Public transport and discounts in Venice
Anyone who is planning an extended visit to Venice and is intent on seeing as much as possible will not be able to get away without paying for various tickets. They are needed for the numerous ferries for trips in and around Venice or for coach services to Mestre. If you intend to make more than just a few single journeys, you should make sure you buy an hourly ticket for tourists. This allows you unlimited travel by public transport for the selected time period (12, 24, 36, 48, 72 or 168 hours). Prices range from 18 to 50 euros, making it a relatively reasonable solution.
For more information on prices, timetables and tickets www.actv.it
Rolling Venice Card
For teenagers and young adults between 14 and 29, the Rolling Venice Card offers a very special discount. By filling out a form and presenting an official photo ID card they can apply for a Rolling Venice Card. The card itself costs 4 € and another 18 € for a 3-day ticket. This means that you can travel throughout Venice and the entire lagoon for 22 €, which is really quite cheap.
For more information on the Rolling Venice Card, visit www.actv.it.
Venice Card (Carta Venezia)
The Venice Card is a little more expensive, but comes with additional discounts and free admission to major attractions. The card is available in two different versions: the Venice Card & Culture Transport and the Transport Venice Card. The difference is, apart from the price, that the former entitles you to free admission to the sights, while the latter only offers discounts on entrance fees. The transport is both free and unlimited. Both cards are available for 3 or 7 days – prices range from 47 to 119 €. The Venice Card can be obtained at all Hellovenezia points of sale (www.hellovenezia.com), as well as at railway stations and the airport.
All in all, it is a very attractive offer for those who want to take a closer look at Venice and who would like to visit more of the sights featured on ZAINOO and the many islands in the lagoon.