|Taken from Silver Spirit as we sailed the high seas|
The itinerary said: Board Silver Spirit in Civitavecchia, on the outskirts of Rome.
Day 2: Portofino
Day 3. Liverno with trips to Florence and Lucca
Day 4. "
Day 5 Sardinia
Day 6 Porto Mahon
Day 7 Ibiza
Day 8 Barcelona
The Silver Spirt is a luxury 5 star cruise. Elegant, gracious, spacious and understated are words used to describe living on board. We were pampered by our butler, Marlon. This 500 passenger ship has many advantages, one being it can visit ports that are unavailable to large ships.
We were disappointed to find our from Captain Mino Pontillo that due to stormy weather our landing in Portofino was to be cancelled and we were sailing on to Genoa. We did have a rough sailing on our first night and during the night, I went to our balcony and the large waves told me our Captain had made a wise decision.
Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba ("the Proud one") due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. In 2004 Genoa was named European Capital of Culture. Birthplace of Christopher Columbus and architect Renzo Piano . Genoa claims a first for blue jeans, pesto and the earliest bank of St. George founded in 1407. I plan to return and explore the architecture of Renzo Piano the museums and galleries.
Day 3 and we are on our balcony waiting to greet the port of Liverno.
Today we are going to Florence. Travel Industry Today have published my account of visiting this city. Should you wish to read please click on link.