Italy and the Po River

Uniworld VCE

Renaissance palazzi float above the lagoon, miragelike. Gondoliers pole past, singing. You could be in only one place in the world: Venice. But Venice is not the only storied city in the region. Ravenna hosts ravishing Byzantine mosaics. Bologna, Verona, and Padua, bequeathed beautiful historic city centers by centuries of trade, are still dynamic places to visit. Unpack, pour a glass of prosecco, and prepare to explore Northern Italy from the comfort of a luxurious ship.  Experience the play of water and light as your ship sails the Venice lagoon and cruises along the Po River, letting you explore the rich culture and traditions of Bologna, Ravenna, Padua, and Verona in ease.

Also consider an extension as you leave the river behind and cross the country to the splendors of Florence, where the Renaissance began, and see astonishing works by Michelangelo, Rafael, Donatello, and Boticelli. Rome, capital of the ancient republic and empire, offers untold riches of art and architecture that are yours to explore.

 Here is a sample map (click to enlarge):

Italy Po River map

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