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May 1st

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May 1st

We are arriving in Venice on May 1st for a cruise

Can anyone tell me if the bus & vaporetto services less than normal days?

Any other things for that day or weekend we should be aware of?

We depart on Sunday night

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1. Re: May 1st

I would assume since this will be prime tourist season that all the vaporetto's will be running. You could read up on vaporettos / water buses by putting that into the search box and seeing what comes up.

Enjoy Venice!

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2. Re: May 1st

Yes TUFY

I have read about the Vaporettos etc but since it is a big holiday in Italy I wondered if they ran less often

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3. Re: May 1st

I didn't know it was a big holiday. It's not a big deal here. How big of a holiday is it in Italy?

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4. Re: May 1st

I have been to May 1st on several occasions, the Vaporettos run as usual,

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5. Re: May 1st

1 May is Labor Day in Italy, and many other countries.

Public transport will run a holiday timetable, and some shops will be shut.

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6. Re: May 1st

I've been in Venice on May 1st and it was very crowded, with lots of Italians visiting the city. As May 1st is a Friday this year, the whole weekend is likely to be very crowded. I recommend if you want to see the main sights of San Marco you either make a very early start or you visit the area in the evening and explore other less popular areas during the day. I would book for the Basilica and the Secret Itineraries tour of the Doge's Palace if you want to visit them as the queues will be very long.

You can go up the Campanile early evening (I think until 7pm in the summer) when there is hardly any queue.

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7. Re: May 1st

If you want to do the Secret Itineries Tour of the Doges Palace, it is the one Tour which it is really necessary to book in advance, as numbers are limited,

http://www.museiciviciveneziani.it/

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8. Re: May 1st

Thanks

I am more concerned about just getting to the hotel the rest I can deal with ....they do not have the bus schedule listed this far out

I will check as we get closer

If we do not get into some sights that is OK it will give me an excuse to return to Venice someday

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9. Re: May 1st

I really don't think you will have a problem with transport,

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10. Re: May 1st

No problems at all in Venice on May 1st!!!! Lots of people, long queus but lovely weather, usually.

If you will arrive with the cruise you can catch the Alilaguna from Marittima to San Marco or take the shuttle bus from Marittima to Piazzale Roma and then a waterbus to the closest station to your Hotel.

Something nice would be to pre arrange transportations from the ship to the Hotel by car and boat...contact info@blitzrent.com

Enjoy your stay

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