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Vaporetto (in Venice, Italy)

Vaporetto (in Venice, Italy)

You may see the sign of “ACTV”, it is the Azienda Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano, the Venetian public transportation system.

Vaporetto is a waterbus operation. It serves locales within Venice, Italy, and travels between Venice and nearby islands, e.g., Murano and Lido. (The name, vaporetto, also serves as the appellation for a single such craft, vaporetti being the plural version of the name.) The natives used to call the Vaporetto Batèo. The waterbus line is operated by Azienda Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano (ACTV), the Venetian public transportation system. The system is necessary in Venice as the deep canals prohibit the building of underground railways, and there is no space for overground trains, leaving the canals as the only viable rapid transport system.