|To our pasta-loving and wine-drinking bikers… here’s your chance to bike and barge in Bell’Italia. Board the barge in the ancient capital of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, where you’ll have ample opportunity to explore the local sights before setting off to bike the island of Lido. Home to the Venice Film Festival, Lido is renowned for its sandy beaches and was a favorite destination of Lord Byron and Sigmund Freud. En route, discover Chioggia, a colorful fishing port where the early morning’s bountiful harvest from the Adriatic Sea is on sale at the local red-roofed fish market. Continue to Ferrara, the cultural center of the former Este dynasty, which boasts a moated Italian Renaissance castle. Sample the local Grana Padano cheese during a visit to a cheese factory and learn about the early origins of the amusement park in the tiny village of Bergantino. Relax aboard the barge, sip the local wines and enjoy great Italian cooking! The biking is easy on quiet country roads as we wind our way from Venice on the Adriatic Sea along the Canal Bianco to the Mincio River, which leads to Mantua, where our journey concludes.