Caribbean tips you can trust
from the airport
The train is far less expensive than taxi - and is often faster because it doesn't encounter traffic jams.
Getting to Venice
your cruise ship
The train station is a short walk from the cruise port gate. You can also take a taxi, but rates are quite high and you could be stuck in traffic.
the Historic Center
Using your feet is the fastest way for short to medium distances. For longer ones, take the popular vaporetto, a water bus (see photo above). Water taxis are another means, but are very costly.
Most visitors stay either in the atmospheric Historic Center or on the mainland in the commercial Mestre district.
This area is charming and geographically desirable. But be prepared for rate card shock. Prices are significantly higher in each category than in the commercial Mestre district.
Some worthy ones exist, including the Hotel Alla Fava located conveniently near the Rialto Bridge.
They are far pricier than what you would expect to pay for a B&B but, remember, you're in Venice.
They don't exist except as hostels.
Photo by Son of Groucho - CC BY 2.0