Those who cruise to Rome and Venice expect to be awed; but, those same vacationers are often pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoy visiting some of Italy’s lesser-known ports, such as Florence, Amalfi and Sorrento.
It’s not possible to actually sail into Florence, which is located a 75-minute drive inland from the port of Livorno in northern Tuscany. After docking at Livorno, your cruise line may provide shuttle buses to Florence or tickets for the train that leaves from the Piazza Grande.
Many cruise fans have heard of the famously scenic Amalfi Coast, but may not know that the town of Amalfi is worth a visit in itself. The town, originally a summer getaway for the Roman aristocracy, is beautifully situated between sparkling water and steep mountains.