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Venice Vaporetto

Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #70 of 217 Attractions in Venice
Type: Transportation
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Getting around Venice is primarily with your two feet which by the end of the day will be the most tired part of your body. You can offset soem of the fatigue by taking the Vapoterra, the water taxis, from stop to stop. Hop on and then hop off. Great way to travel the canals. At rush times the taxis... More

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Roscoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

First, if you are arriving at Marco Polo airport I suggest using the Alilaguna water bus to get to the island of Venice. It's an easy walk to the pier, when you come out of the airport go left and follow the walkway. Do not stop at the first water taxi's make sure you get to Alilaguna ticket booth unless... More

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Vaporettos can be crowded and not necessarily that cheap (unless you’re a local) but it’s the only way to travel if private water taxis are not on your list and if you don’t like walking: they’re essential if you want to visit other islands. For a grand view, the Number 1 travels along the Grand Canal: the number 4... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you have never been to Venice before, the best way to get around in the city is via water. And the vaporetto service is outstanding. Think of it like a subway system in any big city, except that you are on the water. There is probably room for 100 people or so on each boat. There are several different... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Today had the ugliest experience ever. Was fined by inspectors for not having a ticket. As there was no ticket office in Murano I asked at the ferry where could I get a ticket, I was told I could purchase on board. Got on with money in hand but apparently because I did not request a ticket immediately( I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Vaporetto is Venice official transportation and the cheapest way to use public transportation. To see Lidol or Murano island best to purchase a day pass which is much less than the water taxi!

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Moradabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The vaporetto is the best and cheapest way to see Venice if u don't want to walk. Buy a 24 hour pass and here u go.there are different water buses for different routes..u can even go to as far ad murano,,burano and torcello urself by this water bus which will save u a lot of money as the tours are... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We used it twice during our stay. First took the vaporetto from the airport to the main square. We must have chosen the wrong one, because it took quite awhile, but was scenic and interesting. It was a long, challenging ordeal finding our hotel after we disembarked, but that's a separate comical story; however, it made us wish we had... More

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Greenville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We purchased a combination bus transfer from the airport /36 hour vaporetto pass on line before our trip. There was some problems getting our pass at the vending machine at the airport, as the machine ran out of passes. We also discovered that our hotel was farther from the bus station than we anticipated and ended up hiring a porter... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a beautiful city! We walked the entire city over 3 days. We visited beautiful churches- St Marks being one. Beautiful Murano glass. it was so awesome to walk because you see so much and in Venice you have to walk. The food was great. We found a great café that we ended up eating at all 3 nights and... More

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