Mediterranean Idyll, Historic Islands & Landmark Sites
For thousands of years, wave after wave of civilizations have passed over the Mediterranean, leaving their mark on art, architecture, language, culture, and cuisine. On this exceptional voyage aboard a lovely, 26-cabin vessel with archaeologist Barbara Tsakirgis, you will visit destinations that embody the complex history of the Mediterranean: the delightful islands of Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba; as well as Pompeii and Pisa on the Italian mainland. Admire the magnificent 5 th-century B.C. Doric Greek temple at Segesta; Sardinia’s ancient, conical dwellings, emblematic of its prehistoric Nuraghic civilization, as well as its incredibly clear turquoise waters and striking rock formations; Bonifacio’s lovely medieval architecture hovering at the edge of Corsica’s soaring, seaside limestone cliffs; Pompeii, one of the world’s best examples of a Roman city, both frozen-in-time and destroyed by the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano in A.D. 79; and more.