Discover the beauties of Italy through its ports. Visiting Italy on a cruise is an experience to try between culture, history and tradition.
One of the best ways to visit Italy is definitely on a cruise. There are many stops that the entire peninsula offers to those who decide to visit Italy on a cruise. A few steps from the sea are some of the most important Italian beauties and attractions. There are many cities you can visit on a cruise, but here are the best 5 stops to visit absolutely on a cruise in Italy.
5. Genoa and Ligurian Riviera
Genoa is the most important city on the Ligurian coast, which deserves to be visited. Genoa was one of the Italian maritime republics, and its history and culture cannot ignore its relationship with the sea.
Once docked in Genoa, you cannot help but visit Piazza del Caricamento, which overlooks the ancient port, the most famous and beautiful Aquarium in Italy, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the famous Lanterna. If you stay a couple of days, you can move from Genoa and reach Santa Margherita and the famous Portofino. It's one of the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean.
4. Civitavecchia and Rome
One of the most popular cruise destinations in Italy is undoubted: Rome. Rome on a cruise can be reached from the port of Civitavecchia by train. Historic squares, the remains of an empire and the most envied museums in the world are located just 45 minutes from the tourist port of Civitavecchia.
Before heading to the Italian capital, you can also visit Civitavecchia, which houses some testimonies of the Roman Empire and subsequent Italian history. Among the best things to see are undoubtedly the Terme Taurine, the baths of Ficoncella and the Cathedral of Civitavecchia.
Suggesting what to see in Rome in a short time is almost impossible. The Eternal City offers itineraries both for those who have already been there both for those on their first visit.
This stage will take you to see one of the seven wonders of the world, namely the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, St. Peter's Square and the Sistine Chapel.
3. Venice and its canals
Venice is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in the world and, also, maintains its appeal as a cruise port. Once in the city, you can stroll through the historic centre of the city or cross its canals by gondola.
Visit the ancient glories of one of the historic Italian cities. Do not miss Piazza San Marco with the homonymous Basilica and the bell tower, the Rialto bridge, the bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace.
If you have more time you can also visit the islands of the Venetian lagoon such as Murano, famous for its coloured glass sculptures and Burano famous for its lace.
2. The Cinque Terre and La Spezia
A view from Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is made up of five fishing villages perched on the Ligurian Riviera overlooking the sea. Once in La Spezia, you can reach this treasure of the Mediterranean in a journey of just under half an hour.
The villages are all coloured with pastel shades and are made up of winding alleys that are located along the natural slope of the La Spezia coast.
In addition to the history and tradition of the Cinque Terre, from La Spezia, you can also pay a visit to Pisa with the famous Leaning Tower and Campo dei Miracoli.
1. Naples: the pearl of the Mediterranean
Gulf of Naples
One of the last stops that we propose to you is undoubtedly Naples. One of the most beautiful cities in Italy that has made the sea one of its strengths and beauty.
Once docked in Naples, your day begins immediately with the view of the Castel Nuovo, better known as Maschio Angioino, which welcomes the city from the sea, together with the brand new Piazza Municipio, from which you can take the metro for a trip to the art stations of Naples, with the Toledo station being voted the most beautiful station in the world. You can reach the beautiful Piazza del Plebiscito and arrive on the seafront of the city where with a look towards the sea and Vesuvius, you can enjoy a delicious traditional pizza.
However, if you want to expand your borders, you can also reach destinations further away from the city. A few steps from Naples, you can get lost in two of the oldest cities in the world: Pompeii and Herculaneum, or you can take a tour of the renowned Amalfi Coast among the beauties of Positano, Sorrento and Capri.
If you want to reach these suggestive destinations, Naples offers many train and bus lines, but if you want to choose a more comfortable solution, you can contact a rental service with a personal driver. One of the best private transportation services in Naples is offered by Blu Transfer, which covers the entire province of the Campania capital, also Rome. Blu transfer collaborates with professionals with knowledge of the English language and with a good dose of cordiality.
These are the 5 best destinations to reach on a cruise in Italy, but there are many other destinations. They deserve to be visited that have not been mentioned such as Cagliari and Sardinia, Sicily with Palermo, the Island of Elba with Tuscany and the whole Adriatic coast. What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy the most beautiful Mediterranean destinations in Italy.