Visit historic sites, try amazing food!
History is there whichever way you turn; it is impossible to do everything in just one visit, which is a great excuse to keep coming back.
This is a certainty if you throw three coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Well according to the song anyway!
Rome is one of the few cities in the world that blows your mind with the number of historic sites all within a few square miles.
Examine the Colosseum where the gladiators fought to the death in front of a blood thirsty audience of senators and romans.
Stand in St Peter’s Square and take in the exterior view of the Vatican, if you are lucky enough to visit on a Wednesday, you may even see His Holiness himself as he gives his mid week address.
Check out our information on Rome to make the most of your short time in the city.
One of the most popular ports that the cruise ships call at when on a Mediterranean Cruise is Livorno, giving access to some of the most beautiful Italian countryside through Tuscany.
Check out Florence and Pisa from Livorno (courtesy of Cunard)
If you can survive the chaotic streets and insane drivers of Naples, you can find hidden treasures within the city, however the real treasures are just a short journey by train with superb views of Mount Vesuvius. Visit the historic sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, whose occupants were frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.