The Experience

The first settlement of the marshy islands in the lagoon was for protection from barbarian tribes that terrorized mainland farms and villages. Island living quickly led to the development of skills in handling boats, then ships. Maritime trade conducted by shrewd merchants brought great wealth, which permitted the building of palaces, churches and monuments. The city became the center of the vast Venetian empire, its name forever summoning visions of grandeur, magnificence, richness, graciousness and beauty. Although later linked to the mainland, first by a railway bridge built in 1848 and then by a motor causeway in 1930, this island city will always be considered the “Queen of the Sea.” There are no cars in Venice; all transportation is by boat or on foot along the time-worn, cobblestone streets and across some 400 bridges that span the city’s 177 canals. Enchanting Venice truly offers an atmosphere that exists nowhere else.

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Day Port Arrive Depart
0 Venice, Italy   04:00 PM
1 Ancona, Italy 07:00 AM 04:00 PM
2 Dubrovnik, Croatia TR 08:00 AM 11:00 PM
3 Kotor, Montenegro 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
3 Scenic Cruising Bay of Kotor CO    
4 Kerkira, Corfu, Greece 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
5 Crotone, Italy 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
6 Cruising Strait of Messina CO    
7 Portoferraio, Italy 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
8 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
9 Monte Carlo, Monaco 08:00 AM 11:00 PM
10 Bandol, France TR 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
11 Sete, France 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
12 Barcelona, Spain 07:00 AM

 

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