You’ll experience an abundance of history and culture. And each day will deliver a new bay or village 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!
Family time! What a great part of the world for all ages to relax and have fun than while following the north shore exploring its beaches, lagoons and clear blue water, and having a unique view on hidden treasures. 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, Our tender will bring you to your home for the next week, the New Horizons. It is waiting for you at the sea in front of the beautifully preserved ruins of Ostia Antica that lie twenty miles from Rome.
After we lift the anchor we head for Civitavecchia. This town dates back to Etruscan times. Around 100 A.D, after the Etruscans were absorbed by the Romans, Emperor Trajan built the harbor, with the goal of creating a port for Rome. He gave it the name Centum Cellae. You can easily visit its centre on foot. Amongst the most important monuments to visit are the Forte Michelangelo, built by Bramante in the 16th century, the ancient walls of the old port, where there is a fountain in travertine marble by Vanvitelli, and the Rock, an inexpugnable fortress that has been looming over the city and port for over a thousand years.
As we sail north, we leave Lazio and enter the region of enchanting Tuscany. Orbetello has a truly unique geographic position: it’s actually a strip of land in the middle of the lagoon (bearing the same name) in southern Tuscany. Famous for its beautiful long beaches and bay, its surrounding areas have much to offer. Orbetello Lagoon is one of the most uncontaminated natural areas in Tuscany, therefore the New Horizons cannot reach it. But it is possible to approach it by land. Orbetello is linked to Monte Argentario by a road called Diga Leopoldina, built in 1841 along an artificial embankment, which divided the lagoon into two parts.
Orbetello’s surroundings offer a wealth of characteristic places like the port of Talamone, a picturesque and lonely fishing village, gathered on a rocky promontory around an ancient fortress dating to the fifteenth century and from which you have a superb panoramic view of the coast and islands.
We sail on to a hidden treasure surrounded by the Tyrrhenian sea in Tuscany. It features wonderful beaches with crystal clear waters, and it’s called the Giglio Island (Isola del Giglio in Italian). You might have heard of the Isola del Giglio because of the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in 2012 and due to the massive wreck-lifting operation that is hitting the international headlines. But Giglio Island should be known for other reasons. Many Italians are already aware of this, but many abroad still ignore that this pearl in the Tyrrhenian Sea is an exotic paradise that hides beautiful surprises. The island is surrounded by crystalline waters with intense blue-emerald shades and a rich, lively seabed. 90% of its land is covered by wild Mediterranean vegetation, and can be explored by trekking along footpaths.
Thursday, we arrive at Talamone, a charming village, located on the southern border of the Uccellina mountain range. The origins of Talamone are very ancient. Some findings of spears and stones date back its foundation to Neolithic times. The Etruscans first, and then the Romans live on this rocky hill. Today Talamone preserves its traditional look of a fortified fishing village. The small harbour is overlooked by the imposing Aldobrandeschi fortress of the 13th century. The fortress was abandoned and destroyed many times over the centuries. In the late 16th century, the Sienese rebuilt it as we see it today. It clearly stands out on top of the rocky hill over the village. The center maintains its original aspect and is characterized by narrow streets and stone houses.
You’ll have the whole Friday of the cruise to relax on board, go to one of to the beaches or discover enchanting Talamone as we can bring you ashore with the tender.
This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime!
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 magnificent coast of Tuscany, via Punta Alba to Elba, from where we reach the beautiful French island of Corsica.
How many of the jewel islands do you want to see? Here you have it all! Fill up your senses and explore five unique islands and original Italian culture.
Heard of Tuscany? Sure you have! Seen it by sail boat? Now is your chance. Plus explore the island of Elba and discover beautiful Corsica.
Find peace and simply wonder at what you witness before you, all while following the western coastline of Italy, exploring its lagoons and clear blue water,
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