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Italy Intensive Cruise

Discover the highlights of the Italian coast and Sicily in style on this luxury cruise from the Eternal City of Rome

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10 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Sorrento
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Siracusa
  • Brindisi
  • Trieste

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Explore the stunning Italian coast and Sicily on this exciting voyage from Civitavecchia, gateway to ancient Rome.

Capture the true essence of la dolce vita during a late stay in picturesque Sorrento, before cruising to picture-postcard Amalfi, where rainbow-hued homes are stacked on the cliff side and winding roads lead you to Positano and Salerno. The next port of call is Sicily, where Mount Etna looms large and the hilltop village of Taormina offers stunning views of the island from an ancient Greco-Roman amphitheatre.

Discover one of Italy's best kept secrets, the Puglia region, during your time in Brindisi, then explore the medieval fortress city of Kotor in Montenegro. Return to Italy and the hidden gem of Ancona on the Adriatic before experiencing the mélange of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures in historic Trieste. The voyage concludes in enchanting Venice.

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Italy Intensive Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - Civitavecchia (Italy)

Embark your ship in Civitavecchia, gateway to the Eternal City of Rome.

Day 2 - Sorrento

Looking out from Sorrento is the isle of Capri. The island is divided into two main parts, Capri and Anacapri. Capri is full of Italian luxury, with designer stores and five-star hotels lining the streets, while Anacapri is slightly more down-to-earth. Take a relaxing chair lift ride to the very top of the island, as the views are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

Day 3 - Amalfi

Live it up in the land of limoncello. Perched on one of the world's most stunning coastlines, Amalfi delivers a true Italian experience. Discover unique shops and galleries, take a thrilling cliffside drive, or stay close to the shore and live la dolce vita.

Day 4 - Siracusa

Classic sights like the Ortygia, Neapolis, and the Basilica of Santa Lucia are always worth a visit, but if you’re looking for something a little more offbeat, take in a puppet theatre show—a traditional form of Sicilian entertainment. The stunning Fonte Aretusa was once the source of the city’s drinking water, and now the pond and surrounding area is a scenic spot, perfect for a picnic lunch.

Day 5 - At sea

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea.

Day 6 - Brindisi

Once used by Holy Roman Emperors as a base for their Crusades to the Holy Lands, Brindisi is a hidden gem in Italy's Puglia region. With sprawling orchards and olive groves, and pink-washed Baroque towns nearby, it's the quintessential Italian experience. One must-see for history buffs is the temple of St. Giovanna—rumored to be the home of the Knights Templar.

Day 7 - Kotor (Montenegro)

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor is filled with churches, shops, bars, restaurants, and hidden piazzas. (The latter are perfect for enjoying Montenegrin wines like the red Vranac or dry white Krstač.) The entire city is surrounded by stone, both in the form of imposing Mount Saint John and by towering ancient walls, creating a cozy feeling of protection when you walk the cobblestone streets.

Day 8 - Ancona (Italy)

A beacon on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Ancona is a city steeped in over 2,400 years of history. On Azamara’s cruises to Italy, walk beneath Ancona’s towering marble Arco di Traiano, tour the Ancona Cathedral—built high above Old Town atop an ancient Roman temple—and explore millenia of human history at Marche National Archaeological Museum.

Day 9 - Trieste

Nestled up against Slovenia and at the intersection of Latin, Slavic and Germanic cultures, Trieste’s historic grandeur still captivates, from the Roman amphitheater to the city core’s array of noble buildings.

Day 10-11 - Venice

After an overnight stop, disembark your ship in Venice.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise
  • Complimentary selected beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and speciality tea and coffee
  • Shuttle service to and from ports, where available
  • Butler service for suite guests
  • Gratuities
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers - we can arrange these for you

Cruise Extensions

  • Milan and Lake Como Enjoy a 4-night pre-cruise extension, including a tour of Milan, a stay near Lake Como, a cruise on the lake, a scenic train ride from Milan to Rome, and hotel stay in Rome. Contact us for more details
  • Stay Local in Rome Enjoy a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Rome, with visit to the Vatican Museums and a city tour culminating at the famed Trevi Fountain. Contact us for more details
  • Stay Local in Rome - Extended Enjoy a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Rome, including an exploration by golf cart, a tour of the Vatican Museums and an authentic Roman dinner. Contact us for more details
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