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Vaporetto

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Santa Croce
As featured in A Week in Venice and 5 other guides
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Address: Isola Nova del Tronchetto 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same...

Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same scenic canals—is a ride via motorized Venice vaporetto. Think of it as public city bus on wheels, but with a far better view.

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US$85.69*
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You have to use them otherwise you have to walk everywhere , they are not cheap modes of transport and don't stop at all the stops you have to be careful or you end up on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Easy, fun transportation with fabulous views! Signage at each stop is very helpful. Love Venice and can't wait to return. Fall us a terrific time of year to book.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoy the vaporetto ...we bought the multiple day passes so the cost would not be so high!! A good way to sight see as well as rest between the various areas. People watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buy a two day or a four day pass and enjoy! Along the Grand Canal, the Number one line is local and makes all stops. Number two line skips some of the smaller stops. With the pass you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like. Do remember to validate your ticket. It may looks as... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to use them otherwise you have to walk everywhere , they are not cheap modes of transport and don't stop at all the stops you have to be careful or you end up on the vaporetto for ages . It was also very cold so make sure you get a seat inside .

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So easy to use the vaporetto if a little expensive. In our few days in Venice we did use it quite a bit so would recommend.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend that if you are spending a few days in Venice that you buy one all day ticket which is valid for 12 hours costs 20€. I used it to go to Murano, Burano and Tarcello. I also used it to go up and down the Grand Canal, all in all good value. Boats which were clean and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Venice is not so big, but if You walked enough for the day; or just want to visit e.x Murano or the Lido, You take the vaporetto. You can buy 24 ticket cards on the ship as well!!! Single tickets are valid for 75minutes and cost 7.5€ 24 hour tickets cost 20€ There are 48 and 72 hour tickets as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Venice for 4nights / 5days & we purchased a 3 day pass for €40 each and we got great use out of it. A single journey is €7.50 so it quickly adds up. We went to Murano and Burano, as well to & from the train station from Rialto. The service is frequent and generally reliable (if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best way to get around Venice other than by foot. It's a fun, reliable and reasonably priced way to travel. They do get quite busy especially during rush hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

These "water buses" are a fun and a fairly quick way to get through the main area of the island. (And also over to the other smaller islands) They tend to be very crowded in the middle of the day. We found them most pleaseant early in the morning or after the sun had set.

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighbourhood identity.
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