Enjoy la dolce vita on this Italian intensive voyage that will have you exclaiming, “Fantastico!” in every port.
Your journey begins in Rome, where such iconic sites as the Vatican City, Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum, and Trevi Fountain await. (Keep in mind Rome wasn’t built in a day, so it’s going to be a challenge to see it all in one day, too. Consider adding a pre-voyage stay at one of our preferred hotels.)
Sail next to Livorno, the gateway to the magnificent art and architecture of Florence and Pisa’s famous leaning tower. Then it’s off to breathtaking Portofino, with its castle, abbey, medieval fortress, and harbor front shops (and the yachts of Europe’s wealthiest who shop there). On Elba, where Napoleon was exiled, you’ll wonder why he ever wanted to leave. As you’re pondering that, enjoy a wine tasting at the “Enoteca” inside the Medici Fortress.
From Elba, it’s on to sunny Sorrento—home of limoncello and the gateway to the isle of Capri—followed by amazing Amalfi, where olive groves rise from the sea, boats bob in the harbor, and inviting plazas beg you to take a seat and stay awhile.
And of course, no immersive voyage to Italy would be complete without experiencing the spectacular islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Finally, rest and re-energize with a relaxing day at sea before your final port of call: Barcelona!