who want new ways to explore the rich cultural heritage of Italy,
there are an increasing number of journeys by water through this
breathtaking Mediterranean country, through Italy’s picturesque
rivers, lakes and coast.
Taking a cruise, whether on a small yacht, a deluxe
liner or combining a land vacation with a cruise, is arguably one
of the best ways to travel through Italy. The Great Mediterranean
has a rich past of different civilizations, and today’s Southern
Italy is a dream. From its culinary traditions, vast selection of
excellent wines and temperate climate,
seafront beach villas and picturesque harbours, one can enjoy sun-drenched
afternoons on an excursion, perhaps some hiking or even golf. Enjoy
the refreshing sea breeze punctuated with hints of basil, rosemary
and thyme as you partake in the day’s fresh catch with pasta
and a delectable choice of wine and cheese. Tour around Sicily,
the Amalfi Coast, Naples
and remote Aeolian Isles and explore its ancient heritage of medieval
castles, stone-walled fortresses and Gothic cathedrals. Spend the
mornings exploring a Naples market where the freshest ingredients
abound, or visit Sardinia’s stunning Costa Smeralda.
Cruises coupled with rail travel is also a popular
package. High-speed first class trains
which go between cities is efficient
as well as fun, as you break the journey by spending a night or
two sailing through Italy’s waterways.
Day cruises are also worth doing, as visitors
can spend the day leisurely on the boat, cruising by centuries-old
monasteries and villas while hearing stories told by crumbling
walls and ancient ruins. And when night falls, what better place
to retire than to one of the charming hotels
perched atop the rocky slopes overlooking the water.
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