Motonave “Italia”

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Operational lake:

Lake Garda

Total seats




of which indoor:


Standing places:


Built in 1908 by Odero shipyards in Genoa, revamped for the first time in 1977 and more recently in 1999, by now this vessel is one of the few vintage ships sailing on Italian lakes. During WWII it was requisitioned by German and then by Allied forces, and employed also for war activities. The ship is propelled by paddle wheels driven by a modern diesel engine that replaced the original steam engine. This motor vessel is equipped with two large halls, furnished with period furniture, and includes outdoor areas hosting over 100 seats, located forward and aft, while the kitchen can provide over 200 meals. This ship has been accurately revamped many times along the decades, taking care to save as much as possible of its original appearance, including its materials, which contribute to enrich any cruise with a highly romantic and evocative atmosphere.

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