We've moved from Baltimore, Maryland USA to Venice, Italy in pursuit of living our dream!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Boat, Bus and Trams....OH MY!!! All on 24 hr strike today!

Thought I would have had this posted yesterday, to give a little heads up, but ...that's how my days are going lately :)  

It's been awhile since our last transportation strike.  I'm spoiled! So just when I think things are going well, ACTV throws another whammy.  24 hour vaporetto, autobus and tram strike, starting at - I think- midnight on Oct 2.  I saw the general announcement, and did, as it instructed, go read the long version of information posted at all the vaporetto stops.  I could not for the life of me figure out exactly what is running when.  I know there is some sort of "essential" boat transportation schedule between some hours in the morning and late afternoon so people can get get to/from work.  Bus seems to be running in those peak times also. Aside from that, good luck.  If you are a tourist in Venice today, consider it a great day to be out walking.  If you need to get to the train station from the other side of town, it's a good day to splurge on a water taxi.

We've been making daily trips using the #6 vaporetto line to Sant'Elena to clean and paint. We will not be getting there today. Today will be a packing day. Thank you, ACTV.