A different set of rules applies in the Mediterranean. Time is measured in centuries, not minutes. The moon bathes in the canals of Venice. And Greek gods live on in a sky full of constellations. Surrounded by wonders like the Pieta and David, the magnificence of Cinque Terre, the culturally transcendent Alhambra, it is easy to believe there is something magical at work here. Something that kisses grapes and transforms them into divine wine, turns Riviera beaches to gold in the last light of day, and gifts you with a beautiful white yacht to see it all.