Undoubtedly, Italy may be one of the most beautiful locations in the world that can host a river cruise. Its breathtaking landscape, along with its enchanting rivers and canals means that the country was almost tailor-made for these cruises. When thinking about Italian cruises, it is impossible to forget the world-famous Venice and the wider Veneto region.
The majestic waterways we journey along on our Italy cruises were once trade routes used by the Romans and the settlers before them. The journey between Venice and the lakeside city of Mantua is a truly magical experience and will allow an insight into the history and cultures that the waters La Bella Vita cruises on represent, like Renaissance, Roman, Etruscan and Byzantine eras.
Aboard La Bella Vita, our Italian cruise, we will visit some of the 177 glorious canals and historic locations that Venice is famous for, such as the Rialto bridge, St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace. You can also jump aboard a gondola – an icon of Venice, for a short tour around the waters. Following on from Venice, the charming rivers and waterways will lead to the final destination of Mantua, one of the true gems of northern Italy.