Luxury barge cruise vacations on the Italian hotel barge LA BELLA VITA. Cruise Venice, the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon, the Bianca Canal and the Po Valley.  Treat yourself to a barging holiday and enjoy this splendid area of Italy. Italian Hotel Barge LA BELLA VITA Venice Italy Cruises www.BargeCharters.com
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Venice, the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon, the Bianca Canal and the Po Valley
ITINERARY: Golf Cruise, Between Mantua (Mantova) and Venice

map LA BELLA VITASunday, Day 1 - Mantua
Guests are met at the designated meeting point on Sunday afternoon and transferred to La Bella Vita, moored in front of the Castle of St George in Mantua. A Prosecco welcome gives you a chance to meet the crew followed by an early evening cruise around the lakes surrounding the city. Dinner on board, followed perhaps by an evening stroll through the historic city centre.

Monday, Day 2 - Mantua to Ferrara
Guided tour of Mantua a picturesque medieval town, famous as the home of both the painter Andrea Mantegna and the poet Virgil, but also as a centre of power of the Gonzaga family. After lunch transfer to Verona Golf Club for your first game. Return to the barge moored in Zelo for dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 - Ferrara to Bosaro
Morning cruise from to Bosaro. After lunch and we have arranged a guided visit to Ferrara and its imposing Estense Castle. Plenty of time for shopping and a stroll around this delightful town. Late afternoon return to the barge for the dinner aboard

Wednesday, Day 4 - Bosaro to Taglio di Po
After an early breakfast we transfer to Frassanelle Golf Club. After golf we enjoy lunch in the golf club restaurant. We will transfer after lunch to Adria and for a visit of the very ancient Greek and Etruscan important archaeological museum. Return to the barge and navigate to Taglio di Po for dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 - Taglio di Po to Chioggia to Venice
This morning we enjoy a wonderful cruise from Taglio di Po to Albarella. After lunch on board we transfer to Albarella Golf Club for a round of golf. After lunch we cruise to Chioggia and visit this beautiful city, famous for Goldoni’s plays. Continue cruising to Alberoni Lido for dinner on board

Friday, Day 6 - Venice
After breakfast enjoy a morning round of golf at Circolo Golf Venezia. Return to the barge for lunch on board followed by our cruise into Venice, the only city built on water. Guided tour and visit to the Palazzo Ducale, which reveals the history of the Republic "La Serenissima". Time for shopping and enjoying the city. Return to the barge for your final elegant Captain Farewell Dinner.

Saturday, Day 7 - Venice
After breakfast, passengers are transferred to the designated drop off point (Mestre Venice).

Note: This is a sample itinerary and subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in reverse direction.

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