<p>Although gondolas may be romantic, true Venetians speed around the city in vaporettos, or water buses. You can get in the mood of the city straight from the airport. A vaporetto will take you into the city with stops at Murano and the Lido, Venice's beach, before dropping you off right in St. Mark's Square. Other routes head to different parts of the city.</p> <p>—From <a href="http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/product/books/best-sellers/journeys-of-a-lifetime" target="_blank"><i>Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips</i></a></p> <p><a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/city-ferry-trips/" target="_blank">See the complete Top 10 City Boat Trips list</a> »</p>

Top 10 City Boat Trips: Venice Vaporetto, Italy

Although gondolas may be romantic, true Venetians speed around the city in vaporettos, or water buses. You can get in the mood of the city straight from the airport. A vaporetto will take you into the city with stops at Murano and the Lido, Venice's beach, before dropping you off right in St. Mark's Square. Other routes head to different parts of the city.

—From Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips

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