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We Explored All The Treasures On The Adriatic

First Choice Travel and Cruise escorted a wonderful Celebrity Cruise on the Adriatic!  Each city/country was magnificant!

This amazing cruise on the Adriatic was a once in a lifetime trip for everyone onboard!  A few of us met up by accident on the road to Sorrento! 

It was an 11 night cruise onboard the Celebrity Silhouette

Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia)

                                                         
Ports include: Koper, Slovenia·Ravenna, Italy ·Split, Croatia ·Kotor, Montenegro ·Dubrovnik, Croatia ·Valletta, Malta ·Catania, Sicily, Italy ·Naples, Italy

 

 

 

Day 1: Venice, Italy

 

 

One of the world's most beautiful cities also happens to be one of its most unusual. Venice is actually spread over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is on a romantic gondola ride. The epicenter of the city is St.Mark's Square, where you'll find the 900-year-old St. Mark's Basilica.

 

Day 2: Venice, Italy

One of the world's most beautiful cities also happens to be one of its most unusual. Venice is actually spread over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is on a romantic gondola ride. The epicenter of the city is St.Mark's Square, where you'll find the 900-year-old St. Mark's Basilica.

 

Day 3: Koper, Slovenia

Located in southwest Slovenia on the Adriatic Sea, Koper in a picturesque port town with a compact, medieval center. Against a backdrop of the Alps, the area is enriched with several 15th Century Venetian Gothic palaces, castles and spires. Nearby, the breathtaking Postojna Caves can be toured on foot and by electric train. The recreational area north across Koper Bay is ideal for hiking, horseback riding and cycling.

 

Day 4: Ravenna, Italy

The "Mosaic City" of Ravenna is renowned for its 1500-year-old churches, decorated with exquisite Byzantine mosaics of brilliant color and amazing detail. It can also be a gateway to other spots with claims to historical fame. Bologna, with its magnificently preserved, uniform architectural style, and not one, but two leaning towers, is the site of the first institution of higher learning in the Western world, for which the term "university" was coined. And the tiny Republic of San Marino, dating from 301 AD, it is perhaps the oldest surviving state and constitutional republic in the world.

 

Day 5: Split Croatia

Lined with palm trees, this Adriatic seaside town is also a cultural mecca. Within the walls of the Diocletian Palace, you'll discover historical buildings, numerous museums, the National Theatre and a collection of old churches. Culture, beauty, natural wonder - Split has it all.

 

Day 6: Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor offers some of the most well preserved architecture in all the Adriatic coast, with landmarks such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. Built in 1166, there are frescoes dating back hundreds of years, and much of the gold and silver relief work done by the city's master craftsmen of that time are held for safe keeping within its walls.

 

Day 7: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Established 1,300 years ago on the far southern tip of the Dalmatian Coast, this city once rivaled Venice in terms of its importance. Take a walking tour to the Dominican Monastery and marvel at the finest collection of Renaissance paintings, including a painting by Titian.

 

Day 8: At Sea

The Alcoves

Eight chic, cabana-style settings comfortably accommodate up to four guests each. Designed for secluded relaxation, they're just steps away from the lively vibe of The Lawn Club. Enjoy stunning views of the lawn and sea; ambient mood lighting for cozy, romantic evenings; complimentary fresh fruit plate, hand-held fans, chilled towels, four bottles of water, and all-day use of an iPad® loaded with music, movies, games and magazines. Fresh, themed picnic baskets from our specialty restaurants, as well as a la carte beverages, are available for an additional charge, via your dedicated Alcove Attendant. Wine and cheese evenings under the stars also can be arranged, along with special spa services, once onboard. The Alcoves are even equipped with Wi-Fi (fee applies).

 

Day 9: Valletta, Malta

In addition to a number of significant works of art, this town is known for the many fortifications built by the Knights of Malta, who for years helped care for European pilgrims and crusaders en reoute to and from the Holy Land.

 

Day 10: Catania, Sicily, Italy

Located on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is situated at the foot of the largest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Elegant, modern, and an important hub in Europe's tech industry, Catania is also rich with baroque architecture, medieval castles, Roman era theatres, and a flourishing cultural and artistic center. The first university in Sicily was opened here in 1434. The Ursino castle built in the 13th Century is now a museum. The Piazza del Duomo, at the heart of Catania, is home to the city's symbolic Fountain of the Elephant, constructed in 1736 from lava and an ancient Egyptian obelisk.

 

Day 11: Naples, Italy

Located on the southern coast of Italy, Naples has spectacular scenery that attracts artists from around the world. One of Naples' greatest contributions to western civilization-pizza- invented to honor the Queen of Italy in 1889.

 

Day 12: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Civitavecchia was settled in 108 A.D. by the Emperor Trajan and has since served faithfully as a gateway to the capital of the Empire-Rome. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Stroll the ancient halls of the Colosseum or gaze upon the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel.

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