Moving in Venice

There are just two ways to get around Venice: on foot or by water-bus (vaporetto, as they call it in Venice – the word vaporetto originally referred to little steamers which plied Venice’s waters).

Water buses are the equivalent of buses and subways on dry land. Depending on where your hotel is located, you may find it convenient to walk instead of just takeing a vaporetto boat – or mix both means. In Venice the streets are clearly labeled and you’ll easily find the right direction for the major tourist attractions. Alleys can be very narrow and not well illuminated at night but there is no danger, Venice is considered a safe city.

How to get to the meeting venue:
The only waterbus going to the Island of San Servolo, line 20, leaves from San Zaccaria floating station, located to the left of Piazza San Marco (facing the sea). The navigation will take 10 minutes. From the Ca’ Leone XIII B&B you just need a 12 minutes walk along the Grand Canal towards Piazza San Marco to San Zaccaria floating station.


Save on transportations
One single ordinary ticket allows 75 minutes of travel on the navigation network and will cost € 7,50. A map of the waterbourne routes is available HERE

Plan your trip inside Venice HERE

You can reduce this by buying our transportation card. This card is valid for 5 days – which means that you can travel by water busses as much as you want for 5 days, excluding trips/journeys to and from the Marco Polo Airport. This will only cost you € 40 for an unlimited number of trips on every vaporetto.

You can pre order this during your registration process. You will receive a code by email before your departure. Just go to one of the ticket vendor machines – insert the code and you will receive a ticket which will be valid for 5 days from when you activate it.