Join the star of TV’s Secret Italy on a cruise to discover the enchanting City of Canals
"Everybody should go to Venice at least once - it is one of the
wonders of the world."
So says Alex Polizzi, the popular travel expert, hotelier and TV
presenter, who will be your special guest on this unforgettable
cruise around Venice and its iconic lagoon.
You will be staying in the perfect place to explore this
magnificent city - close to Venice's must-see sights and away from
the crowds - on board the stylish MS Michelangelo. As well
as having time to discover Venice, you'll have the chance to visit
beautiful Chioggia and historic Padua.
Drawing on her local knowledge, Italian heritage and experience
presenting popular TV travel series such as Secret Italy,
Alex Polizzi will give a private talk to readers one evening, plus
join you on a wonderful excursion to explore the nearby islands of
Murano and Burano. Alex says:
Venice is completely magical - you just can't believe that
mankind created this city. I'm looking forward enormously to
joining you there."
Meet Alex Polizzi
Alex will give a special talk on board, featuring her personal
stories and expert insights about Venice and Italy, as well as
answering your travel questions following her talk.
Island visits with Alex
She will also join you for an included excursion to discover two
wonderful islands in the Venitian lagoon - Murano and Burano.
Murano has been known for its glasswork since the 13th Century, and
you will have the chance to watch a master glassmaker at work. Next
you will explore the pretty fishermen's village of Burano, famous
for its vividly coloured houses and centuries-old tradition of
Sailing in style
Your ship, the stylish MS Michelangelo, is the perfect
base for a trip to Venice. As well as boasting smart, comfortable
cabins - each with wi-fi, air-conditioning and a bathroom with a
shower - the facilities include a sun deck with chairs and
recliners, a lounge bar with dancefloor and a restaurant with large
windows offering panoramic views.
You will also have the chance to pick from a range of wonderful
optional excursions, including a visit to the nearby city of Padua,
a tour of a local manufacturer of hand-crafted gondolas and
Venetian masks, and a walking tour in Casanova's footsteps through
the secret passageways of the Doge's Palace.