Where better for an in-depth discovery of history, art and culture, pretty towns
and effervescent cities than Italy. The impossibly beautiful Amalfi Coast is
always in demand. With Fred. Olsen, you’ll not only enjoy an authentic insight
into this area, but can also tour to the Tuscan city of Florence, historic Pisa and
mighty Rome. Then your refined adventure comes to a close along the Italian
Riviera, with an encore in diverse Spanish ports.
Enjoy calls into Lisbon and the delightful island of
Menorca before starting your Italian adventure in
Naples. This energetic city is a gateway to the
archaeological wonderland of Pompeii where
ancient life was magnificently preserved by the
eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Romantic Sorrento is
also within reach for picture-postcard views.
Amalfi is surrounded by dazzlingly beautiful
landscapes where quintessential villas sprawl up lush
mountainsides. The town’s petite size makes it easy
to explore in depth, with its handful of historic
buildings, vivacious piazzas, and glorious beach that
are sure to charm you. A tour to Positano is also
worth a look. It’s considered the prettiest town along
the Amalfi Coast. You’ll round off your visit to this
region with a scenic sailing past the island of Capri.
Arriving in Civitavecchia the next day, you’ll have the
chance to tour to nearby Rome; from the mighty
Colosseum and the Roman Forum to St Peter’s
Basilica in the Vatican, the highlights are worldfamous.
The ‘Eternal City’ is an open-air museum
where sculptures, museums, adorned facades
and more are discovered. From Livorno, tour to Pisa
to see the 11th century Duomo and world-famous
Leaning Tower. Or, visit the Renaissance city of
Florence. Majestic domes, towers and spires are
framed by the distant Tuscan hills and the city is home
to unparalleled art treasures in the Uffizi Gallery.
Pocket-sized Portofino will be your first of three calls
along the Italian Riviera. Backed by forested hills,
quaint townhouses hug the marina of this upmarket
fishing village – the ideal contrast to two days of city
sightseeing. To unwind, visit nearby Paraggi beach,
before your call into the capital of the region, Genoa.
Its historic importance can be seen within the grand
palaces and piazzas at the centre. An extended stay
allows time to journey to fashionable Milan. Or,
perhaps opt for a wine tasting tour. In Sanremo, catch
a glimpse of the Belle Époque casino and admire the
town’s tropical flora. Off the coast, you may even be
lucky enough to spot a Sperm Whale or dolphins.
Calls into Cartagena and Malaga perfectly combine
history, culture and beauty before a stop in Vigo
concludes your authentic exploration.
Authentic | Mediterranean
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