The Vienna State Opera at Sea (8 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: Le Lyrial
Venice, Italy to Civitavecchia, Italy
Dates: 20 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018

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20 Sep 2018
Venice, Italy
6:00 PM
21 Sep 2018
Ancona, Italy
12:30 PM 6:30 PM

Situated on the promontory of Monte Conero, Ancona, the capital of the Marche region, offers visitors all the charm of a typical Italian historical city. Founded by the Greeks in 387 BC and conquered by Julius Caesar in 49 BC, Ancona has a long history that was very much shaped by its harbour, a hub attracting different populations and cultures. When your ship calls here, take the time to discover the city's many buildings, such as the cathedral dedicated to Judas Cyriacus and its façade made of white and pink marble, the Arch of Trajan that is considered to be the port's main embellishment, or the 15th-century mansion in nearby Urbino where the painter Raphael was born and raised.

22 Sep 2018
Bari, Italy
12:30 PM 6:30 PM

Extending out along a fertile plain facing the Adriatic Sea amid infinite landscapes sculpted by the water and wind, Bari bears the traces of the peoples which, over the centuries, have conquered it, settled it, or simply visited it fleetingly before making their way to faraway lands. Though its exact origins are lost among the mysteries of archaeology, the many sites here provide evidence of the town's rich past. The Saracens, Byzantines, Normans, and Swabians have left a trace here, each bringing their own cultural baggage. During your stop here, stroll along the minuscule streets in Bari Vecchia, the historic centre, where you will find small churches and monuments from bygone eras.

23 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018
Valletta, Malta
7:00 AM 6:00 PM

The whole of the Maltese capital Valetta is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and occupies a peninsula in the northeast of the island. From the Triton Fountain to Saint Elmo Fort, there are as many majestic streets as there are narrow staircase vennels to explore. The painted loggia and carved corbels on the tall houses will accompany you in your explorations, and you'll rarely be bothered by traffic. Among the city's countless monuments, you can visit Saint John's Cathedral, with its splendidly ornate gilding, the Grandmaster's Palace decorated with coats of arms and frescoes, not to mention the ramparts which have guarded the city since the 16th century. Arranged in terraces, the Barrakka Gardens will punctuate your promenade with a pleasant green floral experience.

25 Sep 2018
Catania, Italy
7:00 AM 2:00 PM

Sicily's second city Catania is dominated by the majestic silhouette of Mount Etna. Nourishing and devastating at the same time, this giant crowned with smoke rings brought about the destruction of the city at the end of the 17th century. Catania was then rebuilt in the late Baroque style, and the many monuments of this epoch have earned its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Baroque churches of the harmonious Via dei Crociferi perfectly illustrate the riches of this architectural heritage. During your stop, be sure to visit Saint Agatha Cathedral with its apses made of lava stones, and its square decorated with a Fountain of the Elephant, the animal which allegedly has the power to calm the fury of Mount Etna...

26 Sep 2018
Salerno, Italy
7:00 AM 5:30 PM
27 Sep 2018
Civitavecchia, Italy
7:30 AM
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Shore Excursions

Venice, Italy - 20 Sep 2018

Bari, Italy - 22 Sep 2018

Valletta, Malta - 24 Sep 2018

Catania, Italy - 25 Sep 2018

Salerno, Italy - 26 Sep 2018

Civitavecchia, Italy - 27 Sep 2018

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