April 22, 2011 - Travel in Venice
I'll bet you picture gondolas when you think about transportation in Venice. But most people in Venice travel on the vaporetti which are like Venice's buses. There are docks on either side of the canal and the vaporetti alternate first on one side and then on the other. Be careful not to miss your stop! I have a pass and travel that way all the time.
There are also boats that look like gondolas called traghetti. These boats travel straight across the Grand Canal at set locations and are a quick, cheap way to go. Most people stand up for the ride across because it is such a quick trip. I have no sense of balance, so I like to sit down. Ciao!!