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June 20, 2012

Venice’s NEW Hop-on, Hop-off Vaporetto

Venice’s Grand Canal is its main thoroughfare. The number 1 vaporetto route runs up and down the Grand Canal, stopping in each of the six sestiere or neighborhoods as well as the Lido, so it’s a good way to see Venice. Although it’s pretty crowded during the day, an evening on the number 1 vaporetto can be scenic and romantic.

OR…board  the Vaporetto dell’Arte, the official new tour of the Grand Canal in Venice started service June 1st.

This regular water service along the Grand Canal is for everyone who wishes to visit the city in an original and relaxed way. The multimedia equipment on board will offer audio and video focus points on the city and its arts heritage along the entire route. On board a free welcome kit will be given out, containing a paper guide with a summary of the route.

With the Vaporetto dell’Arte you can tour the heart of the city comfortably seated and immersed in a relaxing atmosphere. Visitors can get on and off as they please (hop-on/hop-off system), stopping to visit museums, monuments, theatres and exhibitions, making up more than 20 prestigious establishments of Venetian artistic and cultural heritage.  Cost is currently Euro24 per adult and good for the full day.  Service runs 7 days a week from 9AM-7PM.

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