the Venice Gondola

Vaporetto or water bus is the most amazing method of getting around Venice; you won’t find too many public transport routes as unforgettable as vaporetto. The classic gondola ride with the opera-warbling operator is pretty touristy and expensive but the traghetto is a commuter gondola that crosses the Grand Canal at strategic points. There are also Water taxis (motorboats) which are almost as expensive as the gondolas.

Districts of Venice

The city is divided into the six districts of Cannaregio, San Polo, Dorsoduro (including the Giudecca), Santa Croce, San Marco (including San Giorgio Maggiore), and Castello (including San Pietro di Castello and Sant’Elena). At the front of the Gondolas that work in the city there is a large piece of metal intended as a likeness of the Doge’s hat.