Venice and River Po Cruises
Venice is noted for its maze of canals, narrow alleys, and squares bordered by ancient churches and palaces. The famous Grand Canal is the busiest of the canals which connect 117 islands spanned by 409 bridges!
Familiar Venice landmarks are St Mark's Square with the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica, the nearby Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal. The traditional gondolas offer a gentle ride along the canals, and the many vaporetto water buses run a typical bus service.
Across the lagoon from Venice are the islands of Murano, noted for its glassware, and Burano for its lace-making and brightly painted house.
At the south of the Venice lagoon is Chioggia, a vibrant village port noted for its seafood restaurants. Further south is the Po River leading to the village of Polesella and the World Heritage Site of the Po Delta Park
Depending on the cruise itinerary, there may be excursions to Padua, and the Scrovegni Chapel with famous frescos by Giotto, to Verona, of Romeo and Juliet fame, and to the World Heritage Site of Ferrare.