Thursday, May 12, 2005
Where's the Vaporetto????
From our friends at "BUONGIORNO VENEZIA - This Week in Venice" published by VENICEWORD INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SERVICES:
"Last Tuesday, 2 May, at 5:45 a.m., a motorcycle collided with a bus on the Ponte della LibertÃ¡, blocking the only road that links Venice to the mainland. The accident, though perfectly ordinary, caused total paralysis of public transit until late morning because it was impossible for the water bus pilots, most of whom live on the mainland, to reach Venice to start their shifts. The event demonstrated once again how few alternatives exist when the one route into the city is interrupted. The only alternative in these cases is to take the train." Maybe they should have called for a gondola...