Experience the pleasures and gourmet delights of Italy

Splendours of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome | From $7,299 per person*
La Dolce Vita is even sweeter with Uniworld. In 2013, Uniworld started cruising along the Po River and Venice Lagoon, providing a completely new way to experience the delights of Northern Italy. The 13-day Splendours of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome combines a seven-night river cruise with a two-night land stay in Florence and a three-night stay in Rome. For those wishing to experience the cruise portion only, Uniworld offers an eight-day Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy.

Uniworld has gone to great lengths to enhance the itineraries with local and authentic specialties. One of the award-winning differences includes hiring an Italian Executive Chef to head up the team of culinary experts. Some of the gastronomical delights that await guests include crispy traditional pizza, creamy Venetian gelato and the rich flavours of Chianti wine.

The gourmet dining experience is heightened on select departures offering the Italian Epicurean Adventurer Program. As part of this unique offering, guests can partake in a pasta-making workshop in Bologna, wine tasting and lunch at Castello di Verrazzano, Italian dessert-making demonstration and tasting, as well as a special wine and food pairing dinner.

Food alone would be worth the trip but of course Italy offers so much more. Both itineraries feature an array of inclusions and engaging shore excursions. Venture off the beaten path visiting romantic enotecas and Tuscan wine estates; enchanting Verona – the home of literature’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet; and Bologna, the culinary capital of Northern Italy.

Uniworld remodelled and relocated one of their most renowned ships, the River Countess, to reflect the charm and vibrant culture of Italy. As part of this multi-million dollar refurbishment, the River Countess received several elegant touches fashioned by sister brand Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s award-winning design team. Among the ship’s superior facilities, it boasts a Sienna Salon sky lounge, sundeck with chess and shuffleboard, and a fitness centre, sauna and Serenity River spa.

For more information visit www.uniworldcruises.com.au.