Cultural Icons of Italy

Departed 27th Sep 2022 15 nights Sails from Dover Bolette T2224
St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Delve into the fascinating history of the Roman Empire, on a specially planned cruise to destinations that offer an insight into the rule of the Romans and the legacy they left behind.[ReadMoreMob] Bolette will take you to, and spend a full day in, the port of Civitavecchia, from where Rome and its many ancient sites and landmarks – such as the Forum and Palatine Hill – await. You could even go ‘behind the scenes’ at the Colosseum, a modern Wonder of the World, for an in-depth look into why it’s such a symbol of the Roman reign. Visiting Cagliari will be an undoubted highlight too; you’ll dock close to the centre of Sardinia’s capital and be perfectly placed to go in search of lesser known, but important, Roman sites, such as ancient Nora and the Temple of Antas.

Your Italian journey of discovery also takes you to beautiful Tuscany, where Livorno is your gateway to some of the region’s great historic highlights; you could tour to the mountaintop walled town of Volterra and seek-out the Roman treasures there, romantic Florence or even Pisa, to see its iconic leaning tower. Meanwhile, Naples will be the perfect starting point for exploring famous sites such as Herculaneum, Baia and Pompeii. In addition to your unforgettable time in Italy, there are chances to discover the centuries-old monuments and landmarks of cities in Spain and Portugal too. Your smaller ship will take you closer to the attractions of La Coruna, such as the Torre de Hercules lighthouse; Malaga, renowned for its fortresses, castles and aesthetic treasures crafted by Picasso; and Lisbon, where the Portuguese capital’s maritime heritage is highlighted in its fine architecture.