Hotel Barge ATHOS - Barging in France -

Italy: Venice, the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon, the Bianca Canal and the Po Valley

Cusine: Food and Drink aboard La Bella Vita

Hotel Barge La Bella Vita Hotel Barge La Bella Vita


Continental breakfast with freshly baked Italian pastries and breads, cereals, fresh fruits and yoghurts.
Eggs cooked on request.
Fresh fruit juices, coffee and a selection of teas


During the week several lunches are served as light buffets. Typical dishes:

Parma Ham with Melon ~ Spaghetti Vongole (with Clams) ~ Torta de Limone

Sundried tomatoes with Basil Chutney on Crostini (Toast) ~ Grilled marinated Swordfish
Gelati (Ice Cream) with Amoretto Biscuits

Antipasto misto all'Italiana (Selection of Italian cured meats with grilled vegetables) ~ Spaghetti con Granchio (with crab, chilli, lemon and fennel seeds) ~ Strudel

Mozzarella di Bufala e San Daniele (Buffalo Cheese & Prosciutto with Fennel Salad) ~ Pan-Fried Fillet of Sea Bream with crushed Potato, Black Olives & Salsa Verde ~ Pere cotte in Di Puglia di Aleatico (Poached Pears in Wine) with Caramel Ice Cream


Polenta, Cheese and Mushrooms
Pumpkin Tortelli
Duck Breast alla Modenese
Sbrisolona cake with Marsala Cream

Minipiadine with Parma Ham
Risotto with girolle mushrooms, parsley, garlic and parmesan
Chargrilled Leg of Spring Lamb with Herb Salsa & Violetta Artichokes
Chocolate and Amaretti Bonet

Smoked Swordfish and Rucola Salad
Gnocci with Spinach & Gorgonzola
Turbot with Pachino Tomatoes
Meringue with Peaches

Scallops and Scampi au Gratin
Crespelle Speck and Radiccio
Medallions of Beef with Brandy, Green Peppercorns on Cannelloni Beans
Pannacotta with Raspberries and Grappa

Cheese Board

All meals are served with a selection of Regional Italian cheeses e.g. Toma del Macagno, Pecorino Tinaio Moresc, Monte Veronese, Basajo, and Speciality Italian breads e.g. Grissini, Ciabatta, Focaccia and served with Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil
Seasonal Fresh Fruits

Typical Wines Served Aboard

Chianti Classico Castello d'Albola, Vespaiolo Maculan Breganze, Malvasia Passito Valtidone, Bardolino Chiaretto, Greco di Tufo, Nobile Montepulciano, San Lorenzo Dom. Bagnoli, Lagrain Rosé, Barbera d'Asti, Muller Thurgau, Morellino Scansano, Ribolla Gialla and Nero d'Avola

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