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Venice water taxi from airport/ All Saints Day

Feb 9th, 2009, 06:21 AM
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Venice water taxi from airport/ All Saints Day

My friends and I will be arriving in Venice during the end of October. The owner of the apartment where will be staying has kindly offered to meet us at the Alilaguna Stop from the airport & take us to the apt. Our concern is taking the Alilaguna from Marco Polo airport to Venice. Is it difficult to find, tricky with all our luggage, costly, varied hours? Any input would calm our anticipation
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Feb 9th, 2009, 06:42 AM
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The Alilaguna path is well-marked. When you come out of the terminal, follow the cored sidewalk to the left. You will walk past the terminal and the old terminal and reach the docks after about 5-7 minutes. The cost is about €12 per person. Here's the web site for full info and schedule:

http://www.alilaguna.it/


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Feb 9th, 2009, 06:46 AM
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COVERED sidewalk
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Feb 9th, 2009, 08:56 AM
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Just to keep any confusion to the minimum while in Venice: The Alilaguna boat is NOT a water taxi. It's a ferry/water bus. In Venice a water taxi is a smaller private boat that gives the same type of service that an automobile taxi does on land.
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Feb 9th, 2009, 09:05 AM
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And the Alilaguna is a special ferry/water bus that follows specific limited longer-distance routes for a higher fare.

A local water bus is called a vaporetto.
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Feb 9th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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"Is it difficult to find, tricky with all our luggage, costly, varied hours?"

Any alternative you might consider will be much trickier with luggage (bus to Piazzale Roma), much costlier (water taxi) or much both (taxi to Piazzale Roma).

And two of the three alternatives deprive you of the opportunity to see Venice the way it's meant to be seen. If flying to Venice, water bus or water taxi are the only transfers making any real sense at all.

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Feb 9th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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you guys are awesome!
I bragged about Fodors people all the time and again you have proved why!
I forgot to ask about All Sts Day and if we should look out for something special going on?
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