La Bella Vita is a stylish twenty-passenger vessel offering comfortable, fully air-conditioned accommodation. She has two upper deck junior suites and eight lower deck staterooms, all offering en suite facilities, and a bright, spacious dining room and bar area where delicious Italian specialities will be served. Louvre doors open to the side to give a perfect view. Above, there is a huge sun deck with comfortable loungers to relax on with a drink and a good book, or just watch the world go by.
La Bella Vita is the perfect vessel from which to immerse yourself in Italian Renaissance culture as you cruise the Venetian lagoon and the calm waters of the Po Valley en route to the elegant city of Mantua.
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
Visit to Chioggia’s colourful fish market
Dinner ashore at the 17thC stately home Villa Ca’Zen
Private visit to the wine cellars of Villa Widmann-Borletti
Tour of the 14thC Estense Castle in Ferrara
Visit Mantua’s Ducal Palace and gardens or the Doge’s Palace in Venice
Fegato alla Veneziana, Baccala Mantecato, La Polenta, Sarde in Saor, Risotto al Prezzemolo, Lagoon Seafood
Chianti Classico Castello d’Albola; Vespaiolo Maculan Breganze; Malvasia Passito Valtidone; Rosè Blanc Brut Sanfeletto; Pinot Grigio St. Michael – Eppan; Rosso di Montepulciano Sabazio
Gorgonzola; Mozzarella di Bufala; Pecorino; Taleggio; Provolone; Grana Padano; Lombardy Quartirolo; Bagos