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Getting Around in Venice, Italy

 
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welt-raiser's pictureby welt-raiser Public Transportation travel tip
added on the 29th of September, 2010
The concept of public transportation might not  suite this city, for getting around in Venice means that people have to move around either on foot or on boats. There are no cars or buses, only bikes and the typical venetian boats: gondola, vaporetto and gondola traghetto.

The gondola is well-known around the world, mostly amongst the romantic hearted, the gondola traghetto on the other hand can be used in 'emergencies' like you can't find a bridge on the Grand Canal to go to the other side. The vaporetto, however, is a ship with a daily schedule, boarding tickets and routes. It is like a city bus, only on water and without wheels.

So be prepared, leave your car outside the city and wear comfortable shoes! Venice is a place on the water! :)

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Venice, Italy

Price:
Traghetto: 50 EUR cents
Vaporetto: 3.5 EUR (one way), 10.50 EUR/ 22 EUR ( 24-hour-ticket/72-hour-ticket)
Gondola: 70 EUR/hour (changes on season and gondolier)

 
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