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July 11, 2001
From journal The "Wander" and Wonder of Venice
July 28, 2005
From journal City on the Water
Cary, North Carolina
July 1, 2004
From journal Ahhhh, Venice!
Santa Monica, California
June 1, 2003
From journal Venice - My favorite City in Europe
July 5, 2001
A typical daytime gondola ride, lasting about 50 minutes, should cost about 80,000L. The price goes up for a nighttime cruise, or for the singing which makes the gondoliers so famous. ~~~~ Settle on a price before embarking. Some gondoliers are rude, so just walk away. There is always another just around the corner. ~~~~ Our gondola ride went through the Grand Canal, and we got to see many of the famous sights and bridges. Some gondolas are also fitted out for a moonlit picnic under the stars--the perfect end to a day in Venice.
From journal VENICE: Expensive Enchantment
February 9, 2003
From journal An afternoon in Italy
by Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona
November 15, 2000
Board the vaporetto outside the train station at the Piazzale Roma. Take either route 1 or route 82 and be sure to check the direction in which your boat is going! (We went off in the wrong direction on our first trip.) You will want to take one headed toward San Marco.
Once aboard, the best location for picture takers is either at the very front or very back of the vaporetto. Locals prefer to stand inside, near the middle. (Perhaps they‘ve seen it all, and have decided to let us have a look.)
If possible, make the trip in the early morning and watch the city awaken. Small boats of every ilk and variety deliver fruits, vegetables, groceries and all manner of goods to local shops and merchants. Businessmen and shopkeepers hurry to begin their business day. An endless pageant of activity passes as the canal snakes 2.5 miles through the heart of Venice.
Stops are made at San Marcuola, the Rialto, San Toma, San Samuele and the Academia. If this is your first trip to Venice, I recommend that you stay aboard all the way to Piazza San Marco. But if you are inclined for a stop, the Academia and the Rialto offer convenient breaks and marvelous views along the way. Perhaps you will want to see some of the palaces on the opposite side of the canal on your return trip.
Vaporettos run at most hours of the day and night, and another wonderful, albeit altogether different experience awaits on a nighttime ride as the twinkling lights illuminate the canal and this magical city.
You can find information about vaporetto fares, routes and schedules at their web site http://www.actv.it/
From journal What to do in Venice?
Oxford, United Kingdom
August 11, 2011
Cruising The Eastern Med-Again!
Moscow, Moskva, Russia
October 1, 2010
From journal The Souls of Venice
by Elina Lagios
Kineta, Attica, Greece
August 16, 2010