Category Archives: Venice

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.

Sights in Venice, Italy

Sights in Venice, Italy

Venice is a city in northeast Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.
vaporetto, vaporetti (water buses) and water taxis. ACTV
Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale)
Bell tower of St. Mark (Campanile di San Marco)
Saint Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)
Correr Museum
Grand Canal
Gondola
Confusing Signs
Bridge of Sighs
Prison
“leaning” tower
Rialto Bridge
Mono Rail
Museo Della Musica

St. Mark’s Square Venice, Italy

St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) in Venice, Italy

St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) in Venice, Italy
Piazza San Marco (often known in English as St Mark’s Square), is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as “the Piazza”. All other urban spaces in the city (except the Piazzetta and the Piazzale Roma) are called “campi” (fields). The Piazzetta (the ‘little Piazza’) is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner. The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together.