By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
Once more from Barcelona, which is not by any means an unpleasant journey.
As our cruise from Nice comes to an end, we wish departing guests safe travels and arrivederci. And we welcome aboard new friends on our next voyage from Barcelona to the port of Rome, Civitavecchia.
My wife and I are great walkers, and few cities are as walkable and pleasurable as Barcelona. We always manage to find a new place to explore, mixed in and amongst old favorites.
Today started out cold and rainy; we began our day with a pilgrimage to the Mercat de la Bouqueria, the great market of Barcelona. Don’t go there on an empty stomach…or do , and plan to eat your way through Catalonia.
Here’s some of what we saw today:
That last fish is called a reloje costa, which translates as a Coast Watch, as in a timepiece on your wrist. Can’t say that I know what do do with this fish in the kitchen, other than to keep a close eye on it at all times.
Saturday morning we will call at Porto Mahon on the Spanish island of Menorca, the middle of the three Balearic Islands. From there we head east to Alghero on the Italian island of Sardinia.
And then we return to the mainland of Europe, calling at Cannes in France, then Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco. Moving to Italy, we are due to visit Portofino and Livorno (gateway to Florence and Pisa) before concluding this cruise in Civitacecchia, the port of Rome.
I hope you’ll join me here.
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