In March of 2022, our very own Commercial Executive Michael took a trip to Venice to visit a few of our hotel partners and delve deeper into this famous Italian city.
Venice is famous for being a city of canals. In fact, there are no roads at all past Piazzale Roma, meaning you never have to worry about driving or traffic. Instead, all public transport is in the form of waterbuses called ‘vaporetto.’ A single ticket costs €7.50*, whilst a day pass costs €20*, going up by €10* each subsequent day, so if you plan to use the vaporetto more than a couple of times a day, it is well worth buying a 1, 2- or 3-day pass. Significantly more costly, but offering a direct route, are the water taxis, which are readily available in the key tourist hotspots.
An iconic vaporetto to catch is Line 1. Departing from Piazzale Roma at the entrance to Venice, meandering down the Grand Canal, and if you stay onboard taking you down Venice Lagoon all the way to Lido di Venezia. This trip gives you a great introductory feel for the city and some signature views of some of Venice’s most scenic tourist spots: Chiesa di San Simeon Piccolo, Rialto Bridge, Palazzo Grassi, Ponte dell'Accademia Bridge, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and Palazzo Ducale to name a few.
* Prices are correct as of March2022