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One day in Venice

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One day in Venice

If we arrive in venice train station at 10:35 am is there a way to make it to the grand canal tour which starts in st mark's square at 11:10?

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1. Re: One day in Venice



water taxi is your fastest bet, albeit the most costly since its private

vaporetto is like a water bus less $ more stops, more people

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2. Re: One day in Venice

Immediately outside Venice Santa Lucia station on the banks of the Grand Canal is the Ferrovia water bus (vaporetto) landing stage. Lines 1 (slowish) and line 2 (somehwat faster) run down the Grand Canal to San Zaccaria landing stage which is the nearest to Pizza San Marco. The No 2 runs every 10 minutes or so and takes about 35 minutes for the journey - www.actv.it will give precise timetables.

To the left of Ferrovia, near the Scalzi Bridge there is a jetty for the private water taxis. These are expensive, costing c. 60 - 80 euros for the voyage but this is for 4 passengers, and not per passenger.

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3. Re: One day in Venice

Keep in mind that the n°2 vaporetto to San Zaccaria DOES NOT usually go down the Grand Canal, at least not outside the summer runs when it continues to Lido.

The n°2 down the Grand Canal from Ferrovia stops at San Marco Giardinetti, which is also basically at Piazza San Marco, just the opposite end from San Zaccaria.

Since you are talking about going straight to the tour, I am guessing you won't have much luggage. Then the quickest route is vaporetto (n°1 or n°2) to Rialto, and by foot to Piazza San Marco (under/around ten minutes, depending on the pedestrian traffic). The n°2 runs every 12 minutes, and takes 12 minutes for that route. N°1 line also runs every 12 minutes, but now takes 19 minutes to reach Rialto from Ferrovia.

Also, I would not count on the punctuality of Italian trains. There often seems to be a "built in" delay of 5-10 minutes that the Italian State Railways don't really consider a delay worth ever announcing, so not something they really worry about.

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4. Re: One day in Venice

If this is a day trip, assuming the train arrives on time, you will have no luggage and no mobility challenged people, and can follow the signs (or the crowds) you could make it on foot to San Marco in 35 minutes.

Edited: 26 January 2014, 16:53
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