Exploring Italy and Mediterranean

Departed 6th Apr 2022 15 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2207A
View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

As Borealis takes you on a discovery of the Med, you’ll get to visit, explore and delve into the history and culture of some of the region’s most beautiful and iconic cities. Experience unforgettable sightseeing in Italy; there’s a full-day stop at 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, and see iconic religious sites including the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. 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. [ReadMore]

Naples meanwhile will be the perfect starting point for touring to, and exploring, famous sites such as Herculaneum, Baia and Pompeii, the city destroyed centuries ago by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Seeing Vesuvius itself will also be a sight to behold during your visit to Italy. In addition to your Italian discoveries, there are chances to see out the centuries-old monuments and landmarks of Spanish and French cities too. There are yet more Roman sites to discover in Cartagena, such as the city’s iconic amphitheatre and ancient walls, while in Ajaccio – Corsica’s colourful capital – you’ll find fine examples of ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Saracen-influence architecture, as well as gorgeous sandy beaches. Your smaller ship willalso  take you closer to the attractions of La Coruna, such as the Torre de Hercules lighthouse; and Malaga, renowned for its fortresses, castles and aesthetic treasures crafted by Picasso.