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by leevaughan

Hi guys

We are arriving by Ferry from Porec to Venice on 9/09, and staying in a hotel about 5 minutes from the railway station...We want to stay near the station as we are off to Milan the next day ...what is the approx. distance from where the Ferry pulls in and the railway station and also what transport should we take to get to the hotel? There are 4 of us with a luggage to boot !!!

Thanx heaps

Re: Distance

by murdocgj

Have a look at
It answers just about any question you might have.

Re: Distance

by bekerovka

It depends if you'll catch a ferry or an hydrofoil but both terminals are less than one KM from railstation. I think the line Porec-Venice is by hidrofoil but I'm not sure.
1)Ferry option:
Taxi cab (about 2 minutes trip)
- Bus n. 6/ stopping just outside the entrance to the passenger port.
- Shuttle bus to Piazzale Roma from the ferry terminal but not every day.
In Piazzale Roma walk 200m. and you are in railstation
2)Hydrofoil option:
From Terminal S. Basilio to Piazzale Roma and Railstation, there are public water buses(Vaporetto) line#2
- Taxi cab (about 2 minutes trip)
- On foot (about 15 minutes trip)
Hope this helps
Ciao, Marco

Re: Distance

by hawkhead

Also: I know it says "cruise terminal" but if you go to the bottom of that page and click on the link, it will give you more general info. I have read that from the ferry port to the ferrovia is walkable, perhaps 10-15 minutes but I have no idea of the terrain. I should imagine that, as it is a new area and will cater for transfers, it is doable with wheeled luggage. However, when I was last at the Ferrovia I saw lots of vaporetti coming and going from Tronchetto which is the ferry port. So, as one of the websites also says you can take a vaporetto and/or water taxi this is also an option from the port to the station. It's only two stops and will cost €6.50. If you can find out more info, walking is the option I would choose. If your hotel is 5 minutes from the railway station, then the transport you will use will be your feet.

Re: Distance

by bekerovka

I'm here again... Confirmed: Porec-Venice lines pull in at terminal San Basilio. There are also other two Vaporetto lines to railstation:#61 and #82

Travel Tips for Venice

Get lost!

by stfan

And I mean it. Just walk around and try to find your way. It is amazing, you see so many nice buildings and things you wouldnt see otherwise. When I was searching for the Salute church I didnt know where I was going or even where I was! But then I made a turn and there it was! Its amazing. Also when I was searching for San Marc's Square. I thought I was going the wrong way and I was gonna go back but then I saw it.

Now, thats Venice!

Linger in Saint Mark's Square....

by worldkiwi

Linger in Saint Mark's Square. If you can't afford to sit and have a drink in the square (a huge rip-off), just wander around. Enjoy the beautiful music being played by the musicians. There are two groups of them that play on either side of the square for the patrons of two different restaurants. The music is wonderful and just sets the scene.
Of course there is the facade of Saint Mark's itself, which sparkles gold in the sunset and the bricks of the tower turn a warm orange. Watch out for the pigeons.

Murano This is one of the...

by chrissyalex

Murano This is one of the most famous islands in the Venetian Lagoon due to the world famous Murano glass produced here. The blown glass was orginally produced in Venice but a state decree many years ago ordered the removal of many of the furnaces to Murano because they had caused a great number of fires.


by travelgourmet

Carneval di Venezia ( Carnival of Venice ) is a must visit at least once in your lifetime, and to get into the spirit of things, a mask is a must. Venice has seen some form of mask going back to the twelveth century but it was in 1608 that the mask was deemed proper for only the Carneval or official functions. Today, the Carneval di Venezia takes place in February of each year.

Mask making is done by masters of the craft and only a handful are considered the best. One of the artist's that has an amazing store and design shop across the small cobblestone walkway from each other is, Hamid, owner of Ca' del Sol. His designs are not only masks to wear but art work that can grace the walls of your home, office, or business. Every type of mask is made by Hamid and his staff and you will find Hamid in his store to help you decide which mask style, size, and shape is best for you. If you plan to be in Venice during the "Carnival" stop by and see the beautiful and the grotesque masks that are available to purchase as well as costumes to wear. If you visit Venice anytime of the year, the mask makers shops are a must see to re-live the past customs of Venice and prepare for the future fun making days of Carneval. Ca' del Sol is located at Castello, 4964 (S. Zaccaria-Fond. Osmarin). Look for Hamid and his craftsperson, Mercedes, and say hello from travelgourmet.

The famous Greek horses

by sim1

The famous Greek horses. I think they are absolutely beautiful! These are the original horses and are on display in the Museum at the Basilica. They have been removed from the outside because of terrible damage from the weather. Duplicates of the horses were created and took their place on the basilica's terrace.

A "quadriga", with quadri- meaning four in Latin, is a four horsed chariot. The Romans and Greeks used the symbol of the quadriga a lot, for example on vases. This is not so surprising, as in the classical mythology, quadrigas were the vehicles of the gods.

This is the only surviving ancient quardriga in the world. But you might have seen the quadriga in various other famous places as well. These 'modern' quadrigas are all based on the one here in Venice. In my most recent trip to the USA I spotted a beautiful quadriga, called "The Progress of the State" on top of the State Capitol in Saint Paul. Other examples of a quadriga are the one on top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris, on top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (unfortunately I don't have a photo of this one, as the Gate was under restoration at the time). And maybe I should also mention the quadrigas at the Semperoper in Dresden, Germany, the famous one on top of the Wellington Arch in London and of course I shouldn't forget the one on the Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome either.


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