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“Visiting Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo”
Review of Vaporetto

Vaporetto
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$94.47*
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat
Ranked #1 of 23 Transportation in Venice
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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 city bus on wheels, but with a far better view. Follow us on social network search for "muoversivenezia"
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Once we had been in Venice for a day and had our bearings, we got a 36 hour ticket for the water bus in order to see as much of the area as possible without paying for expensive tours. The boats are sometimes crowded, hot and sweaty, but a good way to get about at reasonable cost. We visited Murano ( OK, dominated by the famous glass works with their touts and outlets) and Burano (exceptionally pretty). On the journey from Murano to Burano, the boat stops at Mazzorbo before going to Torchello, then Burano. If you want to skip Torchello, get off at Mazzorbo. Everyone will think you are getting off at the wrong stop but persevere. There seems very little to see, but it is pretty, peaceful after the crowded boat journey, and has a good cafe/restaurant alongside the canal which makes a good lunch stop. You then take the short walk over the bridge to Burano. Burano is a jumble of brightly-coloured cottages, lace shops, canals and waterfront, and seems to have more character than Murano.

On our last day we just got on random boats and stood on deck, watching the sights go by. If you have a guide book you can effectively make your own tour. After travelling around Venice we went over to Lido, where there is a sandy public beach about 15-20 minutes walk from the first boat stop (I suspect there are better stops and/or a bus to the beach but we were just meandering). Lots of hotels/restaurants/bars etc, the Venetian sea-side but not tacky. Our final boat was down the Grand Canal.

As long as the weather is fine and you can get a spot on deck for all but the longest journeys, this is a great way to spend some time and see the sights.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Getting around Venice different than most anywhere else, to get around you walk or ride on boats. The Vaporetto will get you from here to there, but is crowded and hot inside. Necessary but nothing elegant.

Thank Palman13
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We spent 3 Days in Venice trying to get lost in the streets so that we could find the best bits of this interesting City.
We worked out that if we got to lost the Vaporetto would get us back to an area we knew better with out any fuss.

The Vaporetto is effectively a Water Bus a great way to see the sights and get close to the people of Venice.

It is important to get a ticket as the fines for traveling without one are quite steep. The Ticket inspectors are a regular occurrence dutpring the time we were there.

Tickets are available from local shops

1  Thank Robert J H B
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

very convenient when you have few days in venice. we took 72hours ticket, for 35e. worth it much more then paying 6,5e for one ticket each time you want to use it.
for 3 days we saw all parts of venice, and also the islands around. and, because we also walked a lot, it was a perfect solution to take a rest and see much more from the vaporetto.

2  Thank Tamara V
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Vaporetto stop by the train station was very convenient. Easy way to get around if you are not in a hurry.

Thank Jake F
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