Island-Hopping in the Mediterranean
Food & Drink, Wellness, Culture
20 July 2018
What could be more alluring than island-hopping across the jewels of the Mediterranean, starting in Barcelona and ending in the splendour of Rome’s Hotel de Russie? With our prestigious partnership with the illustrious Silversea cruises, Rocco Forte Hotels guests can embark on a luxurious adventure on land and sea.
Setting sail from Barcelona, you’ll leave behind the vibrant city’s unmistakable Gaudi architecture and arrive on the scenic Balearic island of Menorca. Dropping anchor at its charming capital Mahón, you can spend the day ambling round its narrow lanes and pretty Georgian buildings.
Working your way east, your next port of call is Alghero, Sardinia. Explore the nearby medieval town of Castelsardo, visit a nearby winery and sip local vintages, or simply discover Alghero’s beauty on foot. Back on board, continue to sail round Sardinia’s rugged coastline to Cagliari, at its southernmost tip. Here, you can take an archaeological excursion around its ancient sites or head out in a 4x4 to discover its pristine natural landscapes.
Onwards to Sicily, where you’ll alight at the point Peter of Aragon landed in 1282, at the scenic harbour of Trapani. Take advantage of your position at the gateway to this island and head to the capital, Palermo. In partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, your opera-inspired cruise will take you to its resplendent Opera House.
After, setting off for mainland Italy, you’ll spot the charming coloured buildings of Sorrento as they come into view on your approach.
Lastly, dropping anchor at Civitavecchia, you’ll be chauffeured to your final destination in Rome—Hotel de Russie. Toast your trip with a refreshing glass of Champagne in the historic hotel’s enchanting Secret Garden before unwinding in the comfort and luxury or your room or suite.
With our partnership with Silversea cruises, you can start or end your European journey in London or Rome with an unforgettable stay at Brown’s Hotel or Hotel de Russie.