Friday, February 03, 2006
Venice: Most Expensive Public Transportation in Italy
I missed this article, but our sharp friends at Slow Talk noticed it. (By the way, you should ckeck out Slow Talk and Slow Travel. You'll learn a lot about the "slow" way to travel.
Here's the article about Venice's transportation costs. I love Venice's vaporetti, so I don't mind the increase.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT, VENICE, WATER-BUS TICKET 5 EURO
(AGI) - Venice, Feb. 1 - Venice is the most expensive city of Italy for public transport. The water-bus ticket was raised from 3.5 to 5 euro from today. The rise (up 40 pct) does not involve Venice residents who have the so-called Venice card. They pay the ticket only one euro. Tourists and visitors will pay 5 euro and will have reduced timetables because the ticket length passes from 90 minutes to one hour. The 24 hours and 72 hours tickets rose too (from 10.50 to 12 euro and from 22 to 25 euro). The Venice transport company, Actv, said that the fare rises were due to the rise of the fuel price and the cuts made to the company budget by the Veneto region. Over 15 million people visited Venice last years while residents in central Venice are only 60,000.