Port highlights



Whether you are in La Rambla, with crowds of people and performance artists, in the medieval Gothic Quarter Gothico with narrow alleys, arcades, boutiques and bars, you will feel a totally different atmosphere. Barcelona is also known for - and largely influenced by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi y Coronet, behind some of the city's famous buildings and parks, such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. More about him, architecture and buildings in a separate section. Barcelona also boasts the top shopping and more than four kilometers of beautiful beaches, right at the center, plus a wealth of exciting and lively tapas bars. What more can you ask of a European city?





Sun, swimming and shopping in Marseille, Provence in France.

They are several sandy beaches, pebble beaches and rocky coves, located just a few minutes from the port and the center of Marseilles. Badeparken Prado near the center has large lawns and good conditions for children. Both east and west from Marseille will find beautiful white cliffs interrupted by small coves with sandy or rocky beaches and small harbors. This scenic area is a paradise for climbers, divers and hikers. Everywhere in Marseille will find sidewalk cafes and restaurants where you can sit down to enjoy a refreshing drink or a small meal. Marseilles is famous for its vast supply of shellfish and fish, and in the port area contains some of the best restaurants for seafood. The city is large and has similar shopping.





Many have fallen in love Villefrance, lovely and charming little port, anchorage for the elegant cruisskipene and a draw for tourists. Located just a short drive from Nice. But contrary to Nice and other cities located on the Mediterranean, it is a quiet town, here's the little clubs, speed and excitement. In Villafrance you can enjoy your holiday without being awakened at night by noisy tourists.





Nice has some of the finest urban environments in Europe. An idyllic and pleasant old town, a busy and colorful port area, and in between lies the rock "Le Chateau", which in ancient Nice was the place where the Greeks founded the city in the 300s BC. When called Nice Nikei, after winning the god Nike. "Le Chateau" is a somewhat misleading name - the castle that was here was demolished around 1700 - Today it is a park here with a small waterfall, restaurants and cafes and a stunning view in all directions.





Florence and the Renaissance - the rebirth

A new direction in art and architecture originated around the year 1400, namely the Renaissance. The word renaissance means "rebirth". The special feature of this period was that now began to consider the ancient classical values, and not least was aware of the great philosophers' thoughts. The writings of Plato, Aristotle and other oldtidsfilosofer was rediscovered. Their ideas had a great influence and became fuel for the Renaissance development. Now was humanism, reason and knowledge appreciated, God and the church absolute power was put to the test. Suddenly, the man and the artist at the center.






Rome – the Eternal City

Around almost every corner you can suddenly be faced columns from ancient times, or a completely fenced block as "missing" - where you can look down on the 2000 year old Roma in contemporary ground level, and remains of ancient buildings. Rome is also so full of churches from the early centuries and throughout architectural history, you almost need a degree in art history to catch everything and understand what you see. Not to mention all the museums. We will through this website try to guide you through some of the main sights in the different districts, especially the Vatican. The bridges over the Tiber is a story in itself. The oldest of them, the Ponte Fabricio, is amazing enough from year 62 BCE and is still in use. Note also all the fountains - Roman fascination with water throughout the ages have been expressed among other things in great fountains






Civitavecchia, city in Italy, Lazio, 60 km northwest of Rome, the Tyrrhenian sea; 50,030 inhabitants (2001). Civitavecchia is Rome's main port city and is the starting point for passenger traffic on Sardinia. Varied industry with ia manufacture of building materials, aluminum plants, oil refineries and engineering industry. Arsenal built by Bernini, and the Citadel (the Etruscan museum) built by Bramante and Michelangelo. The town and the harbor was built by Trajan as Centumcellae. 828 Arabs destroyed the city. Pope Leo 4 built a new town 13 km to the northeast, but 889 residents turned back to the old town, so named Civitavecchia ('old town'). Civitavecchia Church was the State's main port. 1849 to 1870 the city was occupied by French troops. As the fleet harbor badly damaged by air raids from 1943 to 1944.





Naples is southern Italy's greatest city, and not particularly well known of Norwegian visitors, other than from the media. Naples has loads of charm and attractions to offer its vacationers. Naples, for instance, one of the most exciting archaeological sites. Not far from Naples and the active volcano Vesuvius is the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which was covered in ash in 79 AD, after a violent volcanic eruption. However, Naples' interest does not stop with this.


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