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Santa Croce
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Address: Isola Nova del Tronchetto 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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The only way to travel.

Get a travel card for multiple days/journeys depending on the length of your stay aas its cheaper.They are a great way to get about and at least one journey by them is a must.They... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We made a 1 day pass at 20 euro and was enough for our 2 days trip to venice! We used all day to see all the tourist attractions in venice and also next morning to go in san marco to see the sunrise! Also, instead of a walk with gondola is more cheaper and the things you see are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is efficient and interesting - a great way to see and feel the city. Pack lightly and enjoy the close proximity of interesting people!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buy a day or multi day, depending on how long you are in Venice. The only way to see the Grand Canal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get a travel card for multiple days/journeys depending on the length of your stay aas its cheaper.They are a great way to get about and at least one journey by them is a must.They get very crowded though and the waiting platforms are rather wobbbly !! Remember like on the tube in London you must check in your ticket at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quick efficient way to get around Venice and once you master the ticket validation system, easy to use too. Great value for money and well worth buying an all day pass or longer depending on how long you are visiting. So easy to hop and off these really are water-borne buses! The routes are easy to follow and all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Boats come by every 10/15 minutes, simply walk on, walk off 20Euros gets you an all day, all routes pass. Great value and very relaxing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Used the main source of water transport while in Venice a couple of times. It is literally a bus on water. It is what the locals use for most trips. It is the most economical way around town and can give you great views of this amazing city. We took it to Murano for a day trip. Price 7.50 euro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Using the waterbus is easy just get a 1/2/3/7 day ticket and you just hop on and off as you want. Easiest way of getting around and was very frequent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In a city with no roads and cars, the way to get arund is by Vaporetto. There are only a few routes and the most popular is up and down the Grand Canal (route1). Stopping very reguarly (like busses) the vaporettos are an excellent way to see the City. There are several different payment options from single trip to multi... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great way to move around quickly get a day ticket which is really good value for money but make sure ticket validated each time before you board. take the No1 all along the Grand Canal

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.
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