Adriatic Coast

Rocky cliffs, sandy beaches and fishing ports that have been trading for centuries, The Adriatic Sea separates the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan Peninsula.
Cruise from the Gulf of Venice, along the Dalmatian coast, and island hop in Croatia, as verdant shorelines border crystalline waters and communities thrive just as they have since antiquity.


Walk along its centuries-old, excellently preserved stone walls for truly extraordinary views of the city. Explore its many ancient landmarks or visit the beach to enjoy the warm waters.
Approaching Dubrovnik from the sea is a spectacle in itself, with the city’s vast medieval walls appearing the same today as they did 700 years ago. From here, a warren of cobbled streets leads to the captivating Old Town, a World Heritage Site brimming with Baroque palaces and ancient stone houses, all topped with perennial terracotta tiles. 

Marvel at Rector’s Palace, St Saviour Church and Dubrovnik Cathedral, later taking a guided hike to the ramparts of Lovrijenac, the city’s iconic clifftop castle. There’s time, too, for a ride on Dubrovnik’s beloved cable car – a trip that promises one of Europe’s best coastal views.


The capital of the Veneto region is unique for being built upon 117 islands divided by hundreds of canals. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica, walk along the Ponte di Rialto and relax on the Venice Lido.
With its historical canals, grand churches, and winding streets, Venice is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. You’ll hear the serenading songs of the gondoliers and be allured by the soft aroma of freshly baked pizzas wafting through the air.

Delve into the artistry and opulence of this one-of-a-kind city, by admiring the marble palaces of Palazzo Ducale and discover the beauty of Venetian masterpieces in the Gallerie dell’Accademia. 

When it comes to local delicacies, Venice is famed for its culinary excellence from its traditional seafood pasta dishes, to the finest wines of the region, made in the surrounding vineyards of Veneto.
Venice, Italy

Piran, Slovenia

When you think of Slovenia you might think more of the white capped mountains of this mainly landlocked country.  However, a tiny sliver known as Istrian Slovenia, or the Slovene Riviera, lies on the Adriatic Coast, offering all the charm, historical archeology, tantalizing food and of course the beautiful clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.  Unlike the main cities of Llubljana and Bled, which in tourist season become highly visited, medieval Piran has a slower more authentic vibe.

Surrounded on all sides by the sea, beaches are not hard to find.  For the best vantage point of the entire town head to St. George’s Church Campanile (Bell Tower), which is actually a replica of St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice, or head to the walls of the city.  Of course smaller and less intricate than the walls of Dubrovnik, they still offer a fantastic panorama.

Piran, Slovenia

Ancona, Italy

Capital of the Marche region of Italy, Ancona enjoys superb weather and has some beautiful beaches.

The port area is where you’ll find historical buildings such as the Mole Vanvitelliana and the Arco di Traino.  In addition, there are some fantastic squares, historical monuments and museums, plus a host of fine restaurants and bars.  Located on the top of Monte Guasco in the eastern part of Ancona; the Cathedral of Saint Ciriaco is the most iconic religious structure in the city and towers above the surrounding region.  Constructed in the 11th century, this cathedral has a Romanesque design and a beautiful front façade with an ornate central door.  Furthermore there is a series of intricate red marble lions standing guard in the entrance.

Cattedrale di San Ciriaco