Bottin (Guglielmo Bottin, 1977) is producer, dj and sound designer based in Venice. He makes music only an Italian can make... probably. He is also a pretty good guide. Before his wordlwide first and exclusive live with Deardrums friday 5th of june at MORE CLUB, we asked him the Top 5 Vaporetto trips.
"ok let's skip the obvious grand canal cruise on LINE 1 and say off the beaten path."
Start at the train station. In Venice in Italy we call the train station "Ferrovia" (literally railroad), not "Stazione" like anywhere else in Italy. From there take LINE 3. Did you know Murano had its own little grand canal? This is where it'll take you. If go in the evening you will barely see anybody in Murano since most of the glass factory and showroom work slows down in the early afternoon before coming to a complete halt.
It is the most direct and scenic ride from Piazzale Roma (the car park and bus terminal of Venice) to Lido. It's a nice ride along canale della Giudecca, where you can have sneak peeks of the Redentore and Santa Eufemia churches. Once at Lido go for a swim or proceed to the next itinerary
ok, this one is not a boat but a bus. It'll take you from central Lido all the way across the island… then the bus board on a ferry and continue all across Pellestrina island, so a boat transfer is involved in the end! The most adventurous can then walk or catch a quick vaporetto to Caroman (basically an extension of Pellestrina) where a nice beach with sand dunes and a small wildlife reserve await you.
Walk to Fondamente Nove ("new foundations": the newest part of Venice - hey, it's only 300 years old!) and take LINE 13. Skip Murano and Vignole and head to Sant'Erasmo instead: it's a vast agricultural island that you can walk all around it. You can buy fresh vegetables from the farmers. The southern coast has something resembling a beach although it's lagoon water so too shallow (and swampy) for swimming.
Although there are plenty of shuttle boats, you can also to take LINE 20 from San Zaccaria to come to More festival. If you have time stay on the boat and visit San Lazzaro, where the Armenian Mechitarist community has been dwelling since 1717. There is a daily guided tour that shows you around the island, garden and monastery. There's also traditional typography shop where they produce old school prints. Then hop back to San Servolo for More!
Bottin will perform live with Deardrums on the friday 5th of june, and DJ set on sunday 7th of june.
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All about Vaporetto in Venice ACTV