Disney Cruise Line will be once again be touring Europe this summer, starting in May. They will begin their itineraries in the Mediterranean, followed by cruises to northern Europe, Norway, and Iceland. My previous articles brought you glimpses of destinations in Italy, Spain, and France. Today we’ll be exploring the cities you’ll experience on a 7-Night Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona.
A great tip to get even more out of your European cruise is to add on a Adventures by Disney guided group excursion package. All of the stress of exploring new cities disappear as your meals, snacks, and water during excursions are taken care of! You are hosted by two Adventure Guides, debark early in each port, enjoy exclusive receptions and concierge service onboard and receive photos taken during your trip. Take a look here at the details of on the Adventures by Disney excursion package for the 7-night Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona HERE.
Aside from the most iconic of Rome’s monuments, the city holds numerous other breathtaking sights. These include the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Santa Maria del Popolo, San Clemente Basilica, the Arch of Constantine and Venice Square.
The more courageous of tourists will venture below ground into the labyrinthine Catacombs, where early Christians buried their dead. A more open-air experience can be had in the Roman countryside, where you can tour the fetching medieval town of Castelgandolfo, the location of the Papal Palace and Gardens where popes have summered for centuries.
Naples is one of the hottest tourist destinations in all of Europe. Visitors are transported back thousands of years when witnessing this age-old city dotted with Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance-era churches and castles. The past is inescapable—from the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, to the plethora of historical museums. Naples is also recognized as the birth place of pizza, so be sure to grab a slice before sampling gelato for a refreshing treat!
This stunning destination is situated on Italy’s west coast near the Gulf of Naples, in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. Dating back 2,800 years, Naples is among the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Originally established by Greek settlers, it became a major cultural center of the Roman Empire. Today, it is the third most populated city in Italy, with some one million residents
Iconic Cannes is located in the southeast corner of France on the Mediterranean coast. Just 30 miles from the Italian Riviera, nestled on a lovely bay and protected by the nearby Lérins Islands, this town is much more than a tourist destination.
Historically a quaint fishing village, modern-day Cannes is revered as one of the most famed cities in all Europe. Its sweeping marina views, exquisite restaurants, luxury shopping and warm weather draws visits from tourists and celebrities from around the globe. Prestigious events like the annual Cannes International Film Festival add to the rich culture and sense of pride found within the town.
Livorno is distinctive among its fellow Tuscan cities in that its origins stretch back as far as the 15th century. Its time-worn buildings and historic maritime traditions make this charming, Italian oasis a favorite vacation destination.
This port city has strong ties to the ocean and a reputation for hospitality. People of all walks of faith, heritage and beliefs have flocked to this haven for its reputed tolerance. As a result, Livorno is marked by a centuries-old, diverse culture. Local passions include boat racing, gastronomy, seafood and folklore.
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