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Venice Vaporetto

Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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As featured in Venice on a budget
Ranked #74 of 214 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 July 27, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Lido and used vaporetto to go around. I suggest you buy a day or 3 day pass and you can use it to go to all the islands any number of times. Make sure you have a Schedule with you and see how many stops it makes. Shortest trip from Lido to San Marco is 15 minutes.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We used it many times during our 2 day stay in Venice. It was quite crowded most of the time but that is par for the course for Venice in June. Wish we could have used the faster #2 vaporetto but given the place we stayed at was closer to a #1 vaporetto stop, we always ended up on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband I I took a weekend break to Venice and were keen to see as much of this beautiful city as possible in the short time we had. We decided to buy a water bus pass for 24 hours, allowing us to hop on and off as many times as we liked for this period for only 20euro. We... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Especially if you don't have the money to take (ship) taxis or even gondolas, you cannot avoid the vaporetto system. It is quite useful and you learn quickly, how to use it - eg to prefer the Nr. 2 to the Nr. 1, when you want to see the canale grande, but not stop at every 100 meters... Also useful... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Once you figure out the vaporetto system, it is the best way to get around Venice (besides walking). We bought the 36 hour pass and we got on and off whenever and wherever we wanted. Rick Steves even does an audio tour for the Grand Canal using the vaporetto. It was actually a good way to learn the system (at... More

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Some people fill your head with non-sense about the water smelling, or the be careful with pick pockets. OK here is the truth Venice is beautiful the water is milky but it does not smell like they say it does. As per the pick pockets I went around the city and even got lost at night with my girl and... More

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to see Venice. Tour the grand, or get off and on at stops like the Rialto bridge. Head to saint marks square, or anywhere. Easy follow, the routes. Just remember if you are on a cruise ship on a Sunday night the people mover,( which gets you to the water buses) stops early. It can... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you are just buying a one way ticket, its pricey (believe its $7 Euros) but it pays to buy a couple days, 12 or 24 hour pass that way you can hop on and hop off. I purchased the 24 hour pass for $20 Euros and got my money's worth. The people selling the tickets I found to be... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The vaporetto is crowded, but very authentic. It only travels the wide canals; not the "capillars". Take no. 4.1 or 4.2 around all of Venice to get an impression of the circumference.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the city bus of Venice. You can travel throughout the city on the Vapoetto as well as travel out of the city itself to Murano and Burano Islands (forget the expensive tour out to these places). The service is good and the map of the routes is easily understandable. If you are there for any length of time... More

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