Want to see Northern Italy in a laid-back, non-intensive way? Our Barge Tour is the way to go. And not just any-old-barge: with air-conditioned en suite cabins, gourmet meals and fine wines, its more like the opulent barges Venetian patricians used to traverse the Laguna Veneta to go to their ‘country homes’ on the mainland. You’ll cruise through La Serenissima Repubblica to Chioggia including a trip to its colourful fish market. Dine like a Doge at the stately 17th century Villa Ca’Zen, one of those ‘country homes’ on the mainland, with a private, exclusive visit to the extensive wine cellars of Villa Widmann-Borletti built in 1656. Then there’s the 14th century Estense Castle in Ferrara, Mantua’s Ducal Palace and gardens or the Doge’s Palace in Venice to visit. With so much to do, we’ll sure you’ll still find time to unwind as you float over the sun-sparkled, tranquil waters.