to www.viamichelin.com, it is just less than a kilometer to the train station (as the crows flies), and just about a kilometer to the nearest piers (I don't know which pier the cruise ships visit).
The La Medusa is on the Via Aurelia, which is the ancient road that goes to Rome and is much closer to the sea. Indeed, the hotel is 2.5 kilometers down the road to Rome from the train station, and even farther (at least another 1/2 kilometer) to the nearest piers.
Unfortunately for your question, I have never spent the night at all in Civitavecchia, so I have no familiarity with either place...
Thanks for the information.
i am going on a cruise in italy civitavecchia on the 28th sep but i am flying in on the 27th. i need to know what is the cheapest way to get from the ciampino airport CIA to the Traiano hotel which is in civitavecchia on the 27 and on the 28th of sep how to get from the hotel to the civitavecchia dock. i need the cheapest price and the best way how to get to these places. i tried to check a train but i am not getting any where please help me.
There is a review of this hotel in Italian that says the hotel runs a shuttle to "the airport", unfortunately it doesn't say which of Rome's airports this would be: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g194743-d565780-Reviews-Hotel_Traiano-Civitavecchia_Lazio.html
The hotel's website doesn't mention a shuttle, although it does mention Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) airport, which is not the one you want: http://www.hoteltraiano.com/index.php?cmd=dovesiamo
There is an excellent map on http://en.venere.com/hotels_civitavecchia/hotel_traiano.html
If the hotel does provides a free shuttle from/to Fiumicino, I would take it (just check with the hotel on departure times!) and get from Ciampino to Fiumicino by one of the means mentioned on here:
Otherwise, you would take the bus (Terravision, 7 EUR) from Ciampino to Roma Termini station and then the train to Civitavecchia, which takes +/- 1 hr.
(Note that the Cotral/Schiaffini bus goes to Ciampino railway station from where it is necessary to take the metro to connect to Roma Termini!)
As for getting from the station in Civitavecchia to your hotel, or from your hotel to the Civitavecchia dock, it can't be far so bus is a more likely option than train, I suggest you send an e-mail to the hotel asking for directions. However, if you have the amount of luggage people usually have for cruises, you might need a taxi anyway.
We will be in Civitavecchia for a day in November. We would like to go to a larger market or store. Can someone tell me the location of a store we could walk to from Hotel Traiano? People mention a Hypermarket? or I've been searching and found a Da.Ni.San.? Would someone please give me some information? Thank you very much.
You shouldn't have a problem...the Italian Yellow Pages (www.paginegialle.it - look for the English flag) shows 10 grocery stores of one sort or another within 1 kilometer of the hotel. One is "Denaro Sante Filippo Alimentari" which sort of reminds me of your abbreviation.
Hmmmn, I see that I get lots of hits if I use the Italian pages and enter 'alimentari', 'civitavecchia', and 'Via Fabio Filzi, 1' (the hotel's address), but only 3 hits if I do the same on the English pages...oh, well...just cut and paste this link:
and you'll see the complete list (in Italian). Note that at the bottom of each entry is 'distanza: XX mt.' - this is the distance in meters from the hotel (ignore the first entry, which is out of town).
Does that help?
Thank you so much, Bill!! I've learned a new searching tool....foreign yellow pages. I can use them for any country I'll visit. I never thought of yellow pages.
I'm going to try right now. :-)Ciao! Judy
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