How to get a gondola ride in Venice without losing a fortune

So.. you’re in Venice and your dream is this..

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But you don’t want to end up penniless? Here’s the solution: try a traghetto. Ad you can see in the picture, Venice has several ways to go around:

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One of these is the traghetto, which is basically a gondola used only to cross the Grand Canal. It can be found at various points, usually far from the three main bridges connecting the two sides of the Canal Grande(i.e. near the train station, san Marcuola, Rialto, riva del Vin, riva del Carbon, san’Angelo, san Tomร , santa Maria del Giglio and towards punta della Dogana). Traghetti(pl) are used mainly by locals, who usually don’t sit but prefer to stand.

Even if you don’t have gondolieri in striped shirts singing songs, you’re actually riding a gondola for a shorter distance (you just cross the Grand Canal) and lower price(something like a euro or less)!

Header picture: www.splendorsofeurope.com

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