By Rick Steves
You could anticipate Rick Steves to inform you what you really want to know while cruising the Mediterranean.
In this advisor, Rick Steves specializes in many of the grandest points of interest in Europe. As constantly, he has a plan that will help you have a significant cultural adventure whereas you’re there—even with quite a few hours in port.
Inside you'll locate one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or close to the main Mediterranean ports of name, including:
Barcelona, Marseille, Toulon, great, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and MonacoFlorence, Rome, Naples, and VeniceDubrovnik, break up, Athens, Mykonos, and SantoriniIstanbul and Ephesus
Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports explains the way to get into city from the cruise terminal, stocks sightseeing counsel, and contains self-guided walks and excursions. You'll study which locations are top for an excursion—and you can optimistically stopover at by yourself. You'll additionally get tips about reserving a cruise, plus tricks for saving money and time at the send and in port.
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During the Fascist era, Mussolini exploited the island’s coal in an attempt to make Italy self-sufficient. Today, after years of decline, the industrial buildings of the Sulcis and Iglesiente areas are being converted into tourist attractions with mines and museums to visit. The area’s natural beauty merges with the 19th-century mining buildings, which look like Gothic castles among the maquis. The island’s capital, Cagliari, was founded by Phoenician sailors, but it was the Aragonese who left the most enduring mark.
However, Roman civilization gave the island a network of roads, as well as baths, temples, aqueducts and amphitheatres. Gold Bracelet Decorated with palmettes, lotus flowers and a scarab beetle, this bracelet came from Tharros (pp132–3). This shape of nose is typical of the Phoenicians. Glass Vase and Perfume Bottle In Roman times glass was used to make ornamental vessels as well as practical objects like cups, bowls and bottles. Numerous glass pieces have been found in burial grounds and examples can be seen in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Cagliari (p58).
At least 170 species have been identified here, which is one-third of the entire bird population of Europe. Between August and March, flamingoes attract dozens of naturalists. Since 1993 these creatures have begun once again to nest along the banks of the Molentargius marsh. A Naturalist’s Paradise In autumn the marshes are filled with migratory birds and are a favourite with bird-watchers. 13 0 1 13 The Saltworks Of the numerous saltworks that once operated around Cagliari, only those in the Macchiareddu industrial area are still active.
Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports by Rick Steves