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Venice, fantastically beautiful and sinfully expensive
Like last year with the Camaro, this year I went to Italy by car. Besides Lake Garda, Venice and Verona were other destinations, about which I would like to report in a post. Posts about Malcesine and Limone on Lake Garda can already be found in my block.
Directions & Parking
Those who arrive by car can not avoid the question of parking, because vehicles are not allowed on the island. At least road vehicles, because roads on which you could drive a car do not exist. One has different possibilities to park his vehicle. Which one to use depends mainly on your wallet, convenience and the duration / time you want to spend in the lagoon city. The cheapest alternative would be Green Park, here the parking costs €6,-/24h. Disadvantage, you still have to take the bus to the ferries and then the ferry or water bus to the respective destination. However, one is still very far away from the actual destination, also in terms of time. Advance reservation is requested. Tronchetto is the golden road. One is already over the big bridge, thus saves the bus and can directly get on the ferries or water buses. The pitch here cost €22,-/24h A reservation here is not required. If you want to have it even more comfortable and price-intensive, the garage San Marco for €48, -/24h welcomes you.
In Venice itself, many means of transport vie for the favor of the passenger. Those who want to get around with luggage and in the cheapest way take the water buses (vaporetti). . Although they stop every 50 meters alternately right and left on the Grand Canal, but it is definitely not cheaper for you.
A single ride costs 7.50 euros per peson and per ride. The duration of the ride must NOT exceed 75 minutes. One suitcase is included in the price. If you are staying longer in Venice, it may be worthwhile to purchase a multi-day ticket. A 24 hours ticket costs 21,00 Euro A 2 day ticket costs 30,00 Euro A 3 day ticket costs 40,00 Euro A 7 day ticket costs 60,00 Euro The 24 hours ticket is valid from March 2022 incl. the Italian railroad Trenitalia (but only in the urban area of Venice) For all multi-day tickets applies: The validity begins with the validation of the first trip.
Unlike public transportation (vaporetti), which stops only in a few places, a water cab will take you right to your hotel. Reliable, fast, comfortable and safe. However, this service also has its price. So if you are in a hurry and money is not a primary concern, the water cab is the right choice. It will take you to your hotel, while the water buses have only fixed stops.
Under 130 euros per trip and water cab goes nothing at all. There are also no fixed prices. You can pay 130 or 195 euros for the same route. Oversized hand luggage also costs extra. If your hand luggage is oversized, only the captain decides spontaneously on the spot. If the trip to your hotel leads through one or more narrow channels, another 10 euros will be added. Likewise, 10 euros more will be due if your trip starts after 21:59 or before 07:00. That would be the night surcharge. So it’s worth negotiating the price in advance when booking a water cab.
The gondolas are, of course, the most famous means of transport in Venice. However, they are a purely tourist attraction and less suitable for mass transport. In this respect, I mention them here, but do not go further into them as a means of transport.