Civitavecchia (Rome) to Monte Carlo
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Set high atop the Mediterranean cliffs, Sorrento is a town of extraordinary beauty that has endured as a favoured resort for centuries. In addition to its own attractions, Sorrento is also known as a popular gateway to Pompeii, Italy's most celebrated classical ruins. They offer a look at the finest example of a Roman town and its way of life, presented to modern eyes by excavation.
The ever-popular Isle of Capri is just a short distance from Sorrento by jet-foil. It ranks as one of Italy's most beautiful islands and has captured the fancy of visitors for centuries. Its excellent year-round climate, spectacular landscape and fantastic sea caverns ensure a never-ending stream of tourists. In addition, the island boasts lavish villas, elegant hotels, chic boutiques and quaint restaurants, making it easy to understand why Capri has become so popular.
Discover the charm of Sorrento, enjoy the famous archaeological sites and breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Drive, or sit in a shady sidewalk café with an espresso or a cold drink and savour the local ambiance.
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Malta's capital city of Valletta has been designated a World Heritage City by UNESCO. This historic fortress city was chosen to be their headquarters by the Knights of St. John in 1565. Visit the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters and the breathtaking baroque masterpiece that is St. John's Co-Cathedral, both filled with history and art treasures.
The Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Castilians, the Knights of St. John, the French and the British all left their mark. Controlling the island was a prerequisite to domination of the Mediterranean; Malta's location at the crossroads of Europe made it a center of cultural, social and political activity. The era of the Knights is considered the most glorious in Malta's history. Many relics and buildings bear testimony to the magnificence of this period; most are found in Valletta, the capital of the Maltese Islands, a city "built by gentlemen, for gentlemen."
|Tue 10 Oct 2017 08:00||Tue 10 Oct 2017 18:00|
Trapani, the most important town on the west coast of the island, lies below the headland of Mount Erice, with the Egadi Islands usually visible offshore. Its old district occupies a scimitar-shaped promontory between the open sea on the north and the salt marshes in the south. The ancient industry of extracting salt from the marshes has recently been revived and documented in a new museum In addition to the salt marshes, Trapani's other interesting environs include the beautiful little hilltown of Erice, the promontory of Capo San Vito stretching north beyond the splendid headland of Monte Cofano, and to the south the lovely island of Motya and the town of Marsala. The splendid classical site of Segesta can be reached easily from Trapani as well. The Egadi Islands can be reached by boat and hydrofoil from the port of Trapani.
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Livorno (Florence), Italy
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Livorno (Florence), Italy
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Bronzed and beautiful visitors enjoy the unique ambiance, chic boutiques and quaint cafés that overlook the small yacht harbor and line the narrow, cobbled streets. Others explore along the coastline, where tiny villages are tucked away in hidden coves.
Don't miss out on practically everyone's favorite pastime - people-watching while sitting in one of the outdoor cafés, sipping a campari or enjoying a cappuccino. The boutiques and designer shops are only a stone's throw away, tempting prospective buyers with chic resort wear and Italian designer clothing (be aware that not all shops may be open on Sunday).
|Sun 15 Oct 2017 08:00||Sun 15 Oct 2017 23:00|
Monte Carlo, Monaco
The independent principality of Monaco is famous as the playground of the Côte d'Azur. With sandy beaches, elegant hotels and a vibrant nightlife, this tiny domain is a favourite haunt of the jet set. In the possession of the Grimaldi family for more then 700 years, treaties with France guarantee Monaco's independence.
The population of the fashionable enclave is 32,000 citizens, for an area smaller than New York's Central Park, but it boasts some of the most expensive real estate in the world. In addition to its luxury hotels and beautiful beaches, Monaco is noted for its mild climate and magnificent scenery. Once an exclusive wintering stop for Europe's aristocracy and royalty, today there are more than 5 million visitors annually. Of the principality's four sections - La Condamine, Fontvieille, Monaco-Ville and Monte Carlo, the latter two rank highest on every visitor's must-see list.
In Monte Carlo, the Grand Casino and Opera is perhaps Monaco's most outstanding attraction. For more than a century, the principality's livelihood was centred beneath the copper roof of this splendid establishment. The resemblance to the Paris Opera House is less than accidental since they share the same architect, Charles Garnier. Also facing the square are the famed Hotel de Paris and the more modest Café de Paris. Monte Carlo spells sophistication; it is the epitome of elegance and glamour. Year after year, the rich and famous of business and entertainment gather here to bask in the sun, gamble at the world's most opulent casino and attend spectacular parties. Nothing typifies more the elegant lifestyle of the Côte d'Azur than glamorous Monte Carlo.
Situated on a rocky peninsula, Monaco-Ville comprises the old town and the seat of Monaco's government. Narrow streets lead to the Prince's Palace high above the sea. The 19th-century Romanesque cathedral contains impressive works of art and the tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer III, while the Parliament building and the Oceanographic Museum offer additional points of interest.
As if Monaco's splendid attributes weren't enough, the surrounding areas with their incredibly beautiful scenery are additional attractions.
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