Journey to the Capital of the World
Your Somma Cruise begins where all roads lead: Rome (Port of Civitavecchia). The Eternal City breathes history at every corner. As you explore the historic route, unveil hidden views and uncover the Renaissance splendors, you'll be transported to a bygone era. Let the grandeur of Rome's ancient landmarks and the indulgence of its legendary culinary scene leave an indelible mark on your senses.r
"Rome is a majestic, imposing city that seems to speak of eternity. There is something eternal about Rome, something that is not found anywhere else in the world. Rome has a soul and a spirit that is larger than life itself."
— Giacomo Leopardi
Rome is a city with over 2,500 years of history, ranging from the magnificence of the Roman Empire to the majesty of the Vatican. The city is filled with iconic landmarks, epic experiences and phenomenal food, making it a perfect spot to start our Somma cruise.
Step back in time as you visit the magnificent Colosseum, a testament to the grandeur of the Roman Empire. Inaugurated in 80 AD, this awe-inspiring amphitheater could accommodate up to 50,000 spectators while hosting thrilling battles and exhibition games. The Colosseum is one of the most iconic symbols of Rome and one of the most impressive monuments of ancient culture. Today, it's a must-see destination to witness for yourself, and a testament to the engineering and architectural prowess of the Roman Empire.
The Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous and breathtaking artistic masterpieces in the world. It was painted by Michelangelo over a period of four years and features intricate frescoes that cover the ceiling and walls. One of the most iconic paintings in the chapel is the fresco of "The Creation of Adam", where God and Adam reach out towards each other. Seeing this in-person will stop you in your tracks.
The Roman Forum offers a glimpse into the heart of ancient Rome. This vibrant center was the epicenter of city life and politics, hosting local celebrations, rituals, and the funerals of esteemed members of society. Stroll along Via dei Fori Imperiali and immerse yourself in the legacy of this once-mighty civilization.
The Vatican is the center of the Catholic faith and home to St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world. The basilica's magnificent dome rises above Vatican City and inside, visitors can admire Michelangelo's Pietà sculpture and the stunning frescoes and mosaics that adorn the walls.
Explore the magnificent Castel Sant'Angelo, a circular 2nd-century castle housing Renaissance apartments adorned with exquisite furniture and paintings. Step into the world of Leonardo da Vinci at the Museum Leonardo Da Vinci Experience, featuring remarkable exhibitions showcasing his multi-disciplinary talent through model flying machines and copies of his famed paintings.
Rome is a city that profoundly speaks to my spirit. When I envisioned the Somma Cruise, there was no doubt in my mind that Rome had to bookend the other amazing destinations for Italia. As a musician, I am constantly seeking inspiration, and Rome offers such abundance… from the majestic Colosseum, standing tall as a symbol of ancient grandeur, to the Trevi Fountain, each moment in Rome is like a symphony for the senses. And don’t get me started about the cuisine! You simply can’t find a bad meal in Roma.
Join us for a trip of a lifetime
Set sail with Somma Italia and discover the ultimate in relaxation and adventure. With amazing cuisine, breathtaking views, luxurious accommodations, and world-class entertainment, it's the perfect way to experience the beauty of Italy.