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LeLyrial - Guests

From The French Riviera To Italian Shores

Nice - Civitavecchia (Rome)

Board Le Lyrial for a 7-day cruise to discover the wonders of the French and Italian shores. Departing from the Côte d’Azur, enjoy a taste of la dolce vita.

Setting sail from Nice, your ship will make its way to Calvi, at the heart of the Balagne region on the Isle of Beauty, Corsica. Between steep peaks and sublime beaches with turquoise waters, you will experience a wild and authentic Corsica.

You will sail on to Portofino. Built in a natural harbour protected by a pine forest, it is a picturesque and lively port that has successfully retained its authenticity and traditions.

Your cruise will continue along the Tuscan shoreline to Livorno, a port city famous for its Renaissance fortifications. The Little Venice district, as it is known, offers a picturesque setting in which to enjoy fish and seafood.

You will then stop at Portoferraio, a small corner of paradise on the island of Elba, where Napoleon spend many days in exile, before sailing on to Porto Santo Stefano, a town built along a hillside and surrounded by a 17th century fortress.

You will continue to sail along the Italian coast to Civitavecchia, the final stop on your trip to these lands brimming with history.



 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A cruise from Nice to Civitavecchia (Rome) via Corsica, the Italian Riviera and Tuscany.
  • Discover Calvi and its citadel on the Isle of Beauty (Corsica).
  • Visiting Portofino, a quiet fishing village with colourful houses.
  • The island of Elba and Portoferraio, where Napoleon was exiled.
  • Porto Santo Stefano, a small confidential port on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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ITINERARY


4 MAY 2023 - NICE

Embarkation 04/05/2023 from 16:00 to 17:00
Departure 04/05/2023 at 19:00


Capital of the Cote d’Azur, Nice is surrounded by an amphitheatre of hills and mountains that protects it from the wind. You will probably want to explore the Promenade des Anglais, where you can sit on one of the famous blue chairs laid out opposite the baie des Anges. The Château hill is also a very pleasent place to walk. This is the entrance to the old city, with its bustling markets and regional products along the main street, the Cours Saleya.

5 MAY 2023 - CALVI, CORSICA

Arrival 05/05/2023 midday
Departure 05/05/2023 late afternoon

Nestled on a rocky spur in the north-west of Corsica, the port of Calvi offers its whiteness between two sapphire-coloured bays. Capital of the Balagne region, the Genoese city benefits from an exceptional natural setting between the abrupt relief of the central chain, fertile hills and long sandy beaches. From the promontory of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Serra chapel, built in the 19th century on the ruins of a 15th century sanctuary, you will not miss the sublime panorama of the seaside, the mountains and the Calvi citadel. A little further west, you will have the opportunity to discover with the peninsula of Revelatta, a wilder and more preserved part of Corsica.

6 MAY 2023 - PORTOFINO

Arrival 06/05/2023 early morning
Departure 06/05/2023 late evening

Close to the Cinque Terre, Portofino is the jewel of the Ligurian Riviera. This "small village that stretches like a half moon around a silent basin", described by Guy de Maupassant, is today a pretty, lively little port that has managed to preserve the authenticity of its maritime traditions, which have been recognised since Ancient times. Built in the hollow of a small natural cove sheltered by the pine forest, the village is at the heart of a protected maritime reserve. The shimmering colours of its house fronts and the exceptional location of this village have inspired many authors and artists. You will also see the Portofino lighthouse, immaculate in its green setting. Perched on the Punta del Capo, it watches over the peninsula and its postcard setting.

7 MAY 2023 - LIVORNO

Arrival 07/05/2023 early morning
Departure 07/05/2023 evening

On the ligurian coast, Livorno invites us to Tuscany, a charming region offering archaeological vestiges, Renaissance treasures, undulating landscapes and a pleasant way of life. When the Medicis arrived in the 16th century they developed the city, which became one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean. Cosmopolitan and multireligious, Livorno has welcomed many immigrants and is a wonderful example of cultural diversity. Built during that period, Fortezza Vecchia and Fortezza Nuova attest to the city’s power. At the foot of the new fort, Nuova Venezia is an enchanting district with small canals and streets to stroll along to discover a few architectural treasures, such as the magnificent Santa Caterina da Siena church in the Tuscan baroque style.

8 MAY 2023 - PORTOFERRAIO, ELBA

Arrival 08/05/2023 early morning
Departure 08/05/2023 late afternoon

In the elbow of a creek on the northern coastline of Elba Island, a small corner of paradise awaits in the form of Portoferraio. As you approach its coastlines, you will make out the powerful and majestic contours of its Medici fortresses. Napoleon Bonaparte spent many of his 300 days in exile here. The Palazzina dei Mulini, his first imperial residence, whose gardens offer outstanding views of the sea, is a must-see. Historical treasures are followed by another kind of treasure, namely white sand beaches, and equally tempting local specialities including gurguglione and rice with cuttlefish ink.

9 MAY 2023 - PORTO SANTO STEFANO

Arrival 09/05/2023 early morning
Departure 09/05/2023 late afternoon

In Southern Tuscany, Porto Santo Stefano, a charming seaside resort located on the Monte Argentario peninsula, is renowned for its enchanting setting. Nestling on the side of a hill, the small town offers beautiful sandy beaches with crystal-clear water and a picturesque town centre. Stroll around its steep alleyways lined with coloured houses and discover La Rocca, a Spanish fortress built in the 17th century to protect the town against pirate attacks. There, you can enjoy a stunning view over the port and the Gulf of Talamone.

10 MAY 2023 - CIVITAVECCHIA (ROME)

Arrival 10/05/2023 early morning
Disembarkation 10/05/2023 at 08:00

Built on an Etruscan site, between the Tyrrhenian sea and the Monti della Tolfa, Civitavecchia respires the dolce vita. This very modern and easy going town combines art and history with panache. You can also visit superb historical sites like Fort Michelangelo or the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi. Just 80 kilometres from Rome, the town is a beautiful first step to the Italian capital.

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