Civitavecchia

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Civitavecchia

(chē`vētä-vĕk`kēä), city (1991 pop. 51,201), in Latium, W central Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The harbor, favored by Trajan (early 2d cent. A.D.), is still the chief port of Rome. It also handles traffic for the Terni industrial area and is the main maritime link with Sardinia. Industries produce metals, machinery, chemicals, and cement. The arsenal in Civitavecchia was built by Bernini, and Michelangelo directed the final stages of the construction of the powerful citadel (begun 1508, nearly destroyed in World War II).

Civitavecchia

 

a city in central Italy, in Lazio Region, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Population, 44,200 (1971). A seaport for Rome, Civitavecchia handled 4.7 million tons of freight in 1973. It is linked by ferry with the island of Sardinia. Industries include petroleum refining and the production of building materials.

References in classic literature ?
From Leghorn to Naples (calling at Civita Vecchia to land any who may prefer to go to Rome from that point), the distance will be made in about thirty-six hours; the route will lay along the coast of Italy, close by Caprera, Elba, and Corsica.
Civita Vecchia, Leghorn, Porto Fino, Genoa, Cornice, Off Nice
Off Civita Vecchia we lost our brave Captain Leclere.