PHOTO: Remember to validate your Tourist Travel Card with the iMob electronic reader before you step on the boat.
Venice's vaporetto and motoscafi fares are notoriously high: €6,50 for a single point-to-point boat ride, which is about the price of a pizza margherita at a local eatery. Fortunately, the ACTV--Venice's transit authority--offers a series of Tourist Travel Cards that can ease the pain of riding the local water buses. The cards are offered for periods that range from 12 hours to 7 days, with unlimited transportation during the period of validity. For details on buying the cards, and for tips on using them cost-effectively, see our new Venice Tourist Travel Cards article at Veniceforvisitors.com.