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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 89%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 79%Local Culture
- 79%Family Travelers
- 60%Business Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
Member Reviews (23)
- Al VaporettoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Dec 20, 2013
Gondolas are for tourists! The vaporetto is the real deal, getting passengers around venice in its busy waterways.
- Al VaporettoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 07, 2013
This is definitely the most convenient way to get around Venice, and after walking everywhere it's probably also the least expensive.
- Al VaporettoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4First to ReviewSep 20, 2013
The Vaporetto is a Venetian water bus that serves the whole city along various routes. It's expensive but economical if you buy a pass and infinitely cheaper than what you might pay for a gondola ride. My wife and I didn't take any gondolas because of the vaporetto. Our rides up the Grand Canal or out to Murano and Lido were thrilling enough and provided excellent photo ops.
- Al VaporettoMay 17, 2013
For a few euro, get up early and take the grand canal vaporetto (I think it's number 1 or 7) and travel from the station to san marco or vice versa. So much cheaper than the water taxis and if you stand outside you get the view with the locals rather than the tourists. Bliss!
- Al VaporettoMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
We arrived in Venice via Vaporetto...Joining us were business men and women carrying briefcases, shoppers with their shopping carts, and students going to school....There are no cars here, so boats are the required mode of transportation. There are no taxis, firetrucks, ambulances, or police cars on the island...Instead, there are boats....everywhere.
- Al VaporettoNov 17, 2013
These are the local busses of Venice. As in any large cit, certain number boats run a set route with major stops. Other, smaller ferries are more specialized as to their destinations. Some are sea-going that go all the way across the bay of Venice to the Lido and others visit more obscure island stops. You are supposed to find the conductor the moment you board, to pay your fare. If ou're going to use public transport here, it's easiest to get a day or week pass. No one cheks or ticket except rarely when the have a sweep and if you're caught without a valid ticket it is a big fine. Mostly people stand but there are seats inside the main cabin. These boats are usually on time and well-run. Your da-pass will also cover the various Traghetti that are actually big public gondolas that take you across the grand Canal where the old paths are interrupted by water. It is traditional for passengers to remain standing as the novice gondolier dodges down-river traffic with the ungainly truck-sized gondola. Neverthaless, a great experience and a fun alternative to the many bridges.