More Photos From Venice (From the Vaporetto)
One of the 2 great moves we’ve done while traveling to Venice was staying in Mestre. Not only was the hotel cheaper outside of Venice and you get more bang for your buck, but I completely dug the suburbian neighborhood vibe. The other one is buying a pass for unlimited rides to both land bus and water bus or vaporetto.
I love riding the vaporetto. On all three days that we took it, we were sightseeing to the max. It’s not only a reliable means of transportation but it also served as a cultural hub. I enjoyed mingling with fellow tourists, “travelers”, backpackers (we’re all tourists you know) and locals.
I mentioned earlier that we purchased the 48-hour pass at the airport because it also covered the shuttle bus from the airport to Mestre. The pass comes in different denomination from 24 hours to a month, I think I’ve read somewhere that you can get a month’s pass, I may be wrong.
A major tip, ALWAYS scan your card before boarding the vaporetto. No one is manning the stops so you can skip scanning (which means you ride free, not good) the card if you choose. However, on our first day, an inspector randomly boarded the water bus and checked our cards to make sure we paid for the ride. A couple of tourists (dslr hanging on neck) were caught not scanning their cards before boarding had to pay E60, that’s what we heard. So be careful and always scan your cards.
Gloomy day 1.
Us on the first, lacking sleep but very content.
The Day 3 photos will be on the next post. Day 3 was when we boarded the ship for the Greek cruise out of Venice.
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