Magnificent landscapes with an even richer history
Many people dream of experiencing the stunning beauty of the Cinque Terre in their lifetime. Each of the five villages along the Italian Riviera coastline features centuries-old architecture, including charming churches, and are famous for wine and olive-oil production. Grand Circle Cruise Line’s italy-and-the-isles/2016?omtr_camp=disp-afar-gallery-frv" target= "_blank"> The Rivieras: France, Italy & the Isles Small Ship Cruise Tour will bring you to this famous region, where you’ll discover the villages of Monterosso and Vernazza aboard a 50-passenger small ship, which enables you to slip into these smaller ports that larger cruise ships cannot access. Along the way, you’ll also stop at the small harbor of Santa Margherita Ligure, the charming town of Portofino, the medieval character of Porto Venere, and the romance of Florence. During your explorations in a group of no more than 25, you won’t just visit these destinations, you’ll get a deeper look inside them—including a chance to explore the Carrara marble quarries, where you’ll venture underground for a closer look at the source of this famous stone used to create some of the world’s most famous sculptures, including Michelangelo’s David.