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Santa Croce
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Address: Isola Nova del Tronchetto 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 272 2111
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same...

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.

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Easiest Way to Circumnavigate Venice

By far this is the easiest way to circumnavigate Venice if your arriving/departing with luggage. The only other alternative is to haul your bags around Venice. For the price you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The single trip ticket costs E7.50. A full day pass is E20. The local Venetians pay about 1/6 of this amount. Otherwise, easy to figure out, moderately fast, and quite convenient. No extra charge for 1 suitcase.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simple advice for Venice-use the Water busses; took No1 from Pl de Roma to Lido and then took the 4.2 back for a memorable trip. Used the water buses throughout the trip.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The vaporetto is very easy to use and there's only a very short waiting period; they come frequently. We were in Venice for 8 days, and the 7 day pass was extremely useful. It's a great way to see Venice, as you can get off at any stop and explore that area, and get back on later. It's fun to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far this is the easiest way to circumnavigate Venice if your arriving/departing with luggage. The only other alternative is to haul your bags around Venice. For the price you can't go wrong. There are plenty of stops, so there's no problems getting you close to your lodging.

Thank Robert R
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is the way to get around Venice. It can save many minutes of walking and after a stop or two you can probably get a seat. Buy the multiday pass and utilize this gem.

Thank WmECamp
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Buy a pass, hop on and off all up and down the Grand Canal, take a cruise to Murano or Lido, just to enjoy a boat ride.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We pre-purchased our vouchers from the Venezia Unica website, which allowed us to print our passes from any ACTV automated ticket machine once we arrived in Venice. If you qualify for the "Rolling Venice" ticket, it's definitely the way to go - 29 euro for a 72-hour pass plus discounts to select museums & restaurants. (A standard 72-hour pass is... More 

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When I was in Venice before this was a great way how to get around and cheap.After the years prices went up.One ride is now 7.50 euro.Is more economic to buy a tourist transportation pass for a day or two (20 euro per day). Still cheaper than water taxi.Is great to take Vaporetto from stop to stop..take off and explore... More 

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Definitely worth getting a 24/36/48 hour pass - works out a lot cheaper if you are taking more than a single trip. Great way to see more of the water ways

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Sydney, Australia
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Overcrowded and very basic, this ferry style of canal transport is the only economical way to move around this wonderful city

Thank Alan P

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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 neighbourhood identity.
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