26 September 2014
 From Monte Carlo: Gold, Azure, and Emeralds

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

And so we begin another grand tour, departing from Monte Carlo for a tour of the neighborhood ending in the port of Rome.[whohit]-Monte Carlo Embark 26Sept2014-[/whohit]

Aboard the beautiful Silver Cloud, the grand dame of the Silversea fleet, we are in rich territory. Our cruise begins in Monte Carlo, where the streets were paved with gold (and silver and bank drafts) of the high rollers at the casino.

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Inside the Casino at Monte Carlo. Photos by Corey Sandler

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The Cathedral and the Palace. Photos by Corey Sandler

From there to Cannes, the French jewel of the Côte d’Azur, the Azure Coast. Then the Italian miniature gem of Portofino and surrounding places like Camogli, one of my favorite sparklers.

We continue to Livorno, the gateway to the treasures of Florence, the tower of Pisa, and the rooftops of Lucca. And then a quick jaunt across to Olbia on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast.

The last call on this gem of a cruise is Civitavecchia, the port of Rome. Some may want to venture to the Eternal City to cast a Euro into the Trevi Fountain; make a wish and perhaps you’ll be able to purchase a villa in Monte Carlo, Cannes, Portofino, Florence, and Olbia with your lottery proceeds.

Here’s our scheduled itinerary. I hope you’ll follow along.

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