A Little Taste of Italy – Part 1

A Little Taste of Italy - October 2018 - Pt 1 - Starts in Milano with tour of Verona and Valpolicella Wine Region, followed by 6-day Uniworld River Cruise aboard the River Countess. Excursions to Ferrara, Padua, Chiccogia and Turano, with lots of time to explore Venice.

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Postscript to the Uniworld River Cruise -Let’s hear it for the crew!
Hospitality hosts Laszlo Besze (Hungary) and Marcella Vsetickova (Czech Republic)

Postscript to the Uniworld River Cruise -Let’s hear it for the crew!

Whatever he 101 guests aboard the Uniworld River Countesswant, the 42 crew members from a dozen countries—everywhere from Bulgaria and Romania to Britain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, accommodate with a smile

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Don’t touch the produce! At the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy
Chef Bogdan of Uniworld River Countess buys octopus in Rialto Market

Don’t touch the produce! At the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

At Venice’s famous centuries-old Rialto Market, the purveyors ask you what you want, what you plan to cook -- and then they choose for you

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Where the food comes from — on a Uniworld River Cruise
Chef Bogdan serves freshly harvested mussels aboard River Countess

Where the food comes from — on a Uniworld River Cruise

We are cruising the Venice Lagoons after a morning spent in the fishing area of Chioggia, which has a larger wholesale fish market than Venice.

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On a Uniworld river cruise – family travel isn’t just for families with kids
Parmesan cheese and meat shop in Padua Italy

On a Uniworld river cruise – family travel isn’t just for families with kids

Look around this Uniworld river ship and you realize family travel isn’t just about two parents traveling with young kids. There are sisters traveling together; brothers and their wives; a mom and son, dad and daughters, a group of cousins… the list goes on

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A shore excursion like no other – St. Marks Basilica in Venice on a rainy night
Mural over the main entrance to St Marks Basilica

A shore excursion like no other – St. Marks Basilica in Venice on a rainy night

St. Mark’s Basilica is dark and silent as we file in, drenched from the rain. The church is closed to visitors. We are here as an “exclusive” only for passengers of Uniworld Cruises’ River Countess

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A Walking Tour of Venice Italy on a Rainy Day
Fun with pizza dough in a shop window

A Walking Tour of Venice Italy on a Rainy Day

Our Uniworld River Cruise in and around Venice got off to a rainy start but never let a rainy day spoil your fun. Get out and take a walking tour and see scenes like these

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