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Taking your own car to Venice

Venice is a pedestrian city. Longer distances are travelled on the water. You won’t see any cars, busses, motor cycles or even the scooters that are ubiquitous in other Italian towns, in the historic part of the town. So what do you do, if you used your own car to get to Venice? You leave […]

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Watertaxi cabs in Venice

Water taxi cabs in Venice are small motor boats with a comfortable, roofed cabin that provide a convenient way to get form the airport, train station or harbor to the hotel without having to rely on public transportation.  The boats come in three sizes that fit 1-4, 5-6, and 7-10 people respectively. The rates for […]

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Public transportation in Venice – Buses

The company ACTV provides public transportation in the Greater Venice region which includes boat- and ferry services in the historic town itself, and bus services on the mainland. The bus fleet consists of 600 buses that together travel about 31.5 Million kilometers each year. In addition to the bus lines on the mainland there is […]

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Public transportation in Venice: boat and ferry service

There are no streets that are wide enough to allow bus traffic in the historic part of Venice. Public transportation therefore happens in small boats called waterbuses and bigger passenger ferries that can hold more people. The waterbus and ferry service in Venice is provided by the company ACTV. There are also a few car […]

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Gondolas

Venice wouldn’t be Venice wihtout its Gondolas. Anyone thinking of Venice is most likely to think of one of the shiny black Gondolas with its standing Gondoliere in black trousers, striped shirt and straw hat. While Gondolas use to be the most important means of transportation, nowadays they are mostly used for tourists. Only along […]

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