The Po River

Sail the Po River and Po River Delta to the Venice Lagoon on a river cruise

About The Po River

The Italians call the Po “Il grande flume,” the great river.
The longest river in Italy, the headwaters of the Po rise from a spring seeping from a stony hillside in the Alps. From there, it flows eastward across northern Italy, traveling approximately 400 miles before forming the Po Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at Ferrara, just south of the Venice Lagoon.
Surrounded by the Alps, the Adriatic Sea, and the Apennines, the Po plain is one of the most populated areas in Italy. The river flows through many important Italian cities, including Turin, Piacenza, and Ferrara, as well as connecting with Milan through a net of channels called navigli, which Leonardo da Vinci helped design. Cruising through one of the world’s richest treasure troves of art and architecture — not to mention the food and wine! — you’ll enjoy a non-stop feast for the senses.
Only a handful of European river cruise companies offer Po river cruises, with most of their cruise time spent in the Venetian Lagoon. The best includes a stay in Venice, with perks like after-hours viewings of main attractions and scenic cruising around the Venetian Lagoon, for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to one of the most romantic places on Earth. With hotels very expensive a river cruise could be your best way to see Venice!

Po River Stats

Length: 405 miles
Depth: Relatively shallow average of 5 feet
Source: Monte Viso, Italy
Mouth: Po Delta into the Adriatic Sea near Venice, Italy
Locks: None
Countries: Italy

Your Po River Cruise Awaits!

Are you ready to start planning your Po River Cruise Vacation Your Way? A River Cruise Artist at River Cruise Your Way is ready to be your vacation concierge. Contact us today at 1-800-259-7612 or use the form below and let us know when it is most convenient to call you, we will confirm via e-mail, and then reach out at the agreed upon time and date.