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Venice Vaporetto

Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #74 of 215 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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Maplewood, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

No visit to Venice is complete without a ride on the Vaporetto. The Line 1 makes every stop along the Grand Canal and its a great line to take if you are hopping on and off to visit historic sites. We got the 2 day Card for 30 euros so that we could go to Murano and Burano as well.... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It works what ever people say. Gets you around Venice with the minimum of fuss and just works!! Noisy as well but easiest and cheapest way of seeing Venice and it's surrounding islands.

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PRC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Might be high season with too many tourist, they were very packed and not convenice with big luggage, for three of us. Besides, schedule was not frequency in late night and be careful or take extra hr to return Besides, they were not so clean particularly in the evening. Of course, pls buy day pass and it is a must!

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Long Bennington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The day or week ticket on the vaporetti is worth the price. You see all the apparent decay of the buildings, but look through the windows (best at evening) and see the chandeliers from Murano shining on the interiors. Good for a rest after the trudge of sight seeing too - take number 1 for the slow train, or number... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We purchased day ticket and on counter we were told that we can ride any bus. When we got in tickets were checked and were fined 52 Euro per person for not validating tickets, we obviously did not see the signs to validate tickets. This is surely a trap and money making tactics as tourists like us with young children.... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you want to see the true Venice, the Venice of the Venicians, you must walk, and walk, and keep on walking . Walk in Accademia area. Truly beautiful and its squares are very lively but not overcrowed as around Il Ponte del Rialto or St. Mark Place. Also restaurants have better food and more interesting prices. When you need... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Venice!Beautifull small and amazing city (on the water)in spain.I was in venice in the end of march 2014.City with tourists from around the world.Squares,shops...But the all of all is that the city is build on the water.The city with cannals,i can't tell you,and i can't draw it to you. You need to see with your own eyes! thank you

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kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

in may 14 we visited venice for 4 days, the weather was good (21) and clear with a slight breeze. from other visits later in the year I would say its the best time. not too hot, not too humid and other than the real hotspots not all that crowded. my tip would be get a 72 hours ticket for... More

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Boise, Idaho
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The man in the ticket booth (out in front of the train station) was extremely rude and wouldn't answer our questions. He just shouted "Madam, over there!", pointing to where we needed to stand. The taxi came up immediately, we boarded a VERY crowded taxi (not knowing we needed to validate our tickets), got within 50 yards of our stop,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As I read on a travel site, don't overspend on the Vaporetto. We were there for 3 days and used the Vaporetto a total of 3 times - once from the train station to our hotel, once from Canneragio and once from the island of Murano. That's three one way fares for a total of 21 euros, which is much... More

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