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La Bella Vita

Hotel Barge La Bella Vita

A cruise aboard La Bella Vita on Italy’s Venetian Lagoon, River Po and Canal Bianco between Venice and the lakeside Renaissance city of Mantua is a truly magical experience.

There is the opportunity to enjoy diverse landscapes and nature en route, from colourful lagoon islands to wild beach dunes and pine woods full of birdlife. The itinerary includes fascinating guided tours of Ferrara, Mantua and Chioggia which give a real insight into the many cultures – Renaissance, Roman, Etruscan, Byzantine – that have influenced this region of Italy for centuries.

La Bella Vita is a stylish 20 passenger vessel with a typically modern Italian interior, reflected in the use of vibrant colours throughout to create an atmosphere of casual relaxation. There is an inviting bar area in which to enjoy a glass of Prosecco and a spacious dining room with louvre doors that open to give a perfect view as you are served delicious Italian specialities and wines.

She has two upper deck junior suites and eight lower deck staterooms, all air-conditioned and with en-suite facilities, while above there is a huge sun deck with a large canopy and comfortable loungers to relax on and watch the world drift by.

Cruise Highlights

  • Tour of historic Venice, The Naval Museum and the Pavilion of Gondolas
  • Cruise on the Canal of the Orphans past picturesque lagoon islands
  • Tour of Chioggia with its Roman, Etruscan and Byzantine history
  • Dinner ashore at the 17thC stately home Villa Ca’Zen
  • Private visit to the wine cellars of Villa Widmann-Borletti
  • Visit Mantua’s Ducal Palace and gardens, or the Doge’s Palace in Venice

Classic Itineraries

Classic Cruise – Italy

Deck Plan

La Bella Vita
First Class 20 Passengers 6-10 Crew More Details

Opera Cruises

Opera Cruises are available in July & August, subject to ticket availability. Opera cruise includes premium seat tickets at the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona. The following departures are open for cabin bookings:

  • 30th July 2023 – Aida

*Supplement Applies on all Opera Cruises

Arena di Verona - River Cruises in Italy

Solo Traveller Cruise

We’re delighted to announce our exclusive “Solo Cruises” aboard the stylish 20-passenger La Bella Vita. Cruising between Venice to the Renaissance city of Mantua, this six-night, all-inclusive cruise enjoys the very best of our classic departure, with some additional ‘extra surprises’ along the way, that have been hand-picked exclusively for this departure.

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