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Cruising to Venice, a cruise from Venice, it all somehow seems ... appropriate. Cars have been baished from the maze of narrow cobbled streets and the 500 ancient bridges that make up the city centre so, when in Venice, do as the Venetian's do and take a gondola ride and let this magical city glide by.
A guided tour will help you understand how this enchanting city survives, despite being built on a series of wooden poles and despite the flowing waters of the Adriatic underneath the city. World-renowned for its canals and bridges, Venice is visually stunning, thanks to its higgledy-piggledy array of palaces, churches and colourful, narrow streets.
A lovely way to spend the day is to combine a gondola and walking tour: a gondola ride is another ‘must-do’ experience, whilst the secrets and history of Venice’s ‘calli’ (streets) will be revealed to you by your knowledgeable guide.
In 2014 MSC Musica will be operating a series of classic summer cruises in the Mediterranean. From Genoa she encompasses ports and resorts as diverse as Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, the ancient city of Tunis and the lively holiday island of Palma.
You don’t have to be a cruise aficionado to realise MSC Musica is a stylish and beautifully appointed vessel. In her central foyer area you’ll discover a three-tier waterfall whilst a semi-transparent grand piano appears suspended above a pool of luminous water.