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Address: Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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Doing it venetian way

Vaporetto means little steamer in Italian, and this water bus is the main way of transportation in Venice. I avoided riding it for two reasons. It was crowded and cost €7.5. For... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Vaporetto means little steamer in Italian, and this water bus is the main way of transportation in Venice. I avoided riding it for two reasons. It was crowded and cost €7.5. For tourists, the price was acceptable, but I wondered if locals could afford it daily. On my way from my hotel near Campo Santo Stefano to the railway station,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Overcrowded and too slow ! One way ticket anywhere costs Euro 7,50, or Euro 20 for the day. The pats are overcrowded in July and you cannot finds place to seat. You seat as if you were running a marathon! Moves too slowly and it takes forever to go a bigger distance - for example, 90 minutes from the airport... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Overcrowded, chaotic and expensive. Avoid if at all possible. We never had one positive enjoyable experience on any of the boats, and buying tickets is 20 minutes of your life you won't get back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Indeed one of Venice's attractiveness lies in wandering its many little streets. But the vaporetto (the waterbus) lets you experience Venice from a new perspective: how do people in everyday life get around in Venice. From the Canale Grande you'll get the best views of the town, not just the pretty ones either. It does work like a hop on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Vaporetto is the exactly name to this boat. I took the Vaporetto the Airport to Piazza San Marco, and that experience was terrible. We spent two hours. They don't have air conditioning. You feel like a vapor bathroom. It's slowly ride. I know the price is good, but if you have a big family like me, I paid 75... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We arrived in Venice hot and tired from our other Italian travels. It was so great to have the passes so we didn't think about whether or not to hop on a boat whenever we were tired. We also did a sunset "tour' where we just spontaneously boat-hopped to get all around the islands. It is pricey but well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The vaporetto was the most convenient way to travel, especially between the airport and our apartment we rented during our long weekend in Venice. It is both Cost effective and a smooth ride! The staff was courteous, helping you on and off the boat and for those of us who do not have sea legs, helped get us to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We loved our trip to venice and the island movement was made so easy by veporetto services running 24 hours connecting the islands. We bought 72hour pass for 40 which was well used compared to single tickets which are 7.50. Having the pass help us get lost in the venetian lanes and then find the nearest waterboat stop and come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not a review as such. More a warning to fellow tourists. Don't try to buy vaporetto passes from the ticket machines in the baggage reclaim hall at the airport. I tried to buy three 72 hour passes. No tickets or receipt printed. I tried to find the 'owner' of the machines to see if no printouts meant no charge to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There's nothing complex about the Venice water busses. They provide an excellent, comfortable and frequent mode of transport around Venice itself and the islands in the lagoon. You need to be careful to go to the right pier, but tickets are a standard price and the route map is easy to understand, although you might need a magnifying glass to... More 

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Address: Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice

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