Why choose Rome

In Rome, ancient history whispers through every cobblestone, a city where emperors once roamed and gladiators fought for glory. The Mediterranean climate bathes its iconic landmarks in golden sunlight, inviting exploration of timeless treasures like the majestic Colosseum and the grandeur of the Vatican City. Away from tourist hubs, authentic experiences await, from savoring traditional Roman cuisine in quaint trattorias to wandering through charming piazzas where locals gather. As the capital of Italy, Rome stands as a testament to the country's rich heritage and cultural legacy, offering cruisegoers a glimpse into the heart and soul of this storied nation.

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Central to world tourism, Rome boasts more than 10 million visitors annually. While influencers capture its iconic sights, there's a trove of lesser-known marvels waiting to be discovered. From the enigmatic Catacombs of Domitilla to the charming cobblestone streets of Trastevere, Rome reveals layers of history beyond its famed landmarks. The world admires its enduring influence on art, architecture, and governance, evident in replicas worldwide. Yet, Rome's allure lies in its ability to enchant and surprise, offering a timeless journey through the annals of civilization for those willing to explore beyond the beaten path.

Picture yourself savoring a sumptuous plate of Cacio e Pepe, where al dente pasta is tossed with pecorino romano cheese and freshly ground black pepper, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. Rome's cuisine is a culinary adventure like no other, featuring exquisite ingredients sourced from the lush countryside and Mediterranean coast. From the tangy supplì to the savory porchetta, each dish tells a story of tradition and innovation, inviting you to indulge in a gastronomic journey through Italy's culinary heritage. Don't hesitate to explore the local trattorias and markets for a taste of authentic Roman cuisine.

Cruise lines navigate the azure waters of the Mediterranean, offering voyagers an enchanting passage to iconic destinations like Rome. Shore excursions beckon with historical marvels such as the Colosseum, where gladiators once clashed in epic battles, and the Vatican City, home to Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Delve into the ancient ruins of Pompeii, frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Wander the cobbled streets of quaint coastal villages, where famed explorers like Christopher Columbus once roamed. Whether exploring ancient ruins or savoring local delicacies, each port of call promises an unforgettable journey through Italy's storied past.