7-Night Nice to Rome 5.27.24
DWELL IN THE MOMENT
With four late departures throughout the voyage, you’re afforded time for deeper explorations in renowned destinations such as the UNESCO-listed Ligurian Coast through Porto Venere, Cinque Terre’s “”sixth town,”” and Santa Margherita Ligure. Take in the sunset from Terrazza Mascagni in Livorno and gain a new perspective of Bonifacio’s history as you’re led by torchlight on a night walk. From Livorno, find your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Indulge in the exclusive ambiance of Porto Cervo, a popular yachting destination known as the Saint-Tropez of Italy. Navigate hidden coves of Sardinia, Corsica and Cinque Terre with opportunities to play with marina water toys directly from the yacht.
May 27 Nice, France Depart: 6:00PM
Nice rises from the pebbled coast to lush hills, yet the heart of the city is located between the old port city and the Aeroport de Côte d’Azur. To take it all in, enjoy a jaunt on the Promenade des Anglais along the Mediterranean Sea. The Old Port, located in Vieux Nice (Old Nice), is a colorful and busy place, with various markets. There discover an ensemble of narrow streets, colorful architecture, and picturesque piazzas. Stretch out on Nice’s recognizable blue lounge chairs on one of its iconic beaches. Some of these private beaches, like the Blue Beach or the Castel Beach, are among the most glamorous beaches on the French Riviera.
May 28 Santa Margherita Ligure(Portofino), Italy Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 11:00PM
Santa Margherita Ligure(Portofino), Italy
Nestled in the Ligurian Coast is the village of Santa Margherita Ligure, a gateway to the neighboring villages of Portofino, Genoa and the renowned Cinque Terre. Strolling the streets of Santa Margherita, you’ll come across a 17th-century basilica that shares the village’s name, the Chiesa Cappuccini and Church of San Giacomo. Mixed in with churches and antiquated buildings you’ll find a medley of modern stores, bakeries, restaurants and gelato shops. Climb the hill to the Castillo di Santa Margherita for breathtaking views over the bay. Further above lies Villa Durazzo, a collection of three grand villas settled among lush grounds with vibrant facades
May 29 Porto Venere, (Cinque Terre), Italy Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 10:00PM
Porto Venere, (Cinque Terre), Italy
Referred to as Cinque Terre’s “sixth town,” Portovenere overlooks the Gulf of La Spezia along the Ligurian coast, providing much of what its five counterparts do – seaside scenes, rustic cuisine and stunning coastlines – with a fraction of the crowds. Seek out hidden gems like Byron’s Grotto, a secluded cave named after the literary figure who frequented the area. Nearby lies the famous Cinque Terre, comprised of five small towns, hence its name. The region lies within the bounds of a national park and what’s considered the Italian Riviera, giving it a magical aura.
May 30 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Arrive: 7:00AM Depart: 11:59PM
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
From the grandeur of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the charming canals of La Venezia Nuova (New Venice), which date back to the Medici era, the Italian city of Florence contains much to explore. The port city of Livorno’s colorful building facades rises above the canal waters as a sight to behold. The long and storied history of Lucca call out to curious explorers seeking a mentally stimulating adventure. Cathedrals, art, culture, food, these iconic Italian cities have it all, and Livorno acts as the hub to make your way to each.
May 31 At Sea
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore
Jun 01 Porto Vecchio (Bonifacio), France Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 11:59PM
Porto Vecchio (Bonifacio), France
The lagoon-like harbor of Porto Vecchio holds a charming ambience that invites you to stroll through its maze of alleys, shops, bars and restaurants. From the Bastion de France to Porte Genoese, the town’s original gate, the past remains a prevalent influence on the city’s personality. Venturing about a half-hour drive outside of town, discover the natural beauty of Ospedale, the first mountain village sitting 900 meters above sea level. Your exploration of Porto Vecchio is only complete with some time spent at the shores of Pinarello, Santa Giulia, Palombaggia and Cala Rossa for Mediterranean blue seas and sunny adventures.
Jun 02 Porto Cervo (Sardinia), Italy Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 6:00PM
Porto Cervo (Sardinia), Italy
Experience la dolce vita on the Emerald Coast in Sardinia. Often regarded as the Italian Saint-Tropez, Porto Cervo is known for its luxury boutiques, exquisite restaurants and beautiful marina filled with sleek yachts. Begin your exploration at the Waterfront Costa Smeralda, the glamorous heart of the village, and the Porto Cervo Marina, which hosts some of the most important world regattas. For an unforgettable panorama, take a drive along Cugnana Gulf and the enchanting bay of Cala di Volpe. Take a dip in glorious beaches like Cala Granu or Romazzino, both boasting crystal-clear waters and soft white sand. After a refreshing swim, satiate your appetite with exquisite Sardinian cuisine.
Jun 03 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Arrive: 8:00AM
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Civitavecchia acts as the main terminal for all cruises heading into Rome. From there a shuttle bus takes you to the Service Center of Largo della Pace where you can embark on adventures through the Eternal City. Rome maintains its position in the world as a powerful influence in religion, politics, and art, as it is well known as the site for intellectual and artistic achievements past. From the iconic Roman Coliseum aboveground to the mysterious catacombs of the Capuchin Crypt below ground, the capital of Italy beckons the adventurous to discover its many secrets and stories. The city holds a certain cosmopolitan feel as well with countless rooftop bars that are a prime location for an evening sunset.
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