Venice - Academia area

Apr 24th, 2013, 03:12 AM
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Venice - Academia area


I am about to book an apartment in the Academia (Vaporetto stop) area of Venice. We will arrive in Venice by train. Is this area far from the train station and from most tourist areas of Venice?

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Apr 24th, 2013, 03:30 AM
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The area is 15 minutes walk from San Marco. Easy to get to, using a No 1 or No 2 vaporetto from the station. The No 2 vaporetto makes fewer stops down the Grand Canal, so is quicker. Both the No 1 and No 2 vaps stop at Accademia.
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Apr 24th, 2013, 04:40 AM
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Nothing in central Venice is that far from the tourist areas. Depending on the location "near Academia" could also give you good access to the 4 and 5 boats that circle the perimeter of the island to stops along Fondamenta Zattere.
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Apr 25th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Hi Peter,

About how long does it take from the main train station to Accademia using No 2 vaporetto usually?

How much would something like this cost?

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Apr 25th, 2013, 07:11 PM
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vaporetto schedules and prices here:
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Apr 26th, 2013, 01:49 AM
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It is an excellent location, but you will definitely want a vaporetto pass to get around and enjoy the city and islands.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 02:00 AM
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We love Accademia area as well and always stay there. S. Maria della Salute church nearby is fabulous, as is the view from there. Vaporetto Pass is the way to go.
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Apr 26th, 2013, 03:02 AM
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