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Italian Impressions Between Sicily, Apulia & Venice: Malta – Venice

Italian Impressions Between Sicily, Apulia & Venice: Malta – Venice

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Syracuse: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cicero once described Syracuse as “the greatest and most beautiful of the Greek cities”. Up to a million people are claimed to have lived there in antiquity. This city on the small island of Ortygia was later conquered first by the Romans, then by Arabs, Byzantines and Normans. They have left behind a unique architectural heritage: UNESCO declared Syracuse a World Heritage Site in 2005 due to its archaeological importance.

The Florence of the South: Lecce
Lecce, situated on the heel of the Italian boot in the ruggedly romantic Apulia region, is considered one of the most beautiful towns in southern Italy. Thanks to a special form of tuff stone, the town evolved into a splendid baroque city with its richly decorated facades gleaming in white and gold. In Otranto there is no better way to see out the day than with a stroll through the lively old town.

Zadar: more than 2,000 years of history
With its modern promenade, which replaced the monotonous concrete harbour wall, Zadar has been given a new lease of life. The city’s pride and joy is the unique sea organ from which the waves coax deep soft sounds. On its steps, you can relax in the evening after strolling through the fortified old town with the monumental Church of St Donatus, the square of five wells, and four medival gates.

An ancient multicultural city: Trieste
Trieste’s colourful history is reflected in its cuisine: From palatschinke to souvlaki, prosciutto to baccalà mantecato, the town has been shaped by the culinary influences of Austria, Istria and Greece. Trieste has long been considered a cultural melting pot; once a key port on the Slovenian border, it used to attract merchants from all over the world.

Trip Name
Italian Impressions Between Sicily, Apulia & Venice: Malta – Venice
Days
11
Overview
Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 105 metres Passenger Capacity: 96 Built: 2001 Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 29,600 square feet of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight. Built to accommodate 96 passengers in five star luxury, she offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble. No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 La Valletta/Malta
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Day 2 - Day 2 Syracuse/Sicily
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Day 3 - Day 3 At sea
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Day 4 - Days 4 - 5 Otranto/Italy
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Day 5 - Day 6 Dubrovnik/Croatia
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Day 6 - Day 7 Korcula/Croatia
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Day 7 - Day 8 Zadar/Croatia
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Day 8 - Day 9 Rovinj/Croatia
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Day 9 - Day 10 Trieste/Italy
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Day 10 - Day 11 Venice/Italy
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Day 11 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

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Inclusions

    • Syracuse: UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • The Florence of the South: Lecce
    • Zadar: more than 2,000 years of history
    • An ancient multicultural city: Trieste

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