artificial island of Tronchetto,
next to the Piazzale Roma and the
Venice cruise port, has two roles for
It's the site of the huge
parking garage (for cars) and surface lots (for cars, coaches,
It's the departure point for
car ferries to
the Lido di Venezia (at least for now: the port authorities want to
move the ferry terminal from Tronchetto to Fusina, on the mainland,
in the future).
The photos below show two views of Tronchetto:
In the top satellite image, you can see the L-shaped
island of Tronchetto and its approach road from the Ponte della
Libertà, which is the causeway or bridge between the mainland suburb
of Mestra and Venice's historic center.
In the lower close-up photo, you'll see the parking
entrance (follow the white arrow) and the massive car garage.
The Tronchetto station of Venice's new
tramway is in the lower part of the close-up photo, near the water.
(The People Mover will whisk you to the Piazzale Roma in just three
minutes, with an intermediate stop at the Marittima cruise basin.)
and private water taxis
depart from piers along the waterfront next to the garages.
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