A beautiful bright sunny day greeted us in Livorno site of a large port and there were six cruise ships in port including the Whisper. We can now go home having seen the leaning tower of Pisa! Only a 35 minute drive from the port to the city of Pisa where the bus parks and we walk for 20 minutes with crowds of touriticos. We were warned about pick pockets and gypsies by our guide en route. It was a great day with sunshine and almost 70 to see the site that includes three
It was a dark and rainy day the first in a very long time as we pulled into the large harbor in front on Portofino which is a very small town. We got off the ship and onto a tender and went to shore and got on a ferry bound for Rapallo. It's our favorite way to travel even though it was cloudy and cold but as bad as it looked our umbrellas only came out once for a short time. We had a walk around the old part of Rapallo and then got on the bus for Santa Margherita. The to
We pulled into the large protected bay of Villefranche in France and had out first sight of the new ship The Muse that we will be on for three days as part of our World Cruise and 120 of the 140 world cruisers elected to go. There are three ships in the harbor here, The Silver Whisper, The Aura of the Seas and The Silver Muse, made for a sight. We got on the first tender at 11:00 am and as we pulled into dock we both wondered what country we were in, France? Italy? Monaco
We may be at the gateway to Rome here in this big port that serves as the water hub of Rome but unlike most guests we didn't do anything today that involved Rome. We will be in Rome for three days at the end of our short cruise on the new ship Muse so no need to drive the two hours into Rome for a Pasta making class or other site seeing. Instead we went to another ancient city this time of Tuscania near a very large lake called Lago di Bolsena one of the largest in Italy ev
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