Everyone should experience Venice, the romantic ‘City of Water’, at least once during their lifetime, and on this exclusive new cruise you’ll get to see it with TV cookery star Prue Leith. You’ll have plenty of time to discover the Unesco World Heritage site – where gondolas replace cars and the canals are lined by elegant Renaissance palaces – on included excursions, and also visit the beautiful surrounding islands of Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello.You’ll go to the Rialto food market with Prue and enjoy a cooking demonstration, exclusive talk and gala dinner with her aboard this seven-night luxury Uniworld cruise. Gourmet meals and unlimited drinks are included, as is a private after-hours visit to St Mark’s Basilica. You can also visit the food capital of Bologna to learn how to make pasta or see the beautifully preserved city of Ferrara. As Prue says: ‘Italy is one of the top foodie destinations in the world, and where better to experience its flavours than Venice. ‘I can’t wait to explore this beguiling region with you.’Gourmet meals and unlimited drinks are included, as is a private after-hours visit to St Mark’s Basilica. You can also visit the food capital of Bologna to learn how to make pasta or see the beautifully preserved city of Ferrara. As Prue says, ‘Italy is one of the top foodie destinations in the world and where better to experience its flavours than Venice’Prue is one of the most fascinating personalities of the culinary world and she will join you for three days on board. You will meet her during a private talk and Q&A, join her for a special gala dinner, and get her culinary tips during an onboard cooking demonstration. Built on tiny islands in a lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, this incredible city is truly breathtaking. Join a tour of secret spots that are usually reserved for locals, visit the Doge’s Palace and experience St Mark’s Basilica in private after the crowds have left.You’ll enjoy a tour of the busy Rialto food market with Prue Leith, with the opportunity to make pasta and have lunch in Bologna, culinary capital of northern Italy, on an excursion and visit lively local markets in Chioggia or Padua. Uniworld’s European fleet includes luxury ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the industry. You’ll have a Riverview Stateroom on SS La Venezia, which is new for 2020. Inspired by Venetian culture, the ship will feature three dining venues, including an Italian kitchen on the upper deck.You’ll also see the waterfront shops, colourful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello, other islands in the lagoon. You’ll also stop at Chioggia, a charming southern port that is sometimes called Little Venice.