Cruise the sparkling turquoise waters and evocative coastlines of the Italian, French, and Spanish Rivieras and explore the dynamic history, art, and culture of the region. 

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 The seaside town of Vernazza, one of the Cinqueterre villages  Bonifacio, Corsica  The famous Duomo or cathedral in Florence, featuring the campanile, Baptistery, and Brunelleschi's Dome  Michelangelo's <i>David</i>, the centerpiece of the Accademia. Credit: John Kellerman/Alamy  The legendary tower of Pisa  The village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera  The village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera  The Rock of Monte Carlo with the Prince's Palace   The quintessential medieval town of Carcassonne  The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain

From Rome to Barcelona Aboard the 220-guest Le Lyrial

9 days from $4,895

Cruise the sparkling turquoise waters and evocative coastlines of the Italian, French, and Spanish Rivieras and explore the dynamic history, art, and culture of the region. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Sep 26 - Oct 4, 2018 Departure
Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano is a specialist in the history of medieval and Renaissance Europe and the Mediterranean.  The Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History emeritus at Syracuse University, he is the author of dozens of articles and five books including The Likeness of Venice:  A Life of Doge Francesco Foscari, 1373-1457 and Markets and Marketplaces in Medieval Italy, both published by Yale University Press.  He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.  He is currently writing, for Oxford University Press, a history of Venice from the city’s origins to the present day.

May 29 - Jun 6, 2019 Departure
Joanne Ferraro

Joanne Ferraro

Joanne Ferraro (PhD UCLA) is the Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History at San Diego State University.  Her courses cover the ancient Greek and Roman world as well as medieval, Renaissance, and early modern Europe. She is especially interested in Europe’s cross-cultural and global connections with greater Asia and the Americas. 

Joanne has published books with Cambridge, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins university presses with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. She is the author of the widely acclaimed Venice: History of the Floating City (Cambridge, 2012). She is also the series editor for Bloomsbury Academic’s six- volume Cultural History of Marriage from Antiquity to the Present.  Joanne has lived in Europe for extensive periods and has taught European history for 34 years.