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No-Fly 2026 Grand Classical Mediterranean

Ambition 19 Feb 2026 31 nights No-Fly Cruise London Tilbury

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Itinerary: London (Tilbury) - Leixoes - Cadiz for Seville - Malaga - Palma de Mallorca (Spain) - Barcelona - Livorno - for Florence & Pisa, Italy - Civitavecchia - for Rome, Italy - Naples -.…
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No-Fly 2025 Treasures of the Mediterranean

Ambience 05 May 2025 33 nights No-Fly Cruise London Tilbury

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Itinerary: London (Tilbury) - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Lisbon - Gibraltar - La Goulette - Cagliari - Syracuse - Arrecife, Lanzarote - Corfu - Rhodes - Alexandria, for Cairo - Chania, Crete -.…
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FT. VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS
2024 Mediterranean & Adriatic Adventure

Island Princess 02 Nov 2024 16 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Civitavecchia (Rome)

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Itinerary: Rome (Civitavecchia) - Cagliari - Sicily (Palermo) - Tunis (La Goulette) - Corfu - Kotor - Dubrovnik - Salerno - Rome (Civitavecchia)
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What to see in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily's captivating capital, is a vibrant city where history, culture and culinary treasures converge. Its bustling streets and markets showcase a rich tapestry of influences, from Arabesque architecture to Byzantine mosaics. Palermo's enchanting mix of historic wonders and delectable street food beckons explorers to savour its Sicilian essence.

Sicily’s famous markets are a sight to behold, with masses of coloured tarpaulins suspended above stalls brimming with local wares. Visit the bustling streets of the Ballarò, Capo and Vucciria markets, where home-grown Sicilian staples such as olives, tomatoes, aubergines and sardines compete for the attention of hungry shoppers beside fruit, herbs and meat from the mainland. Enjoy a glass of Sicilian wine as you feast on cuisine influenced by Greek, Spanish, French, African, Arab and Italian culture, then choose a refreshing granita or warming Marsala or limoncello before you head home.

In Greek Mythology, Zeus is said to have trapped the multi-headed, fire-breathing monster Typhon under Mount Etna. These days its imposing, seasonally snow-capped peak looms over eastern Sicily, casually reminding us of its presence with the occasional smoke or lava emission. It is closely monitored and a trip to this historic island isn’t complete without learning the story of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. A trip from Palermo to its base takes around three hours, or longer if you take the scenic coastal road. Travel up its slopes by cable car from Rifugio Sapienza, enjoy armchair views from the Ferrovia Circumetnea train or visit the informative Museo Vulcanologico dell'Etna.

Palermo’s diverse architecture stems from its colourful past, meaning there’s something impressive around almost every corner. Take a trip to the UNESCO recognised, 12th century Cattedrale di Palermo, for a prime example of Sicily's unique Arab-Norman style. Visit the intricately Byzantine-mosaicked Palatine chapel of Palazzo dei Normanni which dates back to the 9th century or admire the stucco craftsmanship of Rococo sculptor Giacomo Serpotta at Oratorio di San Lorenzo. For a more macabre spectacle, explore the mummified remains of Sicily’s ancestors at the Capuchin Catacombs.


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