The Adriatic side of the Italian coast, from Trieste to Gallipoli, is rich in history and charm. A cruise on these shores is made suggestive by fast changes clearly visible from the sea. Trieste is renowned for its tradition in sailing as well as the many historical coffee shops located throughout the city.  Venice is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in the world.  The canals, gondolas, famous palaces and bridges, glass-blowing and numerous churches and museums, make the city a must-see for any Adriatic cruise. Ravenna is famous for the Byzantine style, and a quick stop here allows visitors to view some of the most remarkable mosaics in Italy.  Rimini and Ancona are famous for spa services, shipbuilding and marine excellence, with many parks and nature reserves to explore.  Pescara has romantic and pleasant scenery, along with some of the best shopping that can be found. Finally there is Puglia, where the ports of Bari, Brindisi, Otranto and Gallipoli, which give  welcome to these territories through rich tradition and folklore, wholesome flavors and clear waters. The region produces more wine than any other in Italy, and the people are recognized for their friendliness and hospitality to all visitors.  From north to south, the Adriatic side of Italy offers some of the best dining and wine tasting experiences in the world.