Verona, famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." and home ‘Casa di Guiletta’ a gothic-style house with small balcony said to have inspired the legendry tail. Explore the winding lanes of the medieval old town and the Verona Arena, a huge 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances. Head to the seaside floating city of Venice and embark on your Mediterranean cruise. As you sail towards to the Catalonian capital – Barcelona, ports of interest include the Adriatic cities of Rijeka and Montenegro. Ascend the Italian Riviera and discover the historical sights of Pompeii, Rome and Florence before a day exploring the south of France.