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Italian river cruises

Get a taste of la dolce vita with river cruises in Italy

Few cities in their entirety are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and none contain more artistic masterpieces in one square kilometre than Venice - just one of the magical destinations you can enjoy during river cruises in Italy.

The picturesque floating city of Venice is undoubtedly the highlight of any Italian river cruise, although its lagoon location in the Adriatic means it's not your typical river cruise destination!

With our river cruises in Italy, you can explore the wildlife-rich waters of the island-studded lagoon, which is fed by the Po and Piave Rivers, and sail across the bay to explore such treasures as serene Chioggia and medieval Padua. You can also see beautiful Lake Garda, with a hotel stay included.

Italian Waterways

River cruises in Italy take in some of the country's most beautiful scenery. The Po River is a river that flows eastward across northern Italy, starting from the portion of the Alps which boarders France and Italy, flows through many important Italian cities, such as Turin, Piacenza and Ferrara.

The Piave River is another river in northern Italy, beginning in the Alps and flowing into the Adriatic near the city of Venice. The river was the site of a battle during the Napoleonic war in 1809, as well as being the scene of the Battle of the Piave River during World War 1 - a decisive battle of the time. If you're considering an Italian river cruise in 2020, then you can rest assured that it will be packed full of delicious food, wonderful sights, and plenty of history. 

In Italy, river cruises of 11 nights or more include our VIP door-to-door travel service.

VIP travel service included on all river cruises

Our popular VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to get your trip on one of our Saga river cruise ships off to a great start, and it's included on all our river cruises. As one of the top European river cruise companies, we're here to make your holiday memories last a lifetime.