The unmistakable "La dolce vita" awaits you during your houseboat cruise in Italy. Explore the local history, enjoy delectable gastronomy and pamper yourself while drinking a delicious espresso or local wine. The temperamental Italy will put you in a different mood, helping you to relax perfectly under the rays of the Mediterranean sun.
Italian cuisine is a concept known to gourmets all over the world. So plan a few gastronomic stops along your route to sample fresh fish and shellfish, crispy pizza and real tiramisu. You can't leave Italy without tasting an espresso with a fine hazelnut-coloured foam. The adult crew will also appreciate the local wines, which excel thanks to the specific coastal climate and the many sunny days throughout the year.
The enchanting Venetian lagoon
The pearl of Italy, Venice, attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. But it is not only the city on the water that the Venetian lagoon offers. As well as the famous centre of the Mediterranean, you can also explore the smaller adjacent islands during your cruise, or the tranquil deltas with deserted beaches that few other travellers head to.
You don't need a captain's license to cruise the Venetian Lagoon, but previous experience steering a boat in the narrow channels will be appreciated. The area is easily accessible from the Czech Republic by car, but a quicker option is a flight landing at the nearby Treviso airport. In the region you will find routes suitable for both a longer cruise and a long weekend trip.
Portogruaro, Italian town in the Veneto region
Who will enjoy a houseboat holiday in Italy?
- History lovers. The cradle of the Renaissance offers so many important and less important monuments to visit that you will have to choose carefully which one to explore during your holiday.
- Foodies. Who doesn't love Italian cuisine. Their pasta, pizza or coffee tiramisu attracts foodies from all over the world to visit.
- Wine drinkers. The warm and favourable climate gives rise to the perfect grape varieties from which Italian masters conjure up first-class bottles of white and red wine. In addition, Italy has produced the popular Prosecco, which is especially loved by the female part of the crew.
- Coffee lovers. The Italians are good with coffee. And you can enjoy a perfectly prepared espresso or cappuccino for a few euros around every corner.
- Beach lovers. If all you want to do is read and lie under an umbrella, there are plenty of deserted beaches in Italy where you'll have undisturbed peace and quiet.
- Swimmers. The typically warm Italian weather directly encourages you to don your swimsuit and jump the dart right off the deck of your houseboat.
Prato della Valle Square in Padua