Water buses of Venice
Vaporetti have become one of the most famous landmarks of Venice: these big white boats sail the Grand Canal and the lagoon and move millions of tourists and residents every year.
Vaporetti are also called water buses in Venice, although many tourist erroneously call them water taxi (water taxi are obviously smaller boats for private service).
A vaporetto stop can be recognized as it is a floating structure, accessible from the road side and from the water as well. The name of the vaporetto stop is clearly indicated on a yellow painted strip.
There are several routes, serving many spots of the town and all public islands of the lagoon; information on lines and tickets can be checked on the ACTV website (the water bus company).