Hotel Al Duca di Venezia

Santa Croce, 1739, Fontego dei Turchi, Venice, 30135, Italy
Hotel Al Duca di Venezia
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Transportation Fares

by hawkhead

On the ACTV website, under "Tariff - Vaporetto" it lists "Main ACTV fares applicable from 01/03/08", amongst which are

Ordinary Fares: Euro 6.50 Water Services Ticket(all services, valid 60 minutes, including one item of luggage)


On the second page

Euro 1.10 - Single Fare Waterborne Services (all services, valid 75 minutes)

Euro 10 - 10- Journey Discount booklet - Water Services (as above)

We are going to be in Venice for over a month and for a variety of reasons, the discount booklet would appear to be the most appropriate for our needs. We intend travelling by feet most of the time but would like to take water transport occasionally. The Tourist Travel Cards are of no use to us.

My question is: a)In the Venice forum and on other sites, I have only heard mention of the Euro 6.50 fare, so are the two other fares/booklets not around any more?
b) Given that the Euro 6.50 is valid for less time than the Euro 1.10 single fare waterborne services ticket, why do people buy the Euro 6.50 ticket?
c) Or is the Euro 1.10 ticket only for those with some sort of special card?

The more I think, the more I try to unscramble, the more confused I become. I would welcome any clarification from anyone, especially someone who has been to Venice recently and/or for several weeks.

Re: Transportation Fares

by leics

I think (and I may be wrong) that the 1.10 fare is for land buses only.

(scroll down). The ACTV fares page won't display for me, but it may be an error on the siteto suggest those fares for vaporetti.

I know that they were bringing in (or may already have done)the equivalent of an Oystercard for residents, and that they get discounts on waterbuses as well.

Re: Transportation Fares

by hawkhead

Thanks Leics. However, at the bottom of that page is a link for ACTV vaporetto fares and that is where I found all the info. This may be what doesn't download for you.

If it does, would you mind having a quick dekko and seeing what conclusion you come to!!

And it lists:

E 1.10 - single fare waterborne services
E 1.70 - ticket for land+water
E 10. - 10 journey discount booklet, water services
E 14 - 10 journey discount booklet, land + water

Plus there a Travel card - Monthly for one area Lagoon services

ordinary E 28.00 - which I assume would include us ordinary mortals
Employees E 24.00
students E 20.00

I'd really appreciate a second opinion before I tackle the appropriate office of Hellovenezia!!

Re: Transportation Fares

by leics

No, it still won't play.

No idea why.

Seriously doubt that vaporetto fares are 1.10 though.

Re: Transportation Fares

by mccalpin

In looking at the Italian side of the ACTV website, it looks to me that the surprisingly cheap fares (like the 1.10 euro) are only for holders of the CartaVenezia card. Now, unlike some places where only residents can get the card, it seems that non-residents can also get the card - for 40 euro(!). It's 10 euro for residents of the Veneto and free for residents of Venice itself.

So, the 1.10 euro is available to you if you pay 40 euro up front...not a good deal for most tourists who aren't in town long enough to make it pay. In your case, if you are there over a month, it may work out, since the various tourists passes are cheaper than the 40 euro, but last only 3 days at the most...

Does this make more sense?


Re: Transportation Fares

by hawkhead

Yes, thank you, McAlpin, it does make more sense and is, indeed, what I suspected, although it is not at all clear. I think we'll just use feet! I doubt if we would need to use the water transport enough to make the Euro 40 outlay worthwhile. Any ideas about the Travel Cards (NOT the tourist Travel Cards but the other ones)? I have printed out all the pages on the various fares and will just have it to hand when I tackle the buying process at the Hellovenezia office. Will report further in February if there is a cheaper version than shelling out Euro 6.50 for each trip!! A gold-plated trip.......
Also thank you Leics!

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The Grand Canal, also known as...

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Bocca di Leone

by Jefie

Here's another interesting custom unique to Venice (as far as I know) that's no longer in practice. The doges devised the "Bocca di Leone" (lion's mouth) as a way to encourage Venitians to denunciate fellow citizens who had committed a crime or a fraud and thus contribute to maintaining order in the Republic. The letters of denunciations had to be signed in front of a witness, but they could then be discreetly inserted in a Bocca di Leone, which were found in different areas of the city. The authorities would then study the letters received and arrest the guilty party if the allegations seemed serious enough. Other than the plaintiff and the witness, no one would ever know who had made the denunciation - while this might seem like a good way to get rid of an annoying neighbor, it's important to know that there also was a price to pay for those who had made false accusations!

The most famous Bocca di Leone can be found in the Palazzo Ducale's courtyard, but we spotted another one near the church of Santa Maria della Visitazione in the Dorsoduro area.

Packing List

by srchlc

If you are staying in Venice pack light because you are lugging that luggage with you everywhere and these are small island connected by bridge, after bridge, after bridge. Tuck a pancho or good size umbrella into your bag because Venice is miserable in the rain. People with Kiddos: Be prepared. You will be pushing a stroller then lifting it. Push. Lift. Push. Lift. These are islands with lots of bridges. Have another adult to help or you will be miserable.

If you are traveling by car: They are two parking lots. We have always parked at Tronchetto which is to your left immediately after you cross the large bridge from the mainland. It costs about 18 Euro for 24 hrs.


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