Italy is a beautiful country full of history, stunning landscapes and passionate people, and with over 4,000 miles of coastland one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways of seeing the country is with a Italian Cruise.

Most Italian cruises depart from one of the several major ports in Italy itself such as Civitavecchia in Rome, so you will need to fly out from the UK first before you can board. If you want to go on one of the longer cruise coast to coats cruises you may be restricted to departing from ports like Genoa on the Ligurian Peninsula.

A typical cruise will combine a mixture of culture and outstanding scenery and will give you the opportunity to visit some of the Italy’s beautiful little coastal villages and towns that are far from the main tourist routes. Most of Italy is a mixture of stunning sandy beaches and rocky headlands, and you will also be able to visit some of the beautiful islands such as Elba, Sardinia, and the Aeolian islands.

As well as the remote locations the cruises will stop in at some of Italy’s most historic cities, such as the classic Renaissance metropolis of Florence. There will also be the chance to visit key tourist hotspots such as the Coliseum in Rome and the leaning tower of Pisa as part of the daily shore excursions. For those that take the longer cruise leaving from the Ligurian Peninsula, the romantic city of Venice will be the final port of call, and you will have the opportunity to see the impressive classical architecture and take a ride on one of the famous gondolas through the intricate waterways.

Italy is a truly wonderful destination, with so many different things to see and do and an Italian cruise is a relaxing and special way to visit and see all the sights, making for a truly memorable holiday.

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