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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Want to experience a gondola ride but not pay 80 euros? This is a perfect alternative, albeit for 2 minutes only. I boarded from the Rialto stop, which you can find easily near the Rialto market and it brings me across to San Sofia, where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

After Festa della Salute, the bridge is taken down and giglio is closed, so to cross the canal the Traghetto would have been very useful - but not running - shame.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KWeb193
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

It's the same boat. A traghetto, though, takes up to 14 people from one side of the grand canal directly across to the other side. We used a traghetto during a walking wine and cicchetti tour. We sat on the sides of the boat, crossed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngieAvers
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

If you don’t have the €80 spare for a 30 minute gondola ride then this is the second best thing. We got a Traghetto across the Grand Canal, it’s just like a gondola although slightly bigger without all the frills a typical gondola has. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

After getting “soaked” for 50 euros across by water taxi, we discovered the Traghetto which is a basic ferry ride across for 2 euros!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 1 July 2018

There are only three of these services for crossing the Grand Canal. This was like a gondola that ferried passengers across the Grand Canal for a two euro fee. Given the absence of bridges and the cost of genuine gondola rides this was a bargain....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We utilized this mode of transportation from Dorsoduro to San Marco. If you want a less expensive gondola ride, take the Traghetto, it wont be as long, but will save you €78. There are 7 Traghetto stations along the Grand Canal, not all are open...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Used the traghetto to cross the Grand Canal from .Santa Maria della Salute to near Piazza San Marco. These are NOT tourist gondola rides as a lot of reviewers seem to think, but an every day ferry service across the canal. The fee is 2...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

In order to cross the Grand Canal where there are no bridges, locals use Traghetti to cross instead. These are gondolas that go back and forth across the Grand Canal all day long. Nothing to stop tourists using them. OK it's only a short ride...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mark P
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Do not take this tour. Extremely bad service. The host was rude to my family and physically pushed us out of the kiosk. He claimed that we were wasting his time when we simply asked where the route would take us and how long was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 813edgarg
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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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