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How to Be in Control of your SHARED CIVITAVECCHIA Transfers

2 Dec

Buon giorno and welcome to RomeCabs Travel Blog!


Sharing Transfers to and from Civitavecchia Cruise Port has become an option for many travelers to share costs. In this travel blog we show you How to be in Control of your Shared Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs.


Unfortunately many generic shuttle services mean unpredictable pick up times, unpredictable wait times, unpredictable number of persons in the vehicle, unpredictable number of stops around Rome hotels or multiple cruise ships….it’s by and large an unpredictable experience.  

If you are arriving at the Airport and experience delays in customs or baggage claims (which often happens at Rome’s airport!), your shuttle service may not wait for you – after all, they have other passengers sharing the same vehicle you were supposed to be on that don’t want to wait on you.


Many travelers would like the option of a cost saving shared transfer to and/or from Civitavecchia, but with the benefits of a private service:  predictable pick up time, no wait times, knowing in advance how many people will be in the vehicle, and not being crammed in with strangers.


How to Be in Control of your SHARED CIVITAVECCHIA Transfers


Imagine if YOU are in charge of who shares your vehicle.

Imagine if YOU are in charge of the total number of passengers in your vehicle for YOUR personal comfort and space.

Imagine if YOU scheduled the pick up time and knew when to expect your driver.

Imagine if YOU knew your driver’s route in advance.


Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs

Privately Shared Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs


All of the above are possible on your next Civitavecchia Transfer with RomeCabs, and it’s EASY!!

It’s important also to consider which transfers are best shared and which are best private.


Private transfers are best for Airport Arrivals.

It is difficult to organize a transfer with others to arrive at the airport at the same time (or close).  Add in situations like missed connections, flight delays, lost luggage, and you will realize a shared transfer is not the best option for arrival transfers.


The best Shared Transfers to and from Civitavecchia are:


Rome Hotel to Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia to Rome Hotel

Civitavecchia to Airport




By far the best way to organize your shared transfers is through Cruise Critic where you will find thousands of members, many who may also be cruising on your same ship!


Finding fellow cruise mates with similar itineraries is easy on a ship that accommodates thousands of cruisers.  If you’re not already a Cruise Critic member, this is a good time to sign up.


Once your travel plans are all set, place an ad on Cruise Critic Roll Call and invite other follow cruisers to share your specific transfers.




*  For Transfers between Rome hotels and Civitavecchia:

it’s important that all parties stay at centrally located hotels in Rome. Not only you save time while everyone is collected or dropped off at their respective hotels, but the fee for additional hotels are minimal when everyone’s hotels are centrally located.


* For Transfers from Civitavecchia to the Airport:

Make sure that everyone is flying out of the same airport (usually Fiumicino Airport, less likely from Ciampino Regional Airport).  Choose a pick up time at least 3 hours prior to the first flight departure so the party leaving first will arrive at the airport on time, and those flying out later have the option to wait at the airport as needed.


There is no extra fee for multiple terminal drop offs. Anyone staying at the Airport Hotel? No problem, that counts the same as going to the airport.


**  Do NOT organize shared transfers if some persons need to go to Rome and others to Fiumicino Airport.

Fiumicino Airport is about 40-60 minutes away from Rome, and this extra leg adds the equivalent of an additional airport transfer from the airport to Rome to drop off the rest of the party. It is not cost effective, and the party going to Rome will have to endure a 2 – 2.5 hour drive.


Organize shared transfers with everyone going TO, or leaving FROM the same cruise ship.   

Because some ships may dock at different times, or experience delays, you don’t want your group split up – especially if you have to travel to the airport for a flight.


Keep in mind total number of passengers and luggage capacity:

The maximum capacity per vehicle is 8 passengers, and total of 7-8 checked in suitcases and 7-8 carry on cases. Please keep in mind the maximum luggage capacity if you wish to form a group of 8 to ensure everyone and their luggage can be safely accommodated inside the vehicle.


For optimal space, comfort and travel time, we suggest up to 6 persons staying at no more than 3 hotels.


To book your Shared Civitavecchia Transfers, please visit our website for complete information and prices on Transfers to and from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:







Find out how you can create your small private shared tours from Italy’s top cruise ports for wonderful shared memories and costs with new friends.


STEFANO ROME TOURS – Privately Shared Shore Excursions



Thank you very much for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Transfers and Tours in Italy!

The RomeCabs Team


RomeCabs Tours of Italy

RomeCabs Tours of Italy





Tips on Booking Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs

1 Mar RomeCabs Civitavecchia Transfers

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private Airport Transfers, Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours and Shore Excursions.

We have written extensively on our travel blogs about transfers, offering tips and advice that came from years of experience and serving tens of thousands of travelers and cruisers in Rome.

We have also created helpful videos such as you will see below: from how to guides on booking transfers, to meeting your driver at FCO / Fiumicino Airport (which can be quite chaotic!)

Below we included some helpful blogs we’ve written in the past that include tips on booking airport and Civitavecchia transfers with RomeCabs.

Just CLICK ON THE TITLES in red to go to the actual blog post.


Tips on Booking Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs


A how-to guide to book your Rome Cabs Transfer (to/from Rome Airport)

Booking your Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs is easy.

We have a simple booking form where you complete the fields based on the type of transfer you are booking, click to send, and your reservation request will arrive in our booking system.  Our secretary on duty will process and confirm your transfer via email and your have your booking records along with a very detailed and informative confirmation email that you can keep a copy of with you for future reference.

This blog shows you step by step how to book online.  


The blog is not enough? We also created a video for you:

Watch: How to Book Port Transfers with RomeCabs



Whether you are arriving in Rome on a land trip or to begin your cruise, likely you will arrive at Fiumicino Airport.  Fiumicino Airport is the largest international airport in the region, and it can be pretty chaotic.

Unlike many airports, the baggage claims area where you collect your luggage at FCO (Fiumicino) airport is security restricted – meaning nobody without a valid airline ticket or special security clearance can access that area.   Therefore,  everyone who is waiting for friends and loved ones to arrive via FCO – including private drivers, must wait in a designated area in the main waiting hall of the arrival terminal.

This helpful video shows you where your driver will meet you and also offers helpful information such as using luggage trolleys to easily carry your luggage out from the baggage claims, use the complimentary wheelchair service for those with mobility issues, and what to do in case your flight arrives ahead of schedule or if you experience delays.

 It’s a MUST for any RomeCabs clients to watch prior to arriving at FCO Airport.


Arriving at Airport to go to Rome or Civitavecchia?

Watch :  How to Meet your RomeCabs Driver at FCO / Fiumicino Airport




Here are 5 Ways to book the Perfect Airport Transfers in Rome


Nobody wants to make mistakes when booking their Airport Transfers.  Making mistakes can result in service not being able to be provided accurately,  time wasted with email correspondences from the transfer company seeking to correct errors, or can create overall confusion.

This blog focuses on 5 ways to book the perfect airport transfers in Rome for a seamless, stress free transfer experience.


7 Ways to book your Perfect Civitavecchia Transfers


After offering 5 ways to book the perfect airport transfers in Rome, we can’t leave out Civitavecchia Port transfers! Afterall, many of our clients require BOTH airport and Civitavecchia transfers during their stay in Rome.


Don’t Do These 7 Things when Booking a Fiumicino or Civitavecchia Transfer


In addition to providing helpful tips on booking your perfect airport transfers in Rome, we also dedicated a blog on 7 things not to do when booking a Fiumicino or Civitavecchia Transfer.  

By avoiding these common real life mistakes, you can avoid a heap of problems with your transfers.

The BEST and WORST Time to Book your Civitavecchia Transfers


We have received many questions from clients over the years – and we are not referring to AM and PM times, but in terms of how far in advance? How last minute?  

Because there are risks of booking transfers too soon (before all your other plans are finalized) or too late (when you may not find availability), we offer some helpful times for the “Goldilocks” of  the best and worst times to book your Civitavecchia Transfers.


Thank you for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers in Rome.


Please visit our website at the link below for a wide variety of transfers and tours.



We look forward to welcome you to Rome!

Stefano’s RomeCabs Team


Stefano's RomeCabs


Traveling to Italy this summer? Don’t forget to bring THESE with you

3 Jun Summer in Rome with RomeCabs


Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs Transfer and Tour blog. Our mission is to help you turn our trip to Italy into a vacation of a lifetime with our private transfers, day tours and shore excursions to many of Italy’s top destinations.

Summer is by far the most popular time millions of people worldwide travel to Italy on their summer vacations. While many travelers prefer to travel light (less luggage), especially when summer clothes take up such little space, there are a few things that you should bring with.


Traveling to Italy this summer?
Don’t forget to bring THESE with you


1 Comfortable Shoes

Summertime often means sandals, flip flops, and fashionable high heels… except in many places in Italy where you will come across cobblestones, uneven pavement, uphill and downhill streets,  and archaeological sites with dirt and stones.

In Italy, ditch the flip flops for the beach and wear comfortable foot supporting walking sandals or shoes that will protect your feet from injury or tripping.


2  Sun block, Sunglasses, Sunhat

The Mediterranean sun is strong in the summer, make sure you protect your skin, eyes, and head while sightseeing outdoors.   

You can also also purchase these in Italy as they are widely available if you forget to bring yours or would like to do some shopping in Italy.

Summer in Rome with RomeCabs

Summer in Rome

3 Bring something to cover your shoulders and knees inside churches.

If your wardrobe consists of sleeveless tops and shorts, dresses, or skirts that are above the knee, be sure to bring something with you that you can cover your shoulders and knees in event you wish to visit the amazing churches in Italy.

Many churches impose a modesty dress code that includes covering your shoulders and knees.

What not to wear in Italy Churches

Visitors turned away from St Peter’s Basilica


If you prefer to have flexibility and be spontaneous with your sightseeing destinations, bring something light with you that you can carry in your small day bag that not only you can use to cover up while visiting your favorite churches, but also to use in the evening when the temperature cools down and a shawl or a sleeved top will take away the chill.


4 Bring a Portable Water Bottle

It’s very hot in Italy in the summer, so it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Buying bottled water can cost 2 Euros or more at kiosk vendors near tourist attractions. At most cafes tourist markets, you find them at about 1 Euros each. At the local supermarket about 25 cents.

Even if you buy a pack of bottled water from a local market and keep them refrigerated in your room, you’d go through your first bottle of water by mid morning. You can either refill the same bottle of water throughout the day, or just bring a portable and refillable water bottle with you that you can reuse throughout your vacation.

Many fountains in large cities like Rome serve cold fresh natural drinking water, one of the best ways to quench your thirst in the Eternal City

You can also buy a large cold bottle of water from the market of cafe and use it to refill smaller bottles if you are traveling with family or friends.

Summer in Rome

Drinking from water fountains in Rome


5 A Back-up Piece of Luggage.

While many travelers travel light, when they arrive in Italy they find so many wonderful things to buy that their luggage suddenly cannot contain all their new purchases.  By bringing a light cloth duffel bag, you have enough space for your belongings and your new treasures.

And don’t forget… starting the the 2nd week of July is the much anticipated Summer Sale that hits all the major clothing, shoes, and accessories shops in Italy.  Your shopping spree just became more exciting and affordable!

Summer Sale in Rome

Summer Sale in Rome


And if your shopping spree extravaganza means too many shopping bags to carry, Stefano’s RomeCabs provides chauffeured service for the ultimate shopping spree in style and comfort in  your private deluxe vehicle and personal driver at your disposal.

Thank you for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Airport Transfers, Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours, Shore Excursions, and private chauffeured service in Italy.

We look forward to see you soon in Italy!
Stefano’s RomeCabs






5 Ways to book the Perfect Airport Transfer in Rome

30 May Stefan's RomeCabs Company


Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for reliable Transfers and Tours

For more than 12 years Stefano’s RomeCabs have welcomed tens of thousands of travelers to Rome, and saw off just as many at the end of their holiday.

For more information about RomeCabs’ airport transfers, please click:  AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Here are 5 Ways to book the Perfect Airport Transfers in Rome


1  Book your Airport Transfers in advance.  

Don’t wait until the very last minute to book your airport transfers.

Not only last minute availability is limited during peak travel months and holidays, but when booking something as important and detailed oriented as an Airport Transfer, it’s easy to make errors in placing your reservations or overlook important information provided by the company regarding your transfers.


2  Book ALL your transfers together

To simplify your travel plans and secure all your transfers together, it’s best to book ALL your transfers together in advance and have one less thing to worry about during your trip.

This will eliminate stress during your holiday worrying about how you will make your way back to the airport for your departure transfer, and making last minute transfer arrangements abroad can be problematic if you can’t secure availability.

3  Include your total luggage count

Inform the company of the total number of luggage pieces (suitcases and carry ons) you have to ensure you will be provided a suitable size vehicle to accommodate all passengers and luggage safely together.


4  Arriving at Fiumicino Airport?  Prepare in advance.

Read the important information provided on our website, in our confirmation emails, and watch our helpful video on How to Meet your RomeCabs Driver at Fiumicino Airport




5. Turn your Airport Transfer into a Mini Tour of Rome

Stefano’s RomeCabs offers very popular VIP TRANFSERS with options for 1 hour tour by car, or 2 hour mini tour in Rome with options to make stops to take photos, have a quick lunch, coffee, gelato or do some preparatory shopping.

This is your time to spend as you wish with your English speaking RomeCabs Driver at your disposal.


4  Flying out of Rome internationally?
Select your pick up correctly

Book your Transfer from Rome to the Airport at least 3 hours prior to your International flight departure time.  

Don’t book your pick up transfer too close to your flight, you will risk missing your flight if you encounter unexpected traffic delays which is always problematic and unpredictable in Rome.


5  Flying out from Fiumicino Airport?
Check your departure Terminal Number

If your flight departs from Fiumicino Airport, check the Terminal Number your flight will depart from and inform the company which terminal to drop you off at for accurate service.

You could be flying out of Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and Terminal 5

At Fiumicino Airport airlines share multiple Terminals for departure depending on first destination cities, code sharing, or other circumstances.

Sometimes airlines may also change Terminals last minute and it’s important to check your departure details for any changes.


We hope these easy tips will help make your Airport Transfers in Rome or elsewhere in the world a perfect beginning and ending to your holiday!

 For more information about Stefano’s RomeCabs please visit our website at http://www.RomeCabs.com

Thank you very much for choosing Stefano’s Rome Cabs for your Transfers, Day Tours, and Shore Excursions in Italy!

The RomeCabs Team


Stefano's RomeCabs Transfers and Tours Company

Stefano’s RomeCabs Transfers and Tours Company







13 May Colosseum, part of Panoramic Rome for Cruises Tours with RomeCabs


Stefano RomeCab’s popular Panoramic Rome for Cruisers Tour excursion from Civitavecchia offers experienced and leisure seeking cruisers the opportunity to enjoy Rome at a more relaxed pace, sample more of Rome’s highlights, not be obligated to purchase expensive admission tickets that are non-refundable should your travel plans change, and avoid the super crowded tourist attractions like the Colosseum and the Vatican.


Why battle crowds lined up to enter the crowded Colosseum with potential security lines that eat up your precious sightseeing time when the exterior of the Colosseum is considered by many it’s most fabulous feature (and it doesn’t cost you anything to see it from the outside).


By not spending so much time inside the Colosseum, you have time to explore the spacious Colosseum Square to admire the Colosseum from its different sides, as well as the nearby Arch of Constantine.


Colosseum Panoramic Rome

Colosseum Square


The Vatican, although fabulous, it’s also super crowded in the summer months. It’s been described as a hot can of sardines with visitors pushed and shoved forward in what appears to be a human river slowly moving forward.

It’s certainly not an enjoyable way to spend 2 hours, crushed from left to right by large group tours and visitors (many with selfie sticks). 

The Vatican is best enjoyed OFF season between November and February when there are relatively few visitors in comparison to the massive crowds in the tourist season.


St Peter Square

St Peter’s Square



On this tour you also have the wonderful opportunity to experience something quite unique:  ROME UNDERGROUND!

Beneath Basilica of San Clemente are 2 incredible layers of Ancient History to explore: 4th century AD basilica that was converted from a Roman noble’s private house that features beautiful ancient wall frescoes, mosaics, and sculpture fragments that you can see as you  make your way through the many underground rooms and passageways.

Deeper still is a 1st century AD ancient Roman structure that may have been a residential complex that once upon a time included a Mithraic temple (dedicated to the pagan god Mithras) that is still in remarkable condition!

Clemente Basilica Collage

Basilica of San Clemente and Underground Rome


During hot summer months, a journey in time and underground, is a cool and refreshing respite!


The fabulous sites in Rome included in Panoramic Rome for Cruisers Shore Excursion with Stefano’s Rome Cabs are:
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza della Rotonda
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
  • Capitoline Hill with view of the Roman Forum
  • Colosseum Square
  • Basilica of San Clemente and Underground Rome


For more information about this popular shore excursion from Civitavecchia that is also possible from Rome accommodation as a day tour, please click below:



Need a private RomeCabs Airport Transfer or Civitavecchia Transfers?




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