Venice People Mover
The Venice People Mover is a public transit system in Venice
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, connecting the Tronchetto island
Tronchetto is an artificial island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, located at the westernmost tip of the main Venice island....
with Piazzale Roma
Piazzale Roma is a square in Venice, Italy.The square acts as the main bus station for Venice. There are bus links to Venice Marco Polo Airport and Treviso Airport. The square is close to the main Santa Lucia railway station for Venice, linked by the Ponte della Costituzione, a modern footbridge...
The transport system started operating on April 19, 2010. The two vehicles of the system are pulled by a cable
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similar to a funicular
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. The whole 853 m (2,798.6 ft) long journey takes 3 minutes.
External linksOfficial web page
- Tronchetto - Piazzale Roma Shuttle, Venice, Italy,