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traveller1234blog travelle…
1 reviews
Cheaper transportation by water taxi Jul 24, 2008
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You need to buy Travel card which is valid for 12 hr - 14 Euros, 24 hr - 16 Euros, 2 days or 3 days for local transport in venice.

For more information on Venice check my blog

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Meghana

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petrarchanprincess petrarch…
34 reviews
Jun 13, 2006
So a lot of people think that the taxis are the cheapest way to get around, but actually using the bus system is the way to go (aka Vaparetto). As per regular Italian ways, you buy your bus ticket before boarding. It's a lot cheaper than using a taxi, and it's also really easy to figure out which route you need because there aren't very many and the maps area really easy to follow. These public transports only get you around the main parts of Venice, and for the rest of the city it is up to you to walk around and explore, which I thought was the greatest part about Venice! Like Rick Steves says, you can get as lost as you want because you're on an island! Also, if you ever get turned around, people are very helpful at telling you where to go next.

If you want a great tour of the grand canal, take the 1 or the 82. They go down the grand canal, the 1 is slower. Tickets are 5 Euro and last 90 min. Or, the best bet is a 24 hour pass for 10.50 or if you'll be there longer, the 72 hour pass for 22. Make sure your ticket is time stamped before you get on the boat too, or else you can get a fine.

If you want to go to Murano or Burano, there are also Vaporetti for those islands, the one to Burano comes and goes every hour, which is the perfect amount of time for such a lovely small island. You can also get to Murano for free if you go in one of the boats for one of the companies on the island...they try and sell you stuff at the end, but you have no obligation to buy, plus you get to see some cool glassworks, and you can get back by vaporetti as well.

Hope this helps!
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petrarchanprincess says:
Well, I think Rick talks about tipping on his website, but he for sure talks about it in his book. Essentially, if you order food at a counter, don't tip. Most Italians don't tip at all really. Some restaurants say if the tip is included "pane e coperto" (bread and cover charge)or "servizio incluso" service included. If this is the case and you still want to tip because they were so great, throw in one or 2 euro. If this is NOT included, you could tip 5-10 percent, or leave the change from your bill. But always make sure to tip with cash, even if you pay on credit card, or else the server might not get it...mak sure you hand it to them or leave it on the table. Waiters are paid very well in Italy because it is a profession, so don't feel stingy about it, that's the way it works! Hope you enjoy the lovely cuisine!
Posted on: May 22, 2007
tm16dana says:
Thank you for your answers. I will check out Rick's site and try "to get lost" in Venice in August. :) I'll write a blog when I'm back.
One further questions: as you already been there, what is the reaction of Italian people about the money tips?
Thanks again!
Posted on: May 22, 2007
lalitsingh99 says:
The 24 hour pass is the best option. and the real beauty of Venice can be admired on foot.
Venice is a walker's paradise. Its small, easy to cover but the maps can be a bit confusing at first, but nothing to fear. There’s only so much ground to get lost. Narrow lanes, by-lanes and bridges, some no longer than 12 feet, connecting them.
Have a great time!!
Posted on: May 22, 2007

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