"Traghetto - at full load." Traghetto Tip by breughel

Traghetto, Venice: 26 reviews and 41 photos

  Traghetto at full load.
by breughel

Next to our hotel was one of the 7 Traghetto crossings of the Grand Canal.
Ours was going from Campo Santa Sofia, close to the Ca'D'Oro, to the Pescheria the fish market.
These are old gondolas stripped of their brocaded chairs and luxury trimmings. They are rowed by two oarsmen: one who stands in the back like a traditional gondolier, the other closer to the bow.

From my photo you can see that they transport a dozen persons standing in the boat.
That's precisely what I don't like, standing in such a gondola which is lying rather low on the water.
At that moment of my photo there were no waves from the vaporetto's or other motor barges; but what if some standing passenger looses equilibrium? Swimming in the Grand Canal might be an unforgettable travel souvenir.

Price is 0.50 €.
Hereafter the list and hours:
San Stefano / San Toma (7.00 - 20.00 h; Sunday 8.00 - 19.00h)
Ferrovia / S. Simeone (8.00 - 14.00 h; Sunday closed)
Riva del Carbon / Riva del Vin (8.00 - 14.00 h; Sunday closed)
San Marco (Giardini Reale) / Dogana da Mar (09.00 - 14.00 h)
Santa Maria del Giglio / Salute (08.00 - 18.55 h; Winter 09.00 - 18.00 h)
San Samuele / Ca' Rezzonico (07.40 - 13.15 h; closed Sundays)
San Sofia / Pescheria (07.00 - 20.55 h; Sunday 07.30 - 18.55 h)

Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 25, 2011
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