Po River

River cruises along the Po River are a special experience that will truly awaken your mind and senses. As you cruise through the waterways of Italy, there's a host of amazing opportunities that will be available to you. Imagine joining a true Italian wine and food pairing, filled with some of the finest wine in the world, and succulent seafood to go with it. And after, how nice would it be to cruise a bicycle through the streets of Venice? You can meet authentic local personalities and shop for unique Italian treasures from the many local vendors, in addition to really getting a feel for the region. Featured below are sample highlights of a river cruise along Italy’s Po River:

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Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
  • Enjoy Venice for a few days before or after your river cruise. You'll enjoy delicious Italian fare, learn the history and culture of the country, and possibly even attend an exclusive (and crowd-free) tour of St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • Eat your way through Italy, starting with Bologna. Participate in a pasta-making class and browse through the local food markets until you’re hungry enough to try the city’s world famous cuisine.
Verona, Italy
  • Take a guided tour of Verona, perhaps best known as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Head to the Verona Arena, a gorgeous Roman-style amphitheater where many of the world’s best opera singers and musicians still perform.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Galileo and Copernicus by visiting Padua, a Medieval city that features one of the oldest universities in the world. Tour the ancient walled city by foot before heading to the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua.
Church mosaic in Ravenna, Italy
  • Spend time wandering the historic downtown of Ravenna, Italy, where gorgeous mosaics embellish the town at every turn. Highlights include the mosaic-lined Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • See the more natural side of Italy at the Po Delta Nature Reserve, located at the mouth of the Po River at the Adriatic Sea. This expansive nature reserve features several beautiful species of plants and animals throughout its wetlands, fields and forests.


Ready to experience the wonders of Italy? See the best of Venice and Northern Italy by cruising along the Po River. Contact The Cruise Web’s river cruise experts to plan an unforgettable Po River cruise.


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