The city was certainly created by an Etruscan settlement. The area of Civitavecchia has been inhabited since ancient times, it is scattered with remains of Etruscan tombs and it can be assumed that even in the pre-Roman era a small Etruscan settlement flourished in the present city center. Historians and archaeologists agree on the existence of an ancient cellular port i.e. a harbour formed by small, individual, parallel docks. The remains of these landings were still visible at the end of the nineteenth century near Fort Michelangelo.
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