Barcelona To Rome
- Depart From
- Sail from Barcelona
- Departure Date
- 25 Apr 2019 - 02 May 2019
- 7 Days
- Spain, Menorca, Sardinia, Italy
- From €3,400pp
Ports of call: Barcelona, Spain; Porto Mahon, Menorca, Spain; Alghero, Sardinia, Italy; Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; Trapani, Sicily, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Board the Silver Spirit in Barcelona and embark on a week-long cruise of the Mediterranean.
The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)- one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention.
The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches.
Established as the island of Menorca's capital in 1722, when the British began their nearly 80-year occupation, Mahón still bears the stamp of its former rulers.
The streets nearest the port are lined with four-story Georgian townhouses; the Mahónese drink gin and admire Chippendale furniture; English is widely spoken. The city is quiet for much of the year, but between June and September the waterfront pubs and restaurants swell with foreigners.
A tourist-friendly town of about 45,000 inhabitants with a distinctly Spanish flavor, Alghero is also known as "Barcelonetta" (little Barcelona). Rich wrought-iron scrollwork decorates balconies and screened windows; a Spanish motif appears in stone portals and bell towers.
The town was built and inhabited in the 14th century by the Aragonese and Catalans, who constructed seaside ramparts and sturdy towers encompassing an inviting nucleus of narrow, winding streets with whitewashed palazzi.
Known in Sardinia as Casteddu, the island's capital of Cagliari has steep streets and impressive Italianate architecture, from modern to medieval. This city of nearly 160,000 people is characterized by a busy commercial center and waterfront with broad avenues and arched arcades, as well as by the typically narrow streets of the old hilltop citadel (called, simply, “Castello”).
The Museo Archeologico makes a good starting point to a visit. The imposing Bastione di Saint Remy and Mercato di San Benedetto (one of the best fish markets in Italy) are both musts.
Sorrento may have become a jumping-off point for visitors to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi, but you can find countless reasons to love it for itself. The Sorrentine people are fair-minded and hardworking, bubbling with life and warmth.
The tuff cliff on which the town rests is spread over the bay, absorbing sunlight, while orange and lemon trees waft their perfume in spring. Winding along a cliff above a small beach and two harbors, the town is split in two by a narrow ravine formed by a former mountain stream.
Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here.
Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.
25th April 2019: Barcelona, Spain
26th April 2019: Porto Mahon, Menorca, Spain
27th April 2019: Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
28th April 2019: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
29th April 2019: Trapani, Sicily, Italy
30th April 2019: Sorrento, Italy
1st May 2019: Sorrento, Italy
2nd May 2019: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Price is per adult sharing and includes:
- 7 day luxury cruise on board the Silver Spirit
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- Return flights from Ireland
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