Transport in Venice
• Transport in Venice
As you know, there are no cars in Venice. The island part of the city can move only on foot or by water. And familiar to us ground transportation is available on the mainland of the city, called Mestre, and Lido. Here you can ride on trains, buses, trams and even metro line which consists of three stations.
Venice can be reached by car and leave it in the parking lot. Here come the cruise ships, trains and buses.
In Venice only one tram line.
It connects the center of the district of Mestre and Venice island.
Tram in Venice appeared recently - in 2014.
A much broader presented in Mestre bus network. Just a mainland part of the city and at the Lido island about a hundred bus routes.
There are also shuttle buses linking Venice to the airports and the small towns nearby. A ticket to the airport costs € 8.
For 40 euros you can get to the airport by taxi.
This Venice Station. Terrible building.
Getting to Venice by train, you can. Old train.
But the train is good that from its windows you can comfortably watch all the beauty of Italy. The new train.
Since no transport on the island there with suitcases have to go through the streets on foot. Or take on Porter's Square with the cart.
In the island of Venice, you can move only on foot or by water. In the case of water, there are several options: shuttle vaporetto boats, boats and gondolas.
intensity of movement, surprisingly, they do not collide. Although, they say, that constantly collide, even someone drowning.
The most popular vehicles in the island of Venice - a vaporetto.
The vaporetto ply the Grand Canal and between the islands. Most of the routes - ring. Some of them - the usual, that is, stopping each pier, the other part - express routes make stops only in the most crowded places.
on the price of admission. Single tickets vaporetto valid for 75 minutes - 7, 50 euros; the same ticket for the tram, bus or subway - 1, 50 euros. Tickets for the vaporetto can be bought over the Internet, in the office or in the self-service machines. It is most advantageous to buy a ticket for 60 euros per week. Another option - to local people, if you have a map of Venice, each trip will be one and a half euros.
Total vaporetto routes about 25, each pier weighs detailed schedule vaporetto movement. In addition, a full schedule can be downloaded from the management company or a special mobile application.
People out at the bus stop.
Sometimes the fog descends Venice, and at this time the vaporetto can change their schedule due to poor visibility. If it is less than 150 meters, the Management Company decides to restrict, suspend or divide ships routes.
Local taxi drivers and go through the channels on the boat. Each house are colored poles, which is convenient to tie the boat.
A taxi costs some unimaginable money.
Utilities also go boating. Among them - Dump company. Garbage cans on wheels.
Scavengers on a certain day to carry tanks berths.
Where they are discharged into the special refuse collection vehicle.
Services ambulance moved through the narrow streets on foot.
Then the patient being taken to the boat.
Where the result is transferred to a machine that is already driven to the hospital.
Mail also down. By the way, in Venice, there is no delivery. You can not order a pizza home)
Berth in the opera.
Well, the most famous Venetian means of transport - the gondola. If earlier it was the main transportation in Venice, now serves more than entertainment purposes.
They first appeared in Venice in the VII century. In the noble Venetian masters had their own personal gondola. Know competed among themselves who gondola skilfully made and beautifully decorated. Therefore, as a rule, these boats were hung with a fringe and trimmed with velvet and lace. However, in 1562, in memory of another plague all gondolas decided to paint in black.
not so easy to become a gondolier in Venice. This is because usually the gondola management license is transmitted from father to son. The training program lasts six months gondolier, besides boat management skills they need to pass the tests in English, geography Venice and Law of the Sea. Basically, all the gondoliers - men. The first certified woman gondolier in Venice, appeared only in 2009.
In the right gondoliers must be striped top.
Gondola can accommodate a maximum of 5-6 people, and a half-hour walk on it costs 80 or 100 euros. Therefore, it is most advantageous to hire a gondolier company.
Also, the channels are floating small gondola called tragetto. They perform the function of the ferries, that is relocating residents and tourists from one bank to another channel. It is very convenient in case you're too lazy to walk to the nearest bridge. It costs 2 euros for tourists or 70 cents for local residents or owners of Venice cards.