San Giuliano Parking
Continued from page 1
ACTV Line 21 boat
The Linea 21 water bus (formerly line 25) runs between the Parco San Giuliano
and two vaporetto
stations in Venice: Fondamente Nove and Ospedale. Both stations are on the
northern or lagoon side of Venice's historic center, within easy walking
distance of the Piazza San Marco. (See the "Venice satellite map" on
ABOVE: An hourly water bus between San Giuliano
and Venice's historic center runs from morning until mid-evening.
can buy boat tickets at the cashier's booth in the parking lot. The fare depends
on your age, whether you're traveling one way ("ordinario") or roundtrip
("A/R"). You'll get a discount if you're parking in the lot or have an
Imob.venezia card. You may even be lucky, as I was, and be charged a
random fare (in my case, €2) that's less than the published tariff.
After you've purchased your ticket, turn left as you leave the
lot and walk toward the boat clubs that are just down the road. You'll see the
Line 21 boat landing on your right (as shown in the photo at the top of this
page.) Stamp your ticket before boarding or--if it's handwritten on a parking
receipt, as mine was--show it to the boatman.
The trip to Venice's Fondamente Nove takes 24 minutes, and it's
another three minutes to Ospedale. For more information in Italian, including a
current timetable, see the official
Boat San Giuliano Web
Tourist Travel Cards and
Venice Connected passes are not valid on this route.
"Fondamente Nove" is a Venetian dialect spelling. On your
map, it may be spelled "Fondamente Nuova" or "Fondamenta Nuova." For more
information about Venice's often-confusing signage, see our "Venice
Street Signs" article.
The Linea 21 timetable signs at the Fondamente Nove and
Ospedale boat stops in Venice are incomplete and confusing. The boats stop
at Fondamente Nove in both directions. Again, see the
Boat San Giuliano Web
site for a current timetable.
Actv bus lines connect Venice to the western end of the Parco San Giuliano, near
the Red and Blue parking lots. Unfortunately, these buses aren't convenient for
Except during nighttime hours, you can't buy a ticket on the
bus. You'll need to purchase tickets at a Hellovenezia office or another
authorized agent, such as a tobacconist or a newsstand, before boarding.
Most of the bus lines stop at the Parco San Giuliano only on
the way to Mestre from Venice, not on the way to Venice from Mestre.
Still, if your car is parked in the yellow lot and you miss the
last boat from Venice, you can use Actv's Linea 12 bus as a backup:
Go to the Piazzale Roma in Venice, buy a ticket at the
Hellovenezia office, and catch the number 12 bus to the Parco San Giuliano.
When you get off the bus, walk 20 minutes or more to the far
end of the park, where the yellow lot is located. (See "Parco San Giuliano
Maps" on page 3).
San Giuliano Maps
The premier travel-planning site
for Venice, Italy since 1997
Too many bridges, too little time?
Choose from handpicked Venice hotels (in all
price ranges) within 0,
1, or 2 bridges of airport buses, taxis, trains, cruise piers, and
airport-boat stops. We show maps, directions, booking
links, and hotel Web sites.
» Click for
Venice for Cruisers:
Need a car in Europe?
guarantees the lowest rental
rates for standard cars, sports cars, SUVs, luxury cars,
chauffered sedans, and RVs. Its Web site also has driving information
for 38 countries.
you live outside the EU, a
Peugeot tourist lease can be cheaper than renting.
Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include
Short-term car leasing.