Post by Kate B Post by BrritSki Post by Btms
There was once much discussion here about the most economic way to travel
around Venice. It this intelligence is still here, I would be
hear it reprised.
Get a multi-day ticket for the vaporetto. If you really want to
experience a gondola, use a traghetto to cross the Grand Canal for a
few euros rather that spend €80.
Wot Britters sed. There is really no way other than feet to get round
most of the place, but taking a vaporetto can save your barking dogs,
and the traghetti are seriously useful and not to be missed. Take
Depends on when you're going. We've been on 4 separate occasions now and
haven't suffered a serious aqua alta yet...
You can also take a water bus from the airport (assuming you're arriving
that way rather than on the train), much cheaper than a private water
taxi and by far the best way to enter Venice.
For sightseeing, try these guys:
especially if Lucia is running the tour. She's Venetian and will tell
you things and show you places that more normal tours miss as well as
pointing out the best places to eat and drink. No charge, but they will
happily accept a tip a the end. We usually leave €20 each - well worth it...