European Waterways
La Bella Vita 20 Passenger Luxury Barge
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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.

NEW La Bella Vita is offering a special Opera Cruise on August 19, 2017. The cruise includes an evening at the opera in the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, to watch Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly' from the best seats in the house and other opera-themed excursions.

Deck Plan
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Cruise Highlights
Typical Cuisine
  • 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 Schifanoia Palace in Ferrara
  • Visit Mantua's Ducal Palace and gardens, or the Doge's Palace in Venice
  • Regional Specialities
    Fegato alla Veneziana, Baccala Mantecato, La Polenta, Sarde in Saor, Risotto al Prezzemolo, Lagoon Seafood
  • Wine Cellar
    Chianti Classico Castello d'Albola, Vespaiolo Maculan Breganze, Malvasia Passito Valtidone, Rose Blanc Brut Sanfeletto, Pinot Grigio St. Michael - Eppan, Rosso di Montepulciano Sabazio
  • Cheese Board
    Gorgonzola, Mozzarella di Bufala, Pecorino, Taleggio,Provolone, Grana Padano, Lombardy Quartirolo, Bagos