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From: La Bella Vita Barge Cruise Review

Day 2: Venice (afternoon)

Vu compra on Riva di San Biagio

After lunch, we had free time to explore Venice until La Bella Vita's scheduled departure time of 4 p.m.

Vu compra in Venice, Italy

In front of our berth on the Riva San Biagio, vu compra (illegal street vendors) sold counterfeit handbags to passing tourists.

Dog on bench by yacht in Venice, Italy

Next to the yacht that was moored alongside La Bella Vita, a dog took a break on a stone bench.

Fishermen in Venice, Italy

As we walked along the waterfront toward the Biennale grounds and Public Gardens, we saw two anglers fishing by the CroisiEurope river vessel Michelangelo.


SERENADE OF THE SEAS and the Basilica di San Marco di Salute

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Serenade of the Seas, approached and passed us on its way to the Marittima basin.

LA BELLA VITA on the Riva di San Biagio, Venice

Captain Rudy Toninato in wheelhouse of LA BELLA VITA

All too soon, it was time to return to La Bella Vita, where captain Rudy Toninato was already in the wheelhouse, preparing the ship for departure.

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In this day-by-day photo diary:
Day 1 - Embarkation and Venice
Day 2 - Venice, Alberoni
Day 3 - Chioggia, Ca' Zen
Day 4 - Adria, Bagnoli Estate
Day 5 - Ferrara
Day 6 - Mantua
Day 7 - Disembarkation

Also see:
La Bella Vita cruise review (8 pages)
Satellite map of cruising region and high points
Venice for Visitors