This picture shows a boat "bus" carrying passengers on the Grand Canal, which divides Venice in two parts. We shared the bus with school children going home when we rode from one end of Venice to the other and back for 5 Euro, or about $6.50 apiece. We did this on a tip from a fellow passenger, who told us it was as good as the guided "tour bus" for 30 Euro. She was right!
Venice April 14th 2005 Venice was a blast. We cruised into its beautiful harbor early one morning and were greeted by a strange sight: a large beautiful city busy with foot traffic and boats along its waterfront, but not a vehicle in sight anywhere! Mile after mile of beautiful old buildings seemly perched directly atop the water, interspersed with canals alive with pole-driven gondolas, taxis (motorboats) and buses ( ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more