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From train station to hotel & more ??'s

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From train station to hotel & more ??'s

Hello all, 1st timers & a couple of ??'s

Can we ( 4 able bodies ) walk from the train station to the Best Western Olympia Hotel with luggage ? How far is it? How many bridges?

Is a Vaperetto & a water bus the same thing?

What is the difference between a water bus & water taxi?

Would you take a water taxi to the cruise ship port from this hotel?

Is there a not too expensive restaurant near this hotel for dinner?

How close is the closest Co-Op ( grocery store)?

Is there a schedule for water buses to "Piazza San Marco" aka St. Marks Square. How many Euros for the trip & back?

Thank you!

KNK

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1. Re: From train station to hotel & more ??'s

Don't have all the answers to your questions, but I never took a water taxi in Venice. The Vaperetto and water bus is the same and it gets you pretty close to where ever you need to go. It runs pretty often so you don't really need a schedule. Between the Vaperetto and walking you should have no problem getting anywhere in Venice without using a very expensive water taxi.

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2. Re: From train station to hotel & more ??'s

Thank you, I like to have a plan.

Does the Vaperetto run from the train station to hotels by chance?

Thinking about the water taxi to the cruise ship---only because I have read its the "cool thing to do". But also reading about the "people mover" to the cruise ship @ only $1Euro pp. big difference in price--like a good dinner price difference.

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Water taxis cost a lot of money -

Whether a vaporetto gets you close to your hotel depends on the location of your hotel to vap - have you looked at a map of Venice yet? You should have one in your guidebook which usually also has a vaporetto map as well.

See www.veniceconnected.com for information about the vaporettos, price and available passes you can buy.

Have you looked at your hotel's website for directions - usually they have directions and a link to a map of some kind to show you were they are located.

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Guidebook? Like Frommers?

The hotel is close to the train station & probably the closest hotel to the cruise ships. Does the Vaperetto go in the smaller canals?

I think I found a restaurant for dinner--has fish & pizza perfect!

AL Casin Dei Nobili

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See the vaporetto route map at hellovenezia.com/images/stories/navigazio/Ma…

However, the fact that you are asking all these really basic questions indicates that you really really need to get yourself an inexpensive little guide book such as DK "Top Ten Venice" or Lonely Planet "Venice Encounter". Either of these will greatly help you prepare for your visit to this magic city.

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Thank you---will continue to research. Don't know why I am having such a hard time w/ this one. Maybe the language is confusing me;)

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7. Re: From train station to hotel & more ??'s

These are the directions to your hotel straight off of their website. The website even has a map of Venice with your hotel pinpointed, which by the way, is right off the Piazzale Roma. The website is in English so you should be having no problems there.

From the hotel website:

Arriving By train

From Santa Lucia train station, crossing Ponte Della Costituzione bridge, you will reach Piazzale Roma in just 5 minutes. If you have luggage, take vaporetto line 1 and get off at the Piazzale Roma stop. The hotel is visible from the square.

So in other words, you can either walk there (over bridges with your luggage) which will take approx 5-7 mins., or you can get on the vaporetteo water bus (#1) right outside the train station, go down one stop to Piazzale Roma and get off. Your hotel is right there.

Please do read some guide books and look at the hellovenezia vaporetto route map to save yourself some future confusion.

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8. Re: From train station to hotel & more ??'s

Vaporetto = waterbus it has set routes stops and timetables see www.actv.it a water taxi goes to a wider vareity of canals it is at your dispostiion and costs lots more...... Check with your cruise ship company if they offer a shuttle to the ship from Piazzale Roma some do....

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9. Re: From train station to hotel & more ??'s

Fodder's book for Italy was on the front porch last night & didn't even notice it was delivered until this morning!! Hope this will help us out:)

Thankx for the link Rosa:)

KNK

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