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Med cruise / Italy advice

Hi folks, my family (wife, daughters ages 8 and 6) are going on a cruise (NCL) next month leaving from Barcelona and up the Italian coast, then stopping in Cannes and Majorca. My wife and I have been to Rome and Florence before on our honeymoon about 11 years ago.

Monday is a sea day. Tuesday we stop in Naples. I am going to try to get us to Pompeii. I hear the train is also doable there. Has anyone done the train/seen Pompeii? I haven't seen it but would love to. I think my kids will benefit as well.

Wednesday we stop in Civitavecchia. It looks like we can get a train from the cruise port (Civitavecchia) to Rome a couple times an hour. Does that sound right? I booked a family friendly tour of the Colosseum and Forum for our Rome day. The tour is 2.5 hours and begins at 1:30. So I think we will go into the city, see the Trevi fountain, see the Parthenon and eat lunch. Then do this tour. I am planning to skip the Vatican tour in the interest of time and well, kids interest. Is there something else we should really really see in Rome with kids?

Thursday we stop in Livorno. We want to get to Florence. I'm not 100% sure what we'll see here, probably do a walking tour of the city and lunch.

I started planning in earnest today, any suggestions would be welcome. Ways to save money, avoid hassle, kid friendly items.

Thanks in advance!

Posted: 04/18/2017 at 5:50PM


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Med cruise / Italy advice -- Pezhoo 04/18/2017 5:50PM
  Be sure to hit Albania -- Stimp 04/19/2017 12:14PM
  And its chief export is chrome ** -- Guy Caballero 04/19/2017 12:17PM
  Pompeii... -- Guy Caballero 04/19/2017 11:34AM
  Rome... -- Guy Caballero 04/19/2017 11:27AM
  Consider Herculaneum over Pompeii -- 512Hoo 04/19/2017 09:25AM
  I'll check into that, thanks ** -- Pezhoo 04/19/2017 10:11AM
  I don't think you'll have time to see the Parthenon -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 04/18/2017 6:00PM
  Pantheon, the thing that inspired the Rotunda. ** -- Pezhoo 04/19/2017 10:09AM
  Sometimes, those exhibits travel ... -- Trigon 04/18/2017 6:17PM
  You two are in the Pantheon of snarky posters ;-) ** -- 1994Wahoo 04/18/2017 6:29PM
  ... been to the Parthenon, but not the Pantheon -- Trigon 04/18/2017 10:17PM
  Been to the Pantheon in Rome, and the Parthenon..... -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 04/19/2017 07:01AM
  Pantheon is kind of obligatory for Hoos, isn't it? -- HOOserName 04/19/2017 08:29AM
  I guess if you like first drafts :P ** -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 04/19/2017 09:31AM

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