Steeped in history, Italy oozes with natural landscapes, sumptuous cuisine and historic
monuments. Visit the unique cities of Puglia and Basilicata to complete an all-round trip of Italy!
Climb the cliffs of Cinque Terre
Visit the Museo Galileo
See the village of San Vigilio in Bergamo
Visit Apulian Cellars in Lecce
Feast on seafood in Sicily
See Pompeii near Naples
Sit by the shores of Lake Garda and
Visit the Duomo
Ride in a Gondola in Venice
Tan on Sardinia’s beaches
Scale the Italian Alps from Turin
Lean on the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Best Time To Visit
Dock at Venice, the capital of Italy’s Veneto region. With just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces, feel like you’ve just stepped in history. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offers views of the city’s beautiful red roofs.
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants
Today, you’ll be at sea on your cruise so sit back and relax as you sail on European waters.
Get to Kotor, a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast. With winding streets and squares, its medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including the Kotor Cathedral. It is also home to the Maritime Museum, which explores local seafaring history. Sveti ─Éor─æe, one of 2 tiny islands off the ancient town of Perast, features a centuries-old church that you absolutely can’t miss.
Relax at sea with the comforts of your cruise ship.
Chill in Valletta, the tiny capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. It is known for museums, palaces and grand churches. Baroque landmarks include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose opulent interior is home to the Caravaggio masterpiece "The Beheading of Saint John." Relax on the coast of the lovely and quiet Malta.
Today, you’ll spend your time whizzing around your cruise ship and enjoying all it has to offer.
Catania, Sicily, Italy:
Dock at Catania, an ancient port city on Sicily's east coast. It sits at the foot of Mt. Etna, an active volcano. The city's wide central square, Piazza del Duomo, features the whimsical Fontana dell'Elefante statue and richly decorated Catania Cathedral. The La Pescheria weekday fish market is a rowdy spectacle surrounded by seafood restaurants so don’t forget to haggle for some delicious fish or skip it altogether and dine at one of the many restaurants around!
Discover Naples, a city in southern Italy. Near the famous Mount Vesuvius that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii, Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. The city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle, all of which you can check out and admire.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy:
End your cruise at Civitavecchia, a town and commune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. A sea port on the Tyrrhenian Sea, across the Mignone River, Civitavecchia is an Italian delight. Grab some gelato and see the town before heading back to your port of origin.
Port covered: Civitavecchia (Rome), La Spezia, Italy, Nice (Villefranche), Barcelona, Spain