Best Shopping near the Cruise Port in Rome

Civitavecchia's Got all Your Shopping Needs Covered

While not a large city, Civitavecchia certainly packs a good punch on the shopping front. Whether arriving into town from the port or the station, you will literally just stumble across Via Garibaldi which is along the lungomare (sea promenade) and features quite a few shops among the many bars and restaurants. Lying just off Via Garibaldi is the main shopping strip, Corso Centocelle which is a very short distance from the port (and not too far from the train station). It's made up of lots of prettily painted buildings and is a completely pedestrian zone. Located throughout the center of town you have supermarkets and a pharmacy for any medical needs, and then just a 25 minute walk from the port is a shopping center, La Scaglia, with almost 30 specialty shops. If you have time to dedicate to a full shopping day, various tour companies offer shuttle services to the Castel Romano premium outlets with coaches prepared for departure as soon as many cruise ships dock at the port. So whether it's a little or even a lot of shopping, some pre-cruise purchases like resort or formal wear, a book or swimwear, you're bound to find to what you need in Civitavecchia. 


Located on the main shopping street of Civitavecchia, you can fill a medical prescription or purchase men's, women's and children's toiletries and amenities. For your pre-cruise departure, things like sunscreen, anti-nausea or motion sickness medications and insect repellent are available here. The family pharmacist is friendly and normally around to answer any questions or give basic medical advice.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Right in the heart of Civitavecchia, Farmacia Spurio Dr Giuseppe is your most centrally located pharmacy.

Maria's expert tip: If you're about to board a cruise ship and worried about potential sea sickness, in Italian you will need to ask for: 'qualcosa anti-nausea da viaggio'.

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Centrally located on Civitavecchia's main shopping drag, this profumerie stocks a large and diverse range of cosmetics, perfumes, beauty and body products ranging from brands like Clinique, Nivea, Estee Lauder,Neutrogena and L'Oreal. All your skin and sun care is covered here too, with sunscreen, tanning oil and insect repellent. Some basic over-the-counter medications can also be found here. Prices are reasonable with regular promotions and sales that provide real value for money.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: La Gardenia has all your cosmetics, face and skin care needs covered and at reasonable prices.

Maria's expert tip: Join their Fidelity Card program for free and for an on the spot discount.

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Whether it's a guide or travel book or something to read on your upcoming cruise, you should be able to find something that suits your fancy. There is a good range of English language books and it's a short walk from the port and main shopping area. The shop also features children's books, gifts, calendars and a few souvenir items and is even just a great place to browse the ever changing collections.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: One of the few bookshops right in the center of Civitavecchia, Un Libro Per has a decent selection of English books.

Maria's expert tip: Ask about any current offers as the shop regularly run discount promotions.

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Castel Romano is the leading designer outlet complex located a short distance from both Civitavecchia and Rome. From Civitavecchia it's about an 1.5 hour drive away and many local tour operators offer day trip tours with a coach service that meets cruise ships arriving into the port. The outlets feature premium stores for designer wear, formal, casual and sporting wear, cosmetics, accessories, leather goods, shoes, swimwear and home-ware. Just some of the leading brands include Burberry, Guess, Diesel, Swarovski, Calvin Klein, Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo. There are also restaurants and bars on site.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Not far from Civitavecchia, the Castel Romano Outlets Tour is a great day trip for shopping enthusiasts.

Maria's expert tip: Visit the outlets' website before you go and sign up for their Privilege Club. It's free and entitles to you all sorts of offers and discounts.

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Located on the main seafront promenade and probably one of the first shops you'll see coming out of the port area, Sampey consists of 3 seperate stores located one after each other. They sell all kinds of water sports, fishing and aquatic equipment including clothing, shoes, swimwear, sunglasses and anything else you might need for the outdoors or the sea. The staff are super helpful and will guide you to whatever equipment you might be after.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Sampey is your one-stop shop in Civitavecchia for all things outdoors.

Maria's expert tip: If you're heading off on a cruise and planning on some scuba-diving or snorkeling, check Sampey out for all your needs.

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Original Marines have a wide range collection of women's and men's clothing, and children's clothing, shoes and accessories. Walking out of the port area, this is one of the many shops located along the seafront promenade and a great go-to for clothing needs for the entire family. Quality isn't compromised by the competitive prices you will find here and there is often a sales rack featuring items from outgoing seasons.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Located a short walk from the port, Original Marines is one of your first shops for casual clothing for the entire family.

Maria's expert tip: If you're purchasing a gift, ask for free gift wrapping or a gift bag.

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Yamamay is one of Italy's leading women's intimate apparel and swimwear outlets. You will find all sorts of undergarmets, bras, briefs and they have an extensive swimwear collection including for larger sizes. All kinds of sleepwear is available and a limited selection of baby and children's wear too. The sales staff are friendly and on request, will measure you up if you're in need of particular or even customised undergarments.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Yamamay covers all your intimate apparel and swimwear needs and quite affordable.

Maria's expert tip: Be sure to check the sales racks first for some bargains.

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A major Italian and international brand, Benetton is an old classic and features men's, women's, children's and baby wear. Here you'll meet all your casual and smart casual wear needs and find shoes and accessories too. There is a wide range of quality resort wear and general basics at reasonable prices. Benetton also usually feature a travel section where you can view a range of bags, luggage and travel goods.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Great quality casual clothing at reasonable prices, Benetton is an Italian classic.

Maria's expert tip: Take advantage of the off seasons where you will find 40-70% discount sales.

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Finely dressing the women of Civitavecchia for over 60 years, Lucia features mid range to high end women's clothing, formal wear, belts, bags, scarves and accessories. Step into the stylish shoes of Italian women and view many of the Made in Italy collections. Just some of the Italian designer wear stocked includes Elena Miro, Violante, Penny Black and Trussardi Jeans. The sales staff speak English, are extremely helpful and will help style you for any occasion.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: Lucia meets all your formal wear needs for a special event or your upcoming cruise evenings.

Maria's expert tip: Don't be afraid to ask for help - one of the stylists will guide you to find the perfect outfit.

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Featuring 28 specialty shops, you're in luck to here to find whatever you're looking for. This shopping center is open every day and features men's, women's and children's wear and shoes, electronics and digital products(cameras, memory cards, tablets), homeware and gifts, intimate and swimwear apparel and a cafe and bar. Just some of the shops featured include Sephora, Upim, Golden Point, Euronics (the lead Italian electronics store), Motivi and Piazza Italia.

Recommended for Shopping near Cruise Port because: A one stop shop for all your shopping needs in Civitavecchia, La Scaglia is particularly useful for resort, formal wear and swimwear.

Maria's expert tip: Catch the free shuttle from Piazza Vittorio Emanuele which takes you right to the shopping center. It leaves almost every hour. See website for times.

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