video
Sicily has over a hundred tours, but only one Godfather. The island is huge. Giardini Naxos, between Cape Taormina and Cape Schisò was a quiet fishing village, but has recently become a popular seaside resort. Taormina sits in the hills and can be easily accessed by bus. Naxos was founded in 735 BC, by Greek colonists from Chalcis in Euboea. The temple of...
It is an easy port to walk round. Monaco is actually smaller than Central Park in the USA. If about 6 modern cruise ships pulled up on the same day they could double the population of about 38,000. The Grand Prix is always the week after the Cannes Film Festival, because many of the film buyers and sellers work the film...
video
When you know Rome really well it is fair to say it is an easy city to walk round, and it's not huge. You could almost do it in a suit of armour! But if you do not know it, or are not to good at walking a lot in crowds on sometimes uneven ground, then the bus tour...
video
Rome - Angels and Demons is a great way to see Rome, having first refreshed your memory by watching the Ron Howard film of the Dan Brown book before you go. Sadly Tom Hanks will not be running around for you but the guide will bring the book and film to life. And please, do not confuse this with...
video
P&O Ventura managed to visit Pizzafest in 2017. If you went join the chat. Click on the picture. Pizza Village is before, Pizzafest is after school holidays Pizza Village is where the Pizza world Championship is held. It is a free event featuring pizza demonstrations and exhibits on the waterfront of Naples. It is huge with much partying for a whole week, the third...
video
The walk from King Vittorio's Monument to the Colosseum passes by many ruins. The walkway is charming in the summer and normally full of street performers. It is a paved way that is rather like a promenade and a peaceful break from Rome's busy roads. There is a skip the line option here too, and it covers a number...
video
Tweets are already flying back from the dancing ship Azura. Strictly is P&O's themed cruises, just as Holland & American have the US version called Dancing With the Stars, though this is their last year.  If you have wondered just what a Strictly cruise is, then look here, because it is one of the best cruise experience ever! This season there...
video
Between Eastern Med and Western Med routes, Palermo sits at the foot of Monte Pellgrino at the heart of a large natural harbour, offering hints of its complex history. Being Italy's capitol of Culture is well deserved because it has hosted dozens of civilisations:- Arab, Greek, Roman, Norman, Carthaginians, Goths, the Byzantine Empire and the Spanish have all left a...
video
Rome is a great weekend away or a wonderfully busy day from a cruise ship stopping at Civitavecchia. The train in is quite easy but we cannot stress enough two things, one, you MUST VALIDATE your purchased train ticket before getting on the train. Secondly, give yourself time to get back. I guess there is a third tip which...
video
It is normal to arrive around 8am and re-board by 1630hrs from a ship. https://youtu.be/nPUPNxVMClo Cartagena is located in the Region of Murcia and is very often on a Mediterranean cruise. It is an important Naval Port as well as the gateway to Murcia. It has been inhabited for two millennium, and the town was know as Mastia and was one of...