Getting Around Venice
As you might expect from a city famous for its canals, water is
the main medium of transport in Venice. Water buses, known as
, ply the Grand Canal and make scheduled stops.
Instead of taxi cabs, visitors can hire a water taxi or a gondola,
piloted by a stripe-shirted gondolier, who for an extra fee will
serenade his passengers as he poles them through the waterways.
Though an iconic experience of a Venetian holioday, the gondola
option is exceedingly expensive. Once ashore the only way to
explore is on foot, through the narrow alleys and lively squares;
there are no cars at all in Venice.