Getting about Venice means looking out for a feeling, a place, a masterpiece, an old trade, even if only to satisfy curiosity.
ACTV WATER TRANSPORT
You can get about Venice on foot, or you can choose one of the 159 types of water-craft (“vaporettos,” motorboats, battelli foranei which are a larger type of vaporetto used for transportation to outer islands, motor vessels or ferry ships) in the ACTV fleet.
ACTV, a public transport company carrying 95 million passengers on the Navigation network alone, started up in far off 1881. It has a long history and guarantees transport on almost all the territory. It has more than 120 floating stations (jetties) and 30 well-connected lines.
There are City Centre lines, that cross Venice mostly using the waterways of Canal Grande and the Giudecca Canal. They leave from Tronchetto or from Piazzale Roma and go as far as the Lido di Venezia (lines 1 and 2).
There are also connections around the external city lagoon perimeter. City Circle lines going as far as Murano and the Lido di Venezia (lines- 3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6).
The Lagoon lines connect the external lagoon archipelago, like the islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello, Sant’Erasmo, S. Servolo. They arrive as far as the Mainland, the Marco Polo airport at Tessera, Treporti, Punta Sabbioni, Chioggia, Fusina, S. Guliano (lines 12, 13, 14, 19).
Seasonal Lines function during the summer, or when there are important events. These help residents or casual visitors during moments of major tourist flow.
Transport in Venice is guaranteed on a 24 hour basis and the night service (Line N) is operational from approximately midnight to 5.00am in the morning.
You can also transport your car by Ferry-Boat, from Tronchetto to the Lido di Venezia.