After Florence and Venice, Steve and I embarked on our East Mediterranean cruise on board MSC Sinfonia. The cruise took us from Venice in Italy to Split in Croatia, Santorini in Greece, Dubrovnik, Ancona and back to Venice. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to Mykonos.
I really outdid myself this year. Barcelona? Check. Venice? Check. Amsterdam? Check. Dubrovnik? Check. I visited three of the most often named destinations suffering from mass tourism.
After Florence and Venice, Steve and I embarked on our East Mediterranean cruise on board MSC Sinfonia. The cruise took us from Venice in Italy to Split in Croatia, Santorini and Mykonos in Greece, Dubrovnik, Ancona and back to Venice.
Before Steve and I were to check-in on board MSC Sinfonia for an East Mediterranean cruise, we had half a day in Venice, Italy. We maximised our time.
Steve and I stayed one night in Venice. We chose Hotel Casanova near Piazza San Marco.
After Florence, Steve and I travelled to Venice by train. We chose the Frecciarossa (‘Red Arrow’) by Trenitalia and we booked business executive seats.
Night trains, sleeper trains, sleepers. Call them what you want. Danny and I love night trains. So when Vanessa from Nessacityblog offered to lend me ‘Night Trains, The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper‘ by Andrew Martin, I didn’t refuse.
After a wonderful cruising experience, we had one last night in Venice. This time we stayed at Aquavenice, located on an different island to our previoud hotel stay at Villa Rosa. The hotel was run by the Lovely Elena and here sister. The building was very anonymous from the outside with only a front door…
As I live by the motto, better safe than sorry and I would like to see Venice I booked an extra night in Venice before we embarked on our cruise. For this night we selected the Hotel Villa Rosa, located on the same island as the main railway station meaning it had easy acces to…
To be able to embark on our Celebrity cruise towards the Greek Isles from Venice we had to make our way over there, the obvious choice beeing the direct flight from Brussels to Venice on Brussels Airlines.