Greek Isles Cruise ÄVENTYRET BÖRJAR HÄR

Rom (Civitavecchia) , Italien | Chania (Souda) , Crete | Mykonos , Greece | Ephesus (Kusadasi) , Turkey | Santorini , Greece | Athens (Piraeus) , Greece | Naples / Capri , Italy | Rom (Civitavecchia) , Italien

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DAG 1 - Avresedag

Rom (Civitavecchia), Italien

AVGÅR:
5:00 PM

FÖDD TILL ROM

Den eviga staden erbjuder oändliga äventyr. Smutta på en cappuccino på ett alfresco kafé och betrakta stan som vaknar upp. Granska gamla artefakter i Museo Nazionale Romano och italienska mästerverk i Villa Borghese. Eller lär dig mer om etruskerna, romarnas föregångare på Museo Nazionale Etrusco.

View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The Vatican dome in Italy

Den eviga staden erbjuder oändliga äventyr. Smutta på en cappuccino på ett alfresco kafé och betrakta stan som vaknar upp. Granska gamla artefakter i Museo Nazionale Romano och italienska mästerverk i Villa Borghese. Eller lär dig mer om etruskerna, romarnas föregångare på Museo Nazionale Etrusco.

View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The Vatican dome in Italy
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i Rom (Civitavecchia)

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

ANTIK OCH HÄPNADSVÄCKANDE

Vandra genom antika Roms hjärta. Börja vid Colosseum, en enorm arena där gladiatorerna en gång kämpade. Strosa sedan runt nötta ruiner vid Forum Romanum, förbi dess sönderfallna tempel och basilikor. Se var kejsarna levde på Palatinen och njut av en närbild av den 2 000 år gamla, välbevarade kyrkan Pantheon.

A fountain in Piazza Navona  in Italy

ÄVENTYR I KVADRAT

Strosa runt piazzorna i Rom, där var och en ger ett unikt perspektiv. Ät al fresco på Piazza Navona och gå upp för Spanska trappan på Piazza di Spagna. Vandra på kullerstensbelagda gränder i sjudande Trastevere och strosa runt Campo de’ Fioris hantverksstånd. Se till att kasta ett mynt i Fontana di Trevi för framtida lycka.

Statues in the Vatican Museum

HELIGA PLATSER

Utforska Vatikanmuseets enastående samling av gobelänger och klassiska statyer. Kliv in i Sixtinska kapellet och låt dig hänföras av Michelangelos takfresker. Gå sedan in i Peterskyrkan, en av världens största kyrkor, för att stå under dess enorma skyhöga kupol.

Pizza, pasta, and antipasta on a table in Rome

DET LOKALA KÖKET

Romare lever för att äta, oavsett om det är med familjen eller på ett utomhuskafé. För en autentisk smak av cucina romana, prova carciofi alla romana (bräserade kronärtskockor) eller spaghetti alla carbonara. Njut av panino (fyllda smörgåsar) eller italiensk pizza med tunn botten. Stilla sötsuget med en skopa gelato. Avsluta sedan kvällen med ett glas vitt vin från det omgivande Lazio-området.

Minitature models of the Colosseum and Vatican

SHOPPING

Gatustånden över hela staden är det bästa stället för souvenirer. Via Condotti erbjuder italienska designers skräddarkonst i rad. Besök ateljéerna längs med Via Margutta, eller indiska hantverkssäljare i stadsdelen Monti. Porta Portese har stadens största loppmarknad och la Rinascente, det första varuhuset.

INSIDER TIP

Tågresan mellan Civitavecchia och Rom tar cirka 80 minuter i varje riktning.

DAG 2 - TILL HAVS

KRYSSNING

FAVORITER DU INTE FÅR MISSA

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Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

Young Woman Body Surfing Flowrider
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch

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Girl Surfing Flowrider at Daytime with a Smile
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Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

DAG 3 - DOCKAD

Chania (Souda), Crete

ANKOMMER:
11:00 AM
AVGÅR:
8:00 PM
DIG INTO

GREEK HERITAGE

Dating back to Mycenaean times, Chania places you in its deep cultural roots and longstanding traditions. The ancient buildings bear marks of many battles fought here throughout the centuries. Today, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more peaceful spot — pick a shaded spot beside the beach and dip your feet into the Greek sun-kissed waters.

Boats docked at a pier in Chania, Crete
A panoramic view of the buildings lining the coast of Chania, Crete
A lighthouse at the entrance to the old port in Chania, Crete

Dating back to Mycenaean times, Chania places you in its deep cultural roots and longstanding traditions. The ancient buildings bear marks of many battles fought here throughout the centuries. Today, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more peaceful spot — pick a shaded spot beside the beach and dip your feet into the Greek sun-kissed waters.

Boats docked at a pier in Chania, Crete
A panoramic view of the buildings lining the coast of Chania, Crete
A lighthouse at the entrance to the old port in Chania, Crete
Things To Do

in Chania

The exterior walls of the ottoman fortress in Crete

Active Archaeology

One of ancient Crete's most important city-states, Aptera sits on a hill just south of the bay, with two seaports at the entrance to Souda Bay. Check out this active archaeological site to learn about new discoveries that shed light on the most powerful city of western Crete during Minoan times.

The ruins of the Katholiko Monastery in Crete

Mountain Monasteries

Stroll the sandy beach at Stavros Bay, where Anthony Quinn danced in 1964's "Zorba the Greek." Explore the three monasteries — Agias Triada, Gouverneto and Katholika — set on this rocky peninsula. Discover Bear Cave on the footpath leading to Katholiko built into the cliff.

View of the Samaria Gorge in Chania, Crete

Hike to the Gorge

At 18 kilometers, Samaria is the longest of the many deep gorges that cut into Crete's mountains. The entrance is 42 kilometers south of Chania, and you can hike independently or with a guide. On the way, you might run into some kri kri, the wild goats found only on Crete. The gorge opens out to the black-sand beach at Ayia Roumeli.

A plate with lobster served with vegetables in Chania, Crete

Local Cuisine

Restaurants with fresh seafood abound at the Chania waterfront. Local signatures of savory lamb, mini cheese pies and fresh vegetables also bring something special to the plate. And don't miss the dacos, a traditional Cretan bread served with tomato, mizithra cheese and rivers of virgin Cretan olive oil.

Traditional ceramic dishes in Crete

Shopping

Chania's Old Town is packed with unique shops selling handmade ceramic kitchenware and decorations with classic geometric designs, one-of-a-kind jewelry made from pearl and coral — and of course, the local extra virgin olive oil, which is typically cold-pressed and retains distinctive flavors of green apple and fresh-cut grass. Take the time to explore the narrow, less-traveled streets to find both bargains and unique items during your Crete cruise.

INSIDER TIP

Known as the "temple of gastronomy," the architecturally distinctive Chania Municipal Market is the place to discover local delicacies.Known as the "temple of gastronomy," the architecturally distinctive Chania Municipal Market is the place to discover local delicacies.

DAG 4 - INLÄMNAD

Mykonos, Greece

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVGÅR:
7:00 PM
A WHIRLWIND

ADVENTURE

Powder white houses, sparkling blue waters, and red-hot nightlife— the Island of the Winds carries you away with colorful upscale adventures. Explore Hora’s bougainvillea-laced pathways and see the Folklore Museum’s Mykonian ship models. Join the raucous party on the shimmering sands of Super Paradise beach. Or watch the sunset from an open-air taverna— all nestled in the heart of Greece’s Cyclades islands.

Chairs with tables in typical Greek tavern in Mykonos, Greece
Famous windmills during sunset in Mykonos, Greece
A street of white buildings with blue accents in Mykonos, Greece

Powder white houses, sparkling blue waters, and red-hot nightlife— the Island of the Winds carries you away with colorful upscale adventures. Explore Hora’s bougainvillea-laced pathways and see the Folklore Museum’s Mykonian ship models. Join the raucous party on the shimmering sands of Super Paradise beach. Or watch the sunset from an open-air taverna— all nestled in the heart of Greece’s Cyclades islands.

Chairs with tables in typical Greek tavern in Mykonos, Greece
Famous windmills during sunset in Mykonos, Greece
A street of white buildings with blue accents in Mykonos, Greece
Things To Do

in Mykonos

A beautiful old white chapel, the Panagia Paraportiani Church, in Mykonos, Greece

COASTAL COSMOPOLITAN

Mykonos’ main town of Hora is a mixture of classic Cycladic architecture and buzzing street culture. Admire the stark-white Panagia Paraportiani chapel and meet the town’s famous pelican Pétros. See the island’s trademark 16th-century windmills spinning high above the port. Then explore the strip of medieval houses and waterfront cafés in Little Venice.

Agios Stefanos Beach in Mykonos, Greece

INTO THE BLUE

The multihued waters surrounding Mykonos are perfect for surfing and scuba diving, while prevailing winds invite sailing and windsurfing. Get your fill of aquatic thrills, then hit the beach— Psaroú for family fun, Agrari for seaside serenity, Paradise for epic beach parties, or Elia for a blend of all three.

The Temple of Isis in archaeological site of Delos island, Mykonos, Greece

DIG UP THE PAST

Enjoy a short boat trip to the island of Delos, a sacred Greek archeological site and the mythological birthplace of twin gods Apollo and Artemis. Comb the crumbling ruins of its ancient theater, Doric temples, markets, and mosaic-laced houses— plus the Terrace of Lions statues and amphitheater.

Greek salad and olive oil on sunny seaside restaurant in Mykonos, Greece

LOCAL CUISINE

Some of the Mediterranean’s most delectable restaurants are found on Mykonos. Its trademark kopanisti (peppered cheese) is a must-try, while you can’t go wrong with classic kremmydopita (onion pie). Enjoy fresh seafood by the sea— or a glass of sweet Heliophilos wine in a beach bar. Then for dessert go for amygdalota (almond cookies) or melopita (honey cake).

Souvenirs hanging on a wall outside a shop, Mykonos, Greece

SHOPPING

Hora is a hub for top designer fashions, including the world-famous Soho-Soho clothing boutique. Family-owned and operated Greek Light sells handmade jewelry with Greece’s traditional maiandros symbol. And don’t leave Mykonos without buying a pair of house-designed sandals or hand-loomed weavings— scarves, rugs or tablecloths.

INSIDER TIP

Hop on one of the many seawater-taxi services around the island for transport to the beaches.

DAG 5 - DOCKAD

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVGÅR:
7:00 PM

A TASTE OF TURKEY

Head straight to the ancient city of Ephesus, a 20-minute drive from the port. Plan your visit based on how much you want to walk and how many sites you want to check out. The House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John hold historical import as well as the traditional brick and stone architecture of the ancient near east. And of course, you can see the one remaining column of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The ruins of the ancient Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey
An ancient amphitheater in Ephesus, Turkey
Pigeon Island in Ephesus, Turkey

Head straight to the ancient city of Ephesus, a 20-minute drive from the port. Plan your visit based on how much you want to walk and how many sites you want to check out. The House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John hold historical import as well as the traditional brick and stone architecture of the ancient near east. And of course, you can see the one remaining column of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The ruins of the ancient Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey
An ancient amphitheater in Ephesus, Turkey
Pigeon Island in Ephesus, Turkey
Things To Do

in Ephesus (Kusadasi)

A close up view of the Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey

Window Into Ancient Life

Don't miss the Library of Celsus or the Scholastica Baths — their dozen ancient marble toilets are a unique sight from antiquity. Consider buying the extra ticket to see Ephesus' Terraced Houses. Not only are they shaded, but you get a sense of what ancient life was like and can see the restoration work in progress.

The home of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey

Set Your Sights on Seluk

Walk from Ephesus' Lower Gate to the village of Seluk, where you can visit what's said to be the burial site of John the Apostle at the Basilica of St. John. You'll also find the remains of the Temple of Artemis. About five miles from here lies the House of the Virgin Mary, which traditions holds as the last place she lived.

Homemade carpets on a cart

Haggle for a Turkish Carpet

Stroll the seaside promenade in Kusadasi to catch a cooling breeze. Shop for souvenirs like carpets and spices in the bazaar near the port. Vendors will encourage you to sample their wares and will offer tea to serious carpet buyers. You can also visit Pigeon Island for views from the Byzantine castle once used by pirates during your Turkey cruise.

Two lamb kebobs on a black plate

Local Cuisine

Most visitors will have tried sis kebab (grilled meat on a skewer) and doner kebab (meat shaved from a vertical skewer) before arriving in Turkey. Lamb is popular for both. Be sure to try kofte, spiced lamb or beef meatballs served with yogurt dipping sauce. Have a few meze (appetizers) to get your vegetable fix — great options include grilled eggplant salad and cicek dolmasi, fried squash flowers stuffed with raisins and rice.

An assortment of colorful pottery in Turkey

Shopping

The Kusadasi bazaar is naturally the place to go for shopping. A Turkish blue eye, meant to ward off the evil eye, makes a great souvenir. Also consider a traditional Turkish kilim (a woven carpet) or a more luxurious knotted carpet. Cruise to Ephesus and look for handmade tiles and pottery in the Iznik design, with floral-inspired geometric patterns. Prices are negotiable, and the first offer by the vendor will be at least double what you should pay.

INSIDER TIP

Ephesus' excavated section is in a 1.5-square-mile area; you'll need good walking shoes.

DAG 6 - INLÄMNAD

Santorini, Greece

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVGÅR:
7:00 PM
ERUPTING WITH

BEAUTY

Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, where adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in breathtaking ways. Take a cable car to see Fira’s old cathedrals and enthralling museums. Swim in deep blue waters that lap black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of history in excavated Akrotiri— all while relishing the dramatic scenery of this Cyclades isle.

Scenic view of traditional cycladic houses on small street with flowers in foreground, in Santorini, Greece
View of the sea from a beautiful terrace with flowers in Santorini, Greece
Beautiful landscape of two fishing boats anchored in blue water at the old port in Oia, Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, where adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in breathtaking ways. Take a cable car to see Fira’s old cathedrals and enthralling museums. Swim in deep blue waters that lap black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of history in excavated Akrotiri— all while relishing the dramatic scenery of this Cyclades isle.

Scenic view of traditional cycladic houses on small street with flowers in foreground, in Santorini, Greece
View of the sea from a beautiful terrace with flowers in Santorini, Greece
Beautiful landscape of two fishing boats anchored in blue water at the old port in Oia, Santorini, Greece
Things To Do

in Santorini

Nea Kameni volcanic island in Santorini, Greece

VOLCANIC WONDERS

Explore the volcanic history and geology of Santorini, site of an immense eruption 3,500 years ago. Trek the rocky landscape of Nea Kameni, an island in the center of the Santorini caldera, to see its smoking craters. Then soak in the soothing hot springs of Palea Kameni.

Early morning in Byzantine Castle Ruins in Oia village, Santorini, Greece

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Considered the island’s most picturesque village, Oia radiates authentic Cyclades charm. Meander along tiny paths squeezed between stark-white villas. Snap selfies with the blue-domed St. Gerasimos Church, and view Byzantine castle ruins. Or dine on Greek seafood in a waterfront taverna— also the perfect perch for watching Oia’s fabulous sunsets.

Bunch of white grapes in the vineyard in the Wine Museum of Thira, Santorini, Greece

THE GLASS HALF FULL

Indulge your taste buds in a delectable tasting journey among the island’s traditional wine cellars. Vineyards dapple Santorini’s countryside, and many are among some of Europe’s oldest. White Assyrtiko and red Mantilaria are both popular varietals— and be sure to sample Santorini’s beloved dessert wine, Vinsanto.

Alcohol drink Raki with anis on wooden board in Santorini, Greece

LOCAL CUISINE

Thanks to Santorini’s rich volcanic soil, the island has a solid reputation for producing fantastic wines and vegetables— fresh cherry tomatoes, fava beans and white eggplant included. Try egg-based sfougato and fried tomatokeftedes fritters, two Santorini specialties. Pick up melitinia cookies from a local bakery. And for an after-dinner drink, sip unsweetened, anise-flavored raki.

Small white and blue house souvenirs in Santorini, Greece

SHOPPING

Ypapantis Street in Fira is known for its dozens of jewelry stores selling pieces inspired by ancient Greek and Byzantine designs. You’ll find local artwork in the galleries of Oia and books about the Cyclades in Atlantis Books. A bottle of Santorini wine or Canava ouzo makes for a tasty souvenir.

INSIDER TIP

Wear hiking boots or comfortable sneakers and plenty of sunscreen when hiking the caldera.

DAG 7 - DOCKAD

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

ANKOMMER:
6:00 AM
AVGÅR:
6:00 PM

ACROPOLIS NOW

Explore the harbors of Piraeus, which showcase the Golden Age of Greek history. Visit the Hellenic Maritime Museum and the ship sheds — here, you can see how ancient ships were crafted. In the charming Castella district, you'll find some small, quaint shops and cafes amid the elegant neoclassical buildings. Head to Sotiros Street to find brand name stores, alongside smaller local shops.

View of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
View of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece
Herodes Theater in Athens, Greece

Explore the harbors of Piraeus, which showcase the Golden Age of Greek history. Visit the Hellenic Maritime Museum and the ship sheds — here, you can see how ancient ships were crafted. In the charming Castella district, you'll find some small, quaint shops and cafes amid the elegant neoclassical buildings. Head to Sotiros Street to find brand name stores, alongside smaller local shops.

View of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
View of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece
Herodes Theater in Athens, Greece
Things To Do

in Athens (Piraeus)

The Agia Triada church in Greece

Take Me to Church

The Agia Triada is one of the finest examples of Byzantine-style churches in Greece. The Church of St. Nicholas, which overlooks the port, has a magnificent interior filled with orthodox icons, frescoes and sculptures.

Mikrolimano harbour in Greece

Mediterranean Romance

Part of the Castella district, Mikrolimano is the smallest and most picturesque port of Athens, making it perfect for a romantic afternoon. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade to take in the amazing views, then settle in a cafe or taverna for some fresh seafood or a refreshing drink with your cruise to Athens.

Various decorative Greek vases

Boats and the Bronze Age

The Naval Museum has exhibits that present ship building from ancient times to the present day. You will be fascinated by the Neosoikoi, the archaeological remains of the ship sheds where local craftsmen maintained and repaired the boats. Art lovers will have plenty to see at the Piraeus Archaeological Museum, from Bronze Age sculptures to classical Hellenistic pottery.

Grilled octopus on a white plate with a lemon on the side

Local Cuisine

Try the local dishes prepared with sun-ripened tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers and fresh seafood like mussels and grilled octopus. Look for trovolia, a typical fresh cheese to savor with marinated olives. Ask for recommendations on local wines — the most common white is lively, floral and aromatic Moschofilero, while the red of choice is Xinomavro, an indigenous grape with a bold, complex flavor.

An assortment of Greek souvenirs such as helmets and sculptures

Shopping

You may want to bring back home some of the typical liquors such as the anise-flavored Ouzo or the strong Tsipouro. Greek olives, spices and capers can be vacuumed-packed, making for convenient souvenirs. Look for locally made leather sandals, pottery and hand-painted ceramics. You'll find most shops in the Psyri district, not far from the Acropolis during your Athens cruise.

INSIDER TIP

The yellow trolley bus (number 20) will take you from the port to Passalimani, going through Castella and ending at the Metro station.

DAG 8 - TILL HAVS

KRYSSNING

FÖR MATÄLSKARE

QN, Quantum, AN, Anthem, Jamie''s Italian, dynamic dining, cuisine, culinary image, Spinach Ricotta Rotolo, cheese, pasta, restaurant, dish
Salmon Salad bowl with Watercress served at Izumi, a fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of our best vacation cruise dining.

QN, Quantum, AN, Anthem, Jamie''s Italian, dynamic dining, cuisine, culinary image, Spinach Ricotta Rotolo, cheese, pasta, restaurant, dish
Salmon Salad bowl with Watercress served at Izumi, a fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of our best vacation cruise dining.

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Chicken Porcini Bruschetta with Zesty Lime
Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver

FAMOUSLY FANTASTIC ITALIAN

At Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, you’ll enjoy Tuscan-inspired dishes like the crowd-pleasing Famous Plank and pastas made in-house — all crafted by one of Britain’s most famous chefs.

Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.
Izumi

A FAR EAST FEAST

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.

DAG 9 - DOCKAD

Naples / Capri, Italy

ANKOMMER:
7:00 AM
AVGÅR:
6:00 PM
ERUPTING

WITH HISTORY

The third-largest Italian city and one of the oldest in Europe, Naples combines deep history and modern verve. Check out the extravagant Royal Palace of Naples, the former home of the royal family, with its beautiful tapestries and frescoes. People-watch from a streetside cafe in the Sanita district with a glass of wine and slice of classic margheritapizza. Then, head to Herculaneum to see the ruins left in Vesuvius wake after its historic eruption in 79 A.D.

An aerial view of Capri
San Francesco di Paola church in Naples, Italy
Mount Vesuvius towering over the ruins of Pompeii in Naples

The third-largest Italian city and one of the oldest in Europe, Naples combines deep history and modern verve. Check out the extravagant Royal Palace of Naples, the former home of the royal family, with its beautiful tapestries and frescoes. People-watch from a streetside cafe in the Sanita district with a glass of wine and slice of classic margheritapizza. Then, head to Herculaneum to see the ruins left in Vesuvius wake after its historic eruption in 79 A.D.

An aerial view of Capri
San Francesco di Paola church in Naples, Italy
Mount Vesuvius towering over the ruins of Pompeii in Naples
Things To Do

in Naples / Capri

The Catacombs of San Gennaro in Italy

Go Underground

Interested in getting up close and personal with Naples' past residents? Head underground to visit the Catacombs of San Gennaro. These historic burial places are the oldest in the city and the largest in all of Southern Italy. Spend some time wandering around the different rooms to see how the rooms where the wealthy and poor were buried.

The crater of Mount Vesuvius

Historic Hike

A quick bus ride will bring you to Mount Vesuvius National Park at the foot of the historic volcano. While there are a number of nature walks around the volcano, the real highlight is Monte Somma, the oldest, inactive crater. Hike up to the top with your camera in hand, take a peek at the steam coming out and snap some photos of the Bay of Naples.

The interior of the Gesu Nuovo in Italy

Church Bells Ring

Naples' churches are a great way to tour its architectural treasures, and most of them are concentrated in the old town center. Check out San Domenico Maggiore, with its impressive gold-gilded ceiling and interior. Inside Sansevero Chapel, you'll find a number of impressive Baroque statues and classical art. And don't miss the beautiful frescoes and peaceful vibe of Gesu Nuovo Church during your Capri cruise.

A margherita pizza in Naples, Italy

Local Cuisine

Neopolitan-style pizza is Naples culinary gem. Grab a seat at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele, which has been serving up pizza since 1870, and order a slice of simple, classic margherita, topped with fresh basil, tomato sauce and local mozzarella di fiore. Cruise to Naples and head to Friggitoria Vomero for the town's best arancini — gooey, fried spheres of rice and cheese — or panzarotti, a mini-calzone stuffed with mozzarella, tomato and other ingredients like spinach or ham.

Traditional pots at a shop in Italy

Shopping

Head to Via Toledo, the longest shopping street in Naples, which offers small boutiques and a huge department store. Continue down the road to Galleria Umberto I, a beautiful shopping gallery for some high-end souvenirs such as silk scarves and leather shoes to take back home.

INSIDER TIP

You won't be able to visit the Catacombs of San Gennaro without a guided tour, so be sure to book yours well in advanced.

DAG 10 - Ankomstdag

Rom (Civitavecchia), Italien

ANKOMMER:
5:00 AM

EVIGA ÄVENTYR

Tillbringa eftermiddagen genom att vandra bland Roms forntida ruiner eller de andliga skatterna i Vatikanstaten. Smutta på aperitivo före middagen eller ännu bättre, hoppa in i köket hemma hos en lokal kock för en praktisk lektion i la cucina romana. Kvällarna i den här romantiska huvudstaden tillbringas kanske bäst på Teatro dell’Opera eller genom att vandra längs dess många sprudlande piazzor.

The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
A narrow street in Rome, Italy
The Altare della Patria in Rome, Italy

Tillbringa eftermiddagen genom att vandra bland Roms forntida ruiner eller de andliga skatterna i Vatikanstaten. Smutta på aperitivo före middagen eller ännu bättre, hoppa in i köket hemma hos en lokal kock för en praktisk lektion i la cucina romana. Kvällarna i den här romantiska huvudstaden tillbringas kanske bäst på Teatro dell’Opera eller genom att vandra längs dess många sprudlande piazzor.

The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
A narrow street in Rome, Italy
The Altare della Patria in Rome, Italy
Saker att göra

i Rom (Civitavecchia)

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

ANTIK OCH HÄPNADSVÄCKANDE

Vandra genom antika Roms hjärta. Börja vid Colosseum, en enorm arena där gladiatorerna en gång kämpade. Strosa sedan runt nötta ruiner vid Forum Romanum, förbi dess sönderfallna tempel och basilikor. Se var kejsarna levde på Palatinen och njut av en närbild av den 2 000 år gamla, välbevarade kyrkan Pantheon.

A fountain in Piazza Navona  in Italy

ÄVENTYR I KVADRAT

Strosa runt piazzorna i Rom, där var och en ger ett unikt perspektiv. Ät al fresco på Piazza Navona och gå upp för Spanska trappan på Piazza di Spagna. Vandra på kullerstensbelagda gränder i sjudande Trastevere och strosa runt Campo de’ Fioris hantverksstånd. Se till att kasta ett mynt i Fontana di Trevi för framtida lycka.

Statues in the Vatican Museum

HELIGA PLATSER

Utforska Vatikanmuseets enastående samling av gobelänger och klassiska statyer. Kliv in i Sixtinska kapellet och låt dig hänföras av Michelangelos takfresker. Gå sedan in i Peterskyrkan, en av världens största kyrkor, för att stå under dess enorma skyhöga kupol.

Pizza, pasta, and antipasta on a table in Rome

DET LOKALA KÖKET

Romare lever för att äta, oavsett om det är med familjen eller på ett utomhuskafé. För en autentisk smak av cucina romana, prova carciofi alla romana (bräserade kronärtskockor) eller spaghetti alla carbonara. Njut av panino (fyllda smörgåsar) eller italiensk pizza med tunn botten. Stilla sötsuget med en skopa gelato. Avsluta sedan kvällen med ett glas vitt vin från det omgivande Lazio-området.

Minitature models of the Colosseum and Vatican

SHOPPING

Gatustånden över hela staden är det bästa stället för souvenirer. Via Condotti erbjuder italienska designers skräddarkonst i rad. Besök ateljéerna längs med Via Margutta, eller indiska hantverkssäljare i stadsdelen Monti. Porta Portese har stadens största loppmarknad och la Rinascente, det första varuhuset.

INSIDER TIP

Konservativ klädsel (ej linnen eller shorts) krävs när man besöker Roms religiösa platser.

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