Discover Italy, Pre- or Post-Cruise

Before you board your ship, or after your cruise ends, don’t rush home. Make time to discover the grace and joy of the heart of Italy. Be inspired by one of our Authentic Itineraries or feel free to request a Custom Italy excursion.

The Art of Mystical Venice

There are secret vineyards and pristine beaches just a short boat trip from the heart of Venice. And there is the island of Murano, where glassblowing started in the 8th century. Romans took from the Byzantine Empire, and by the 1200’s Venetian glassblowing was the city’s major industry. In the 15th century, they created clear glass, and became the world’s only producer of mirrors. Today, see the original furnace and bring home some exceptional glass from Venice.