Are you like us and you've been to Rome several times and are looking for something different? My husband and I are on the Norweigan Epic, arriving in Civitavecchia on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 and have set up a group on Shareashoreexcursion.com for an 8 passenger van with an English-speaking driver to tour the Roman countryside (catacombs and aqueducts, Lake of Albano, town of Castelgandolfo). If we fill the van, the price per person is $85E, a significant savings from the price the cruise lines charge. If you are interested, go to Share a Shore's website and search the date and group name "Ron Nagle from Tennant" to see the full details.
Also, we have also set up a group for transportation only to/from Florence from the port of Livorno on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The price per person for a full van is $56E. Compare that to the transportation cost on cruises (ours is $99 per person). If you are interested in transportation into Florence, visit Share a Shore's website and search for group name "Ron Nagle".