Awaiting Your Return From Shore
Pier Information. The ship is scheduled to
dock in Civitavecchia, 90 minutes from Rome.
Shopping. Shop for beautiful Italian leather
articles, designer shoes, fashions for men and women, linens, knitwear,
silk scarves, and ties. Only department stores like Rinascente open late
afternoon on Sundays.
Cuisine. Whether your meal is at a top-rated restaurant or a
rustic trattoria, you can be sure that you will enjoy your food.
Sights Not To Be Missed:
Piazza Venezia. This square is recognized by its imposing
Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. The white marble structure was
inaugurated in 1911 as a symbol of Italyís unification.
The Forum. Today, the remains include a series of ruins,
marble fragments, isolated columns and some worn arches.
Colosseum. No visit to Rome is complete without a stop at
this awe-inspiring theater, the site of gladiatorial contests.
Trevi Fountain. A spectacular fantasy of mythical sea
creatures and cascades of splashing water. Visitors must toss a coin
into the fountain to ensure their return to Rome.
St. Peterís Square. Twin Doric colonnades topped with
statues of various saints and martyrs flank either side of the square,
created by Bernini. In the center stands an 84-foot obelisk, brought
from Egypt in 37 A.D.
St. Peter's Basilica. At the head of the square stands
Christendomís most magnificent church, which was begun in 1452 on the
site where St. Peter was buried. Throughout the following 200 years,
such Renaissance masters as Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini
worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Of special
note are Michelangeloís Pietŗ and the bronze canopy over the high
altar by Bernini. The immense dome was designed by Michelangelo.
Vatican Museum. To see this museum's immense collection
would take days. As you enter, there are special posters that plot a
choice of four color-coded itineraries. They are repeated throughout the
museum and are easy to follow. It is a good idea to pick up a leaflet at
the main entrance and concentrate on exhibits of major interest. Of
course, the Sistine Chapel is a must. Most likely you may have to
wait in line to enter.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You