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La Bella Vita

Cruising between Venice and Mantua in the Venetian Lagoon and on the Bianco Canal

20 passengers

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La Bella Vita highlights

  • Tour of historic Venice, The Naval Museum and the Pavillon 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 17th century stately home Villa Ca'Zen
  • Private visit to the wine cellars of Villa Widmann-Borletti
  • Tour of the Schifanoia Palace in Ferrara
  • Visit Mantua's Ducal Palace and gardens, or the Doge's Palace in Venice

Cruise route & itinerary

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Venice to Mantua

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Prices

  • From 4290 USD per person
  • Charters from 67, 500 USD

Specifications

  • Crew members : 10
  • Up to 20 guests
  • Junior suites : 2
  • Double cabins : 8

Boat size

  • Length 114′10″ ft (35 metres)
  • Width 114′10″ ft (35 metres)

Also

  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa or pool
  • Wifi
  • Piano /PC with internet access
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Bicycles : 10

About the barge "La Bella Vita"

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La Bella Vita is a stylish twenty-passenger vessel completely refitted in 2010 to high standards to offer comfortable, fully air-conditioned accommodation.

She has two upper-deck suites and eight lower-deck staterooms, all offering ensuite facilities, and a bright, spacious dining room and bar area where delicious Italian specialities will be served.
Louvred doors open to the side decks to give a perfect viewing platform, while above is a vast sundeck with comfortable loungers from which to enjoy the wonders of the region.  Take a dip in the fabulous spa pool, the perfect place from which to enjoy the Venetian views!
For those wishing to be slightly more active, ten touring bikes are available.  

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.

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La Bella Vita cruise route & itinerary

Cruise along the Venetian Lagoon and the Po Valley

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Venice
Sunday
Guests are met at the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre, or Piazzale Roma in Venice on Sunday afternoon and transferred by air-conditioned coach to La Bella Vita for a Prosecco welcome.
A late afternoon cruise takes us along the Giudecca Canal past some of Venice's most famous monuments before we enjoy the first excursion, a guided visit of the Doge's Palace.
Dinner aboard.

Venice to San Pietro in Volta
Monday
This morning we begin the day with a guided walking tour of the Castello district, discovering some hidden history along the way.
Late afternoon cruise to Pellestrina separating the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, along the Canal of Orphans passing lagoon islands with their brightly coloured houses, painted fishing boats and tiny churches.
Enjoy a pre-dinner stroll along the 18th century Istrian sea wall.
Dinner aboard.

San Pietro in Volta to Taglio di Po 
Tuesday
After breakfast, we cruise to Chioggia to visit the 18th century Church of San Domenico set on its island, and then enjoy a short tour of Chioggia's pretty canals in one of the locally made traditional boats, in quite a contrast to La Belle Vita!
After lunch, we continue our cruise upriver to Taglio di Po. This evening is quite a treat as we dine ashore with the owners of the beautiful 17th century Villa Ca'Zen.

Taglio di Po to Zelo
Wednesday
A change of waterway this morning as we join the Bianco Canal and cruise toward Adria where we'll stop to visit the Archeological museum in this Etruscan town.
Lunch will be served on board before our afternoon drive takes us to the Bagnoli Estate for a private wine tasting in the 17th-century cellars and a tour of the beautiful Renaissance gardens.
Dinner on board.

Zelo to Governolo
Thursday
Our classical education continues this morning in our tour of the Renaissance city of Ferrera, where we can see the exterior of the Estense Castle and visit the Schifanoia Palace.
We rejoin La Belle Vita in Trevenzuolo for our afternoon cruise passing through villages and farmsteads to our evening mooring at Governolo.
Dinner aboard.

Governolo to Mantua
Friday
What better way to finish our Italian Renaissance adventure than cruising to Mantua: intricate frescoes, the Gallery of Mirrors and 12,000 paintings and sculptures await discovery.  There will be much to talk about this evening at the Captain's Farewell Dinner.

Mantua
Saturday
After breakfast, our guests are transferred by private minibus to the Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre or Piazzale Roma in Venice.

La Bella Vita rates

Venice to Mantua

2022 USD, for American and Canadian residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 20 89, 000 USD 79, 000 USD
Whole boat charter for 18 86, 300 USD 76, 700 USD
Whole boat charter for 16 83, 600 USD 74, 400 USD
Whole boat charter for 14 80, 900 USD 72, 100 USD
Whole boat charter for 12 78, 200 USD 69, 800 USD
Whole boat charter for 10 75, 500 USD 67, 500 USD
STERLING rates 2022 for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 20 £63, 000 £56, 200
Whole boat charter for 18 £61, 100 £54, 500
Whole boat charter for 16 £59, 200 £52, 800
Whole boat charter for 14 £57, 300 £51, 100
Whole boat charter for 12 £55, 400 £49, 400
Whole boat charter for 10 £53, 500 £47, 700
Junior suite per person £4, 090 £3, 650
Stateroom per person £3, 390 £3, 050
Single supplement £1, 300 £1, 150
EURO rates 2022 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 20 75, 000 € 66, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 18 72, 600 € 64, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 16 70, 200 € 62, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 14 67, 800 € 60, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 12 65, 400 € 58, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 10 63, 000 € 56, 500 €
Junior suite per person 4, 890 € 4, 350 €
Stateroom per person 4, 050 € 3, 590 €
Single supplement 1, 600 € 1, 400 €
USD rates 2021 for USA and CANADA residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 20 85000 USD 75500 USD
Whole boat charter for 18 82400 USD 73300 USD
Whole boat charter for 16 79800 USD 71100 USD
Whole boat charter for 14 77200 USD 64500 USD
Whole boat charter for 12 74600 USD 66700 USD
Whole boat charter for 10 72000 USD 64500 USD
Junior suite per person, based on double occupancy 5450 USD 4890 USD
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy 4550 USD 4050 USD
Single supplement 1800 USD 1550 USD
STERLING rates 2021 for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 20 £60000 £53500
Whole boat charter for 18 £58200 £51900
Whole boat charter for 16 £56400 £50300
Whole boat charter for 14 £54600 £48700
Whole boat charter for 12 £52800 £47100
Whole boat charter for 10 £51000 £45500
Junior suite per person, based on double occupancy £3890 £3450
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy £3250 £2890
Single supplement £1250 £1100
EURO rates 2021 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 20 73000€ 65000€
Whole boat charter for 18 70700€ 63000€
Whole boat charter for 16 68400€ 61000€
Whole boat charter for 14 66100€ 59000€
Whole boat charter for 12 63800€ 57000€
Whole boat charter for 10 61500€ 55000€
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy 3950€ 3490€
Junior suite per person, based on double occupancy 4790€ 4250€
Single supplement 1550€ 1350€
Prices include local transfers to and from the hotel barge (transfers are between 15 minutes & 2 hours depending on the cruise direction), a luxury 6-night cruise, all meals onboard catered for by the onboard Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 9 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.

Optional extras
Wine Appreciation charters  8700 USD / £6250 / 7000€  supplement
Golf charters: 650 USD / £450 / 525€ supplement per player
Opera charter: Available throughout July and August, subject to ticket availability.  Premium seats at the Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona: 650 USD / 470€ / £540 supplement per person
 
- Departure Dates 2022 -
Value March 27 to April 24
July 17 to August 21
October 9 to October 23
Regular May 1 to July 10 
August 28 to October 2

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