On the coast of the Adriatic Sea on Italy's east coast is the legendary city of Venice, known for its extensive network of canals. Enjoy a romantic gondola ride in the evening as you admire the surrounding buildings that reflect the city's Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Take a guided tour of Doge's palace or the many museums and traditional factories here, like Murano, where you'll see the Venetian glass-making process. Cruises will also visit the small and charming Italian towns of Padua, Chioggia, Taglio di Po, and Verona. Our most popular cruises on the Michaelango explore the Po River Delta. Venice's location makes a great port of call for cruises all around the Adriatic, including destinations in Croatia, Greece, and the Dalmatian Coast. Contact us to get started planning today.
St Mark Square - The epicenter of the city is a spectacular site to see and photo opportunities seem endless in every direction. If you want visit highlights such as the Doje's Palace or St Mark's Basilica, where limited tickets and overflowing demand make it important to reserve a ticket ahead of time, so contact your Adventure Life trip planner to make sure it's possible to visit these popular historic attractions.
Take a gondola ride or a walk along the canals
What's more romantic than a gondola ride in Venice? But gondola rides are pricey, so traveling the way the locals do, by walking throught the city streets and bridges like Rialto Bridge, taking ferries and water taxis, you will get the full Venice experience as well.
Beyond Venice, your cruise may include these other amazing port cities such as:
Rome (Civitavecchia) – the country's capital city and home to the Roman empire's most famous ruins, like the Colosseum and the Forum, just to name a few. Additionally,the Vatican City ishome to St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the administrative headquarters of the Catholic Church.
Sicily - the Mediterranean's largest island is the off the southern coast of Italy, and home to its own unique culture, cuisine and wines.
Sardinia - is a picturesque island with a rugged coastline in the middle of the Mediterranean with almost 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior with ample hiking opportunities. Thousands of nuraghi, mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives dot the countryside.
Naples - here, you can visit the harrowing sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, where artifacts from the violent eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius are well preserved.