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Vaporetto

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Santa Croce
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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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Best way of transportation after your feet...

The vaporetto is a useful way of transportation and also quite enjoyable. You feel like you're not just a tourist in a Gondola. It is not useful in the center but definitely the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The vaporetto is a useful way of transportation and also quite enjoyable. You feel like you're not just a tourist in a Gondola. It is not useful in the center but definitely the best mean to get to an island, have a walk and watch the sunrise /sunset.

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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

you must try one to experience the canals, get very crowded, but are used by locals just like busses. TIP- The Number 1 route is the one that goes up and down the Grand Canal

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got the Vaporetto from St Mark's Square to the train station. No .1 stops at all the "stations" on the Grand Canale - about 7 euros per person

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A trip up and down the Grande Canale at least once is a definite MUST. Beware, if is adviseable to buy a 3 or 4 day pass, otherwise it is expensive. The Vaporetto's service is very frequently, it a quick and easy way to travel. Be careful the number of waterbus you get onto, some stop only at the Rialto... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The vaporetto is key to moving around. It's good that they are organised, the gates easy to locate. But we had Venezia Unica city pass and should have had priority boarding - the gates didn't open so we boarded with everyone else; the vaporetto is crowded usually, you don't always have seats inside/ at the front of the boat.

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Gdynia, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like walking don't hesitate to take the opportunity to walk instead otherwise you will loose a small fortune for the transport. The water trams circuit frequently but the journey is lengthy so walking takes almost the same time If only you are not afraid you will get lost in narrow streets of Venice ;)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A trip on the Vaporetto down the Grand Canal is a must for any trip to Venice. Individual tickets are quite expensive at 7.5 Euros, but we bought a 3 day pass for 40 Euros which meant we could get around very easily. The services run very frequently and we were able to get out to Murano and Burano on... More 

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Ffaldybrenin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The vaporetto is the only way to travel around Venice. It can be quite costly so always purchase a day or week ticket rather than the one trip tickets.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Vaporettos are the easiest, most economical and best way to get around a city with no vehicles. You can buy day passes and travel all around the island and even to Murano and Burano. What a way to meet Venetians! On their bus. Just avoid rush hours and be aware of pickpockets.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the vaporetto, is the Venetian bus system, named for the fact they used to be steam powered, there are like any major transit system different lines. the most useful are the number 1 and 2, both go the full length og the grand canal, the number 2 then takes the long way round the outside of the main island, the... 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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