Looking in the other direction from the Ponte dei Scalzi, we can see two
types of Actv water bus: a flat-decked vaporetto with a large open
boarding area (left) and a more enclosed and seaworthy motoscafo (right).
Vaporetti are used mainly on relatively sheltered, high-traffic routes
in the Grand Canal, St. Mark's Basin, and the Giudecca Canal, while motoscafi are faster and
better able to resist waves in more exposed areas of the Venetian Lagoon.
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