Genoa — Rome (Civitavecchia)Startharbour: Genoa
Boarding after: 24.10.2015 00:00
Departure: 24.10.2015 17:00
Port of destination: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Arrival: 01.11.2015 13:00
Days on board: 9
Incredible Italian adventures
Genoa — La Spezia (?) — Livorno (marina Cala de’ Medici) — Elba — Rome (Civitavecchia)
Suggested donation towards journey expenses is 490 euro.
The Russian “Shtandart” at the homeland of ancient Romans – has Peter the Great ever dreamed about that? And we’ll come there to achieve our dreams and to touch living history and centuries-old traditions. Our mediterranean winter voyage is going on!
Let’s start our Italian holidays in the north-western part of the heel of Italy, in the city of Genoa which is significant to every sea dog. Сapital of picturesque Liguria is a famous seaport that remains one of the key harbours in Europe.
This important junction of Mediterranean trade routes, collegial city and a centre of shipbuilding, last 10 years Genoa has been keeping another honorable status – the European Capital of Culture. The Genoese have a lot to be proud of, and we have a lot to visit and to compare.
At start of this adventure let’s take pictures by the most known symbol of Genoa – the ancient lighthouse simply called by natives ’Lanterna’. Then some of us will undoubtedly make faces before numerous mirrors of Spinola palace. But then we’ll remember that we’re sailors but not “all included” tourists, cast off the lines and sail southward. The newcomers will learn how to work with sails and ropes and get acquainted with our life aboard.
Our destination at start will be Livorno. It is another important Italian port and the birthplace of an Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. Every sailor will find here the ’dolce vita’ of beautiful Toscana.
After “plundering” of the town we set sails towards the most mystical part of our voyage. We’ll pass by the island Monte-Christo, famed by Alexander Dumas. The former monks’ refuge, as well as a nest for pirates and black rats, the uninhabited island is now a conservancy area. Mooring is unfortunately not allowed here. So we’ll feast eyes on a landscape from our ship and take some epic pictures.
The final port of the passage is the ancient Civitavecchia, the sea port of the modern Rome. There we’ll see the ruins of the old harbour that was constructed by the Emperor Trajan at the beginning of the 2nd century. This is really worth seeing and thinking about.
The distance between start and finish is about 200 nautical miles long and will last one week. Sail with us, join the adventure!
Welcome to join us!