Europe Cruises Around Italy

Posted March 27th, 2013

If Europe cruises are on your must do list, then an Italian cruise departing Venice should definitely be considered.

With the cruise port located on Venice Island, you can depart while the sun is setting with a glass of champagne in hand and look forward to your home for the next week or two as you cruise down the Canale della Guidecca, past the Grande Canal and take in the beautiful sights of Piazza San Marco.

A port of call at Naples will allow for a variety of sightseeing and touring options. From a visit to Pompeii, a drive along the amazing Amalfi Coast, a trip out to the Isle of Capri or a wander around Naples itself, you won’t run out of things to do. Make sure you try a pizza napoletana margherita from the home of pizza.

The port of Civitavecchia is your gateway to Rome. There is so much to see and do here, ideally you can start or finish your cruise in Rome to make the most out of your stay in the Eternal City.

For those who want to experience Florence, look for a cruise stopping in Livorno which is the perfect access point for a day trip. You could even fit in a stop at Pisa on the way back to your ship.

Be sure to allow yourself some time for shopping – Florence is famous for its leather and Venice world-renowned for it's quality glasswork.

From Livorno you also have an opportunity to visit one of Italy’s most fascinating areas, Cinque Terre. While you could spend all day in just one of the villages, to fully appreciate the area you need to see all five villages and enjoy at least one of the walks between them.

To book your Italian cruise holiday please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 00.

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