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Blue seas, incredible history, mesmerizing cities, tasty cuisine, aged wine, and excellent weather are just a few reasons people travel the Mediterranean. This vast sea features many incredible ports and world travelers shouldn’t miss these three must-sees of the Mediterranean.
1. The Leaning Tower of Pisa - You’ll travel through the fragrant countryside of Tuscany to visit this famous bell tower. As you approach, you enter the beautiful and historic Campo dei Miracoli (Miracle Square), one of the most breathtaking spaces in the world. Enjoy the 13th-century cathedral, with its Tuscan-Romanesque facade and Muslim-inspired interior. Then see the Baptistery, built between 1153 and 1278. Finally, visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where Galileo conducted his gravity experiments.
2. Medieval Village of Eze - This historic castle stands on rocky peak in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The tiny village offers a chance to spot celebrities, plus a fantastic blend of beauty and history, leisure and entertainment. Enjoy the city’s deluxe casinos and entertainment at night; during the day immerse yourself in the old word through the village’s art and architecture. Don’t forget a stop at Palais du Prince, home to the royal family. The changing of the guard occurs once each day.
3. La Sagrada Família - Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece (estimated completion 2026) is a sight to behold in stunning Barcelona, Spain. Discover the medieval in the Gothic Quarter; then stroll through the modern and distinctive boulevards. The most profound examples of Modernisme are found here in La Sagrada Família as well as Park Güell and Casa Milà. Art lovers rejoice at the Picasso Museum and the Miro Foundation. Those more fond of the art of dance can take in a local flamenco show.
Many cruise lines and tour operators offer amazing Mediterranean itineraries with stops in these ports and more. Ask Chris which one is best for you!