BARCELONA, SPAIN---Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is Spain's most cosmopolitan city. It is especially well known for its vitality and style, as you will see on Las Ramblas, Barcelona's main thoroughfare. The city, while boasting monuments that are Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance in style, also captivates visitors with its incredible modern architecture. Among those worthy of attention, are the works of the legendary architect Antonio Gaudí.

MARSEILLES, FRANCE---Located on the southeastern coast of France, this friendly, cosmopolitan city (France’s second largest city after Paris) affirms a 2,500 year old history dating back to ancient Greece.Enjoy the beautiful architecture and city’s natural beauty when you stride along Marseille’s main street La Canabiere lined with cafes and attractive hotels.
Popular sites to visit include Palais de Longchamp, Jardin des Vestiges, the 19th-century Notre-Dame de la Garde, Cathédrale de la Major, Le Panier and the heart of the city Vieux Port (Old Port).

SAVONA, ITALY---Best known as the home of a young Christopher Columbus, it's fitting that this town, on the coast of Italy's Ligurian Sea, was one he often wrote about in letters. You'll find plenty to write home about as well, as Savona is easy to circumnavigate by foot. On your journey, check out historical sites like the "Old Tower," Palazzo Delle Piane, and of course, the Columbus house.

CIVITAVECCHIA(ROME), ITALY---Every visitor to Rome knows there is no shortage of amazing sights to see. The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum with its lurid history and, of course, the Trevi Fountain where a tossed coin promises your return to the Eternal City. Take a walking tour of its many historical landmarks and enjoy the convivial sidewalk cafés. There is no doubt you'll learn the meaning of la dolce vita (the sweet life) when you visit Rome.

NAPLES, ITALY---Naples, located in beautiful southern Italy, is the country's third most populated city. You'll immediately feel the friendly spirit of this sunny metropolis as you sample its historic sights, fabulous shopping galleria and irresistible cuisine situated on the Bay of Naples. Mount Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast and the romantic isle of Capri's famous Blue Grotto are just a short drive from the city.

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA---This magnificent walled city on the blue Adriatic Sea is an architectual wonder. As a centuries-old trading center, it once rivaled the famed Venice. Today, its amazing history is reflected in its many monuments and museums. You'll find it exhilirating to explore the man-made treasures such as Old Town and the city's famous wall, but don't miss such natural pleasures as the nearby beaches.

VENICE, ITALY---No city in the world is as dazzlingly different as Venice, a seaport built on more than 100 islands. In this magnificent Renaissance realm of canals, bridges and merchants on the Adriatic, gondoliers stand up to sing while they row. Even the buses are boats! You'll never forget the thrill of your first magical moments in St. Mark's Square or being part of the aquatic parade that never ends along the Grand Canal.

MESSINA,SICILY, ITALY---This busy seaport, on the Strait of Messina, has a colorful history that includes occupation by the Arabs in the 9th century A.D. and an insurrection against the Bourbons in the late 1700s. Today this charming city entices tourists with its historical settings, including a museum with works by Caravaggio. Messina also serves as the gateway to Taormina where visitors can experience amazing views of snowcapped Mount Etna.