Starting this week, Venice, the floating city, launches its very own canal boat making it much easier for the keenest of tourists to get around the city's numerous attractions. The Vaporetto dell'Arté, or 'art boat' in English, will exclusively tour the Grand Canal and will stop off at all major museums up to San Giorgio Island. The new boat tour resembles Paris's existing bateaux mouches along the River Seine, with a 'hop-on, hop-off' system. The major advantage of the tour is gaining access to attractions without having to queue for hours.
Coined 'the most romantic city in the world', Venice receives over 24 million visitors a year and those who have experienced the city will know that it can be a veritable scramble to explore landmarks between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco.
Each boat can take up to 15 passengers at one time, but you have to be quick as tickets are selling like hot cakes with 150 reservations made even before the launch.
Boats will leave from Saint Lucia station and will leave every hour. Tickets cost 24 Euro for adults and 15 Euro for children (6-12 years). Find out more on the Vaporetto website.
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