Civitavecchia, A Seaport Town In the region of Lazio, found in Central Italy, there is the seaport comune of Civitavecchia. In past life the site was home to an Etruscan settlement, although now it is a thriving mixture of modernity and heritage, and is still known by many as the 'Port of Rome'. With so much going on in one place, hiring a car in Civitavecchia is a great way of seeing all the notable sights, and then finding hidden gems of your own. A six-minute walk from the town centre will bring you to our local branch, and will help get your trip underway – don't stick out as a tourist, blend in with the locals in no time.