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Vaporetto

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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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Good way of getting around if your feet are getting tired :)

If you are getting a tad footsore from walking the back streets of Venice, catching a Vaporetto is a great way of getting around. ACTV tickets can be bought at the Venezia Unica... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are getting a tad footsore from walking the back streets of Venice, catching a Vaporetto is a great way of getting around. ACTV tickets can be bought at the Venezia Unica ticket offices and from the network of authorised retailers displaying the ACTV / Venezia Unica sticker and from ticket machines available at some waterbus stops. Euro 7.50... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great way to get an overview of Venice from the canals - other than a gondola ride. Cheap and easy to use.

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In our three day stay, we really enjoyed the use of our pass for public transportation. Buy it online ahead of arrival, exchange voucher for ticket at the airport (calculate a half hour) and hop on the vaporetto to the city. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely the best way to move around in the island! I would suggest you buy a day pass and hop on - Take the Vaporetto at the train station and get down at the San Marco square. You have 2 different routes to San Marco and you may try both if you are not short of time. One route takes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A boat, steam engine, a steamship, who leads you everywhere in Venise, an wonderful experience when good weather, here you are not on a wrong track; the best transport in Venise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In fact, we got off our train ride from Florence and walked out of the train station and out to the Vaporetto (water bus). We took the water bus 3 stops and our hotel was just 50 yards from the dock. Awesome! We learned quickly that this was the preferred mode of transportation around the Venice Grande Canal area. In... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We bought a multi-trip pass & used the Vaporetto to get around the sights of Venice. Not too hard to use once you work out the lines & where they go. Same view as from a water taxi. Would recommend as a great way to get around . It was crowded at times but you just get on & go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A complex set of fares. But do remember to pay. Used to be that tourists would hop on then hop off, but don't try that option. Strict checks take place. This is the public transportation system of Venice, use it wisely and you can get everywhere at the fraction of the cost. Sometimes the noise and shuddering will make you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Venice mid November so avoided the worst of the tourist hordes but, it was still reasonably busy so there is no way that we would want to go in the summer anyway! Only used the Vaporetto once during our 5 day trip - to go to Murano. We were planing to go to Burano as well but spent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience and wonderful way to get around Venice. It is Venice's version of the Hop on, Hop Off buses of other cities. I suggest you get a day or multiple day pass, depending on how long you will be in Venice. They run frequently and stop all over the city. They are not the most comfortable ride... More 

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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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