You’ll experience an abundance of history and culture. And each day will deliver a new island to discover and explore. We make the most of your time and curiosity, without pressure of a fixed schedule. This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime. Join us on board!
During this week, you fill up your senses while following the western coastline of Italy, exploring five unique islands and their original Italian culture. The combination of this and being far away from distraction and day to day life, encourages us to find total relaxation on board of the New Horizons.
We start our cruise on Saturday in Ostia at the mouth of the Tiber River It was founded around 620 B.C. Let your imagination take you back 2,000 years to the days when this was ancient Rome’s seaport, a thriving commercial center of 60,00 people.
We lift the anchor and head for Anzio. This was a Volscian town, and the base for Coriolanus’s rebellion against Rome. Later the seaside town, called Antium, became a favourite with the emperors, who built luxurious villas and a theatre here. Nero was born in the town and the ruins of his villa can be seen along the low cliffs. Anzio took a battering during the war, and much of the town has been rebuilt since, although with the same ageing fishing-town atmosphere. The port is busy and colourful, with a view to the east of the tall buildings of Nettuno and sand dunes beyond. Trees on the slopes above town shelter large and elegant Liberty-style villas constructed for the spiritual heirs of the Roman emperors who came to holiday here.
From here we will explore five Italian islands. It’s no wonder why tourists endlessly flock around the islands of Italy. A fact celebrated across the world, Italy is a stunning gateway of culture, history and art, and a home to some of the world’s greatest figures. The country is flourishing with refreshing natural attractions and mouth-opening landscapes and architecture. Italian islands are simply astonishingly pieces of paradise— a magnetic brim of exquisiteness where one can be wholly close with nature. And truth be told, nature definitely spent a glorious time molding it into one of earth’s paradisiacal cradles.
From there we set sails for Ponza. It is the largest of the Pontine Islands, an archipelago visited more by Italians than foreign tourists. Life is simple there, unfazed by ostentation and far-removed from the dusk-til-dawn party culture of other islands in the Mediterranean Sea. This unpretentiousness is Ponza’s main appeal. Ponza feels like a secret. The island’s charm lies in its timelessness and simplicity. Expect that you will have more of those open-mouthed, wonder-struck moments while you set your foot in the majestic island of Ponza. Oftentimes dubbed as every photographer’s dreamland, Ponza is not only appreciated for its picturesque sceneries but also for its welcoming atmosphere that flows around the place and the natives. It springs jaw-dropping natural sights of caves, seas, cliffs, and abundant spawn of flora and fauna.
The next island on the horizon is Ventotene, This is a smaller island off the western coast of Italy, between Rome and Naples. Ventotene is rising like a slanting reef out of the Tyrrhenian sea. The island is thin and less than two miles long, steep and rocky on one side and sloping towards the sea on the other. Although it is reached by regular scheduled ferries, Ventotene has a remote feel and a real island character. With lots of authentic Italian atmosphere, great views and a range of activities, this is an ideal destination for getting off the beaten track and an excellent place to get away from it al.
After spending a peaceful day we head for the islands in the Bay of Naples. The volcanic outcrop of the Island of Ischia is the largest off them. It’s an intriguing concoction of sprawling spa towns, abundant gardens, buried necropolises and spectacular scenery, with forests, vineyards and picturesque small towns. Next to Ischia, lies Procida. It offers you diverse beaches that will totally satisfy your trip to the island More so, bury your eyes with the colorful houses in the vibrant village of Marina Corricella. When it comes to night time or just when the skies are about to turn pink, the entirety of the village is a definite spectacle to watch, with the lights illuminating the houses.
This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime!
After lifting the anchor at Ischia, we set sails for the last of the four islands on this cruise, Capri, already inhabited in the Palaeolithic period. The island was briefly occupied by the Greeks before Emperor Augustus made it his private playground and Tiberius retired here in AD 27. Its modern incarnation as a tourist centre dates from the early 20th century. Capri’s fabled beauty and refined hedonism has charmed them all, from Roman rulers and Russian revolutionaries to Hollywood legends. It’s the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal, a fusion of glittering grottoes and coves, Roman ruins and chichi piazzas.
Thursday evening, we arrive at Sorrento, where we drop anchor in an extraordinary area where sea and mountain, deep valleys and citrus groves plateaux alternate. There is something for everyone here. You can choose from nature and silence to culture, swims, thermal treatments and naturalistic walks. This sun-kissed town of radiates old world charm. Meander the crisscrossing, cobbled shopping alleys of the old town flush with leather goods, ceramics, limoncello and the town’s world-famous inlaid wood.
You’ll have the whole Friday of the cruise to relax on board, go to one of to the sandy beaches or discover fascinating Sorrento, as we can bring you ashore with the tender. As an alternative you might visit mount Vesuvius or the ruins of Pompei.
Saturday, the final day. The guests that stay on board for another week, say goodbye to old friends that will leave today and ahoy to the new friends that arrive for another week of discovery. This next journey will take the New Horizons along the amazing Amalfi coast direction Salerno.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the south western coastline of Italy, exploring extraordinary sites, and enjoying the enchanting views.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the western coastline of Italy, exploring intriguing sites and original Italian culture.
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