Venice Card?

Old Jun 23rd, 2002, 11:40 AM
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Venice Card?

Does anyone know what the Venice card is, and do I need one? I'll be in Venice for 3 days in September, and ran accross and article in the chicago Tribune about it this morning. Here's the link to the article, you'll have to scroll down. You'll also have to register to read it.

I've also attached the link in the aritcle to the Venice Card website.

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance, Jerry

Old Jun 23rd, 2002, 11:47 AM
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Just got back. You did not need one. Id did get a 3 day vaporeeto pass, but if you like to walk you may not need that. We just loved the ride on lthe canal, so we really used the vaporereto pass. With it we never had to plan, if we saw a vaporetto, we just jumped on if we wanted to.

Old Jun 23rd, 2002, 01:47 PM
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Ditto. We didnt get or need a Venice card. We were there 6 nights so we did get a 7 day Vaporetti pass which we made a lot of use of.
We used the Vaporetti not just to get around from one place to another but also as sightseeing cruises, hopping on circular lines and going all the way round and just enjoying the views, the sunshine and the fact we were in Venice.
If you search in this forum there are a lot of posts about the Venice card.
A poster here, Elaine, also has some information about Venice, including advice on the card, which you could ask her to share with you. Very useful.
Old Jun 24th, 2002, 07:54 AM
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We also heard and read about the Venice Card before our trip last month. Based on threads re the card and how it was a waste of money, we decided against buying one and it was a good decision. As the other posters have said, using Vaporetti for both getting to places you wish to visit, as well as just going up and down the Grand Canal because it is so beautiful, worked very well for us. has lots of information that might help you with plans for your visit to Venice.

Old Jun 24th, 2002, 10:55 AM
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The Venice Card is a 1 to 7 day pass to access public transport, museums and bathrooms. You can add parking if you are driving or airport transport. There are two types of cards, a blue an and orange one. The blue includes toilets and public transports and the orange includes the same plus museums. The public transports include the "Vaporetto", a sort of barge type boat the serves as a public bus, and the use of buses that take you out of the lagoon and into the Venice municipality. Prices for a one day pass is around $10.00 for a blue card and $25 for a orange one. I personally don't recommend this cards, since its impposible take advantage of the benefits in one day. You are better off buying a 1 to 7 day public transport pass, which will cost around $3.50 for a whole day (24 hours), and you can go to Murano, Burano, Lido and the other islands, plus using the public busses out of the lagoon.
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 07:23 AM
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there is card in venice called the rolling venice card. People between 16 and 29 may purchase these tickets at the train station for 2.50 US.and they last 1 year. Hope this helps.
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