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skipspar's Port Reviews of Rome (Civitavecchia), Sorrento, Taormina (Messina), Kotor, Dubrovnik, Venice
Azamara Quest cruise in September 2013
Member Name: skipspar
Cruise Date: September 2013
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: skipspar's Azamara Quest Review
Rome (Civitavecchia)
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Don't know why they consider this Rome. It's almost an hour and a half away from Rome. We didn't take any time to see this tiny little city - just wanted to get onboard! Looked like it had some nice beaches, though.

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Farm Visit Rating: 5+ out of 5+

Wonderful tour of a small lemon farm and mozzarella cheese making kitchen. Nice snack meal served to sample their products. Best Limoncello I've ever had - I find most Limoncello to be way too sweet. Highly recommended.

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Taormina (Messina)
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Fun Port, but nothing to be seen at tender drop-off point. Take a taxi up to the top of mountain for some nice views, great shopping, good cafes.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

My favorite stop - who would've thought?! Fun to wander the small pedestrian-only streets, some of the best food I had ever at a destination. Walked up the mountain to the fortress for just 2 Euros. I could have stayed there for two days and not gotten bored.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

A little like the Kotor stop, but on bigger scale. Didn't see the funicular until I was leaving, or I would have gone on that. Even though their currency is the Kuna, many shops still accepted Euros and Dollars, but ask before buying. Had some good food, but food places not likely to take any currency but their own Kuna. So had to use credit card to eat.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Everyone has to visit Venice once in their life. I just can't be adequately described. We stayed on 4 extra days and still couldn't see everything. Be prepared for CROWDS everywhere. Vaporetta (water bus) convenient and easy to figure out. Water taxis expensive, unreliable and prone to ripping you off with fares.

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