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by azz8206

I have been to Venice before but I have never been there with the alilaguna line. I will be arriving by train to Venice and will be leaving from Marco Polo airport. My question is, can I buy a ticket for the Alilaguna line in Venice to go to the airport and what stop should I wait for the waterbus?

Re: Alilaguna

by puerto_lover

Have you looked at the ALILAGUNA web site yet ? It has some information about the different routes they use to/from the airport.

This shows a PDF file for a MAP of the routes they operate.
ORANGE (Arancio)
BLU (Blue !)
ORO (Gold)

You can get a ticket at the ticket booth near the dock or on board. best to have the exact money ready. It arrives under the flight path around to a specific dock at the airport from where you have about a 10m minute walk to the airport building mostly under some cover in case of any rain.
It depends which stop is the most convenient for your journey to the airport. May not be St Marks Square.

Re: Alilaguna

by kathymof

The only problem with Alilaguna is that it will not get you to the airport in time for early morning flights. If your flight is not early morning, no problem.

Re: Alilaguna

by mmsterne

You can buy a ticket for the Alilaguna boat to the airport at several boat stops in Venice (Most popular being San Zaccaria and Fondamenta Nove.) However, you do not have to worry about it too far in advance since you can also buy a ticket aboard the boat.

But, do keep in mind that while taking a boat to Marco Polo could be romantic (in the Venetian style), it is expensive and not a necessity. The Piazzale Roma, a main transportation hub of Venice located about a five minutes walk away from the train station has several buses that run between Venice and Marco Polo. The buses leave every 20 minutes, take about half an hour to get to Marco Polo and cost between 1.50 Euros and 3.50 Euros.

Travel Tips for Venice

The Lions of Venice

by JetlagCity

A winged lion is the symbol of St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice who's buried in the Basilica di San Marco. Lions thus became the symbol of the city of Venice itself, when Venice ousted its former patron saint in favor of St. Mark over a thousand years ago. You'll see lions, both winged and regular, everywhere around the city if you keep your eyes open. You can also find them on the mainland and other islands around - basically anyplace that used to be part of the Venetian empire.

Like Trafalgar Square in...

by Andrew_Liu

Like Trafalgar Square in London, Tian An Men Square in Beijing, the St. Mark's Square is the place that tourists must visit in Venice. People often say Italy is the garden of Europe. And I have read in a tour guide book that Napoleon said St. Mark's Square is the most luxurious place on the world. Of course he couldn't travel everywhere of earth, but I still admire his sight when I came here. Luxurious facade of St. Mark's Church, famous Ducal Palace, lagoon, islands and rooms with red roof, the whole scene was into my view when I stood on the top of St. Mark's Bell Tower. The impression is so deep that I always bear in mind!

Venice Cards - Blue and Orange (save money)

by Trekki

Depending how long you will stay and what you like to do and see in Venezia, these cards might save you a lot of money. !! Careful: not to be confused with the Venice Card, which is available only for residents (of Venezia and Veneto)!
Venice Blue and Orange Card are available for 1, 2 or 7 days and include several free entrances or reduced entrances.

Venice Blue Card:
The blue card gives you free transport on all vaporettos of ACTV (including vaporettos to the islands of Burano, Murano, Torcello, San Michele, Sant’Erasmo, Lido, San Servolo, San Lazaro), and to the public toilet facilities in town, discounts on several exhibitions and shops which have the Venice Card sign at the entrance.
It is available as Junior Card (up to age 29) and as Senior Card (age 30 and higher).

Venice Orange Card:
The orange card, in addition, gives you free entry to all 10 municipal museums of Venezia (Palazzo Ducale, Museo Correr, Marciana Library, Archaelogical Museum, Ca’Rezzonico, Palazzo Mocenigo, Casa Carlo Goldoni, Ca’Pesaro, Museo Vetrario on Murano, Museo de Merletti on Burano).
If you purchase the 2 or 7 days card, you also get free access to the 16 churches associated with the Chorus Pass (see below). The Chorus Pass alone is 8 Euro (as of May 2007).
And you get discounts for several non-municipality owned exhibitions, such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Grassi, etc. The prices are given at the website (select blue or orange in the left navigation menu). Note that the website lists all places, where you can get discounts, and the location of the toilets as well.

If you are here for 7 or more days, the blue card definitely pays off, as you can travel to the islands as well, and it includes the use of the public toilets.
Compare prices with the 24, 48 and 72 hour ticket for Vaporetto lines – it might come cheaper if you buy the blue card:
72 hours vaporetto (excluding toilet use) is 30 Euro (as of May 2007), and with 55,90 Euro, the 7 days Blue Card is cheaper already than 2 x 72 hours vaporetto cards.
Toilets are 1 Euro each time.

Blue and Orange cards are also available with Alilaguna transport from the airport. But, this only pays if your hotel is located near Piazza San Marco or at Lido. The price for this airport transfer is 23 Euro more than without. Alilaguna one-way ticket to/from the airport is 12 Euro to Piazza San Marco; so you would save 1 Euro.

The cards can be bought online (with a discount of 2 Euro compared to buying in the city), at the airport or in the city at the main vaporetto stations or at the tourist offices.
I have chosen the Venice Blue Card, but didn’t buy it at the airport, as I was here for 12 days and wanted to use it until my last day. Also, as I stayed close to Fondamenat Nuove, my airport-transport was only 6 Euro with Alilaguna, so it would have not meant any saving for me.

Note that the cards need to be stamped prior to use.

Rialto Markets - Located in San Polo.

by Jerelis

Venice attracts some 20.000.000 tourists a year. Add in a local population of roughly 60.000 and you're talking about a big appetite for groceries. One of the most famous markets where Venetians do buy their own groceries is the Rialto Markets, in the sestiere of San Polo. San Polo is the smallest sestiere, but it's the 2nd most important area of the city in terms of historical importance and attractions for the visitors to Venice. In this district it is still customery to "live over the shop", which means that dwellings and workplaces are often combined. But it's also one of the most confusing parts of the city to navigate through.

This sestiere runs to the east of the Rio di San Polo to the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge). San Polo has been the liveliest quarter of Venice since the 11th century when it became the centre for the city's markets. Even up till today it's still home to the Rialto Market, which used to be the centre of trade and commerce for the Venetian Empire. Today, from Tuesday to Saterday in the morning hours there is still a major market here besides the Ponte di Rialto. The fish market offers remarkably good value for money.

Rialto Markets, San Polo

From the vaporetto stop at Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge) cross the bridge and work your way to the right and you’ll encounter the Erberia along the water and the Pescheria is further along.

Opening hours:
Pescaria (fish market):
07:30 am – 12:00 pm
Erbaria (vegetable market):
07:30 am – 13:00 pm

Doge's Palace

by sim1

In this view from Basilica di San Marco you can see the Doge'' Palace.
The Doge's Palace is an absolute must see.... unfortunately I didn''t go here. So maybe this is a great excuse to return to Venice and go there next time! Hahaha, I wouldn't mind, because I love Venice!

The Doge'' Palace has façades which date from 1309-1424, designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon. The building of the palace started in the ninth century, was several times rebuilt, and completed in the Renaissance period. The façades, with a total length of nearly 152 m (500 ft), have open arcades in the two lower storeys. The third storey was rebuilt after a fire in the sixteenth century.


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