to get around
Venice is a town built on water, the public transportation is
made of boats and the most common way to go from one place to
the other is by foot.In this page you will find a few tips on
how to get around.
enough, the main way of getting around Venice is on foot. Venice
is a small city and you can walk from one end to the other in
40 minutes; in doing so you can really appreciate the beauty of
this enchanting city, cross its bridges and walk along its narrow
and mysterious alleys. The only means of transportation in Venice
is boats. For everyday travel you can use the public water buses
( vaporetto and motoscafo ) or the gondola ferry across the Grand
Canal. Water taxis are expensive but are very fast and they take
you along the smaller canals, offering an alternative view of
ACTV vaporetto and motoscafo waterbuses run frequently. To see
maps of selected routes and ticket prices see
the venetian public transportation web site.
are available from ticket offices at some stops as well as on
board, at some tobacconists, newsagents, bars.
want to treat yourself right and spend a little money in doing
so, take a water taxi! They are much more expensive than the vaporetti
but they take you wherever you need to go in no time at all.
the bridges over the Grand Canal were not built yet, the only
way to cross it was the gondola. Nowadays there are three bridges
crossing the Grand Canal, Rialto, Scalzi and Accademia, and seven
points along the Grand Canal from where you can catch the gondola
ferry (traghetto) and go across it. The fare is 60 cents.