If you’ve ever been to Venice in northern Italy, you’d be aware that the city has a unique quality in that it’s completely surrounded by water. Instead of streets and roads, there are canals and waterways. If you own a boat, getting around isn’t a problem, but for everyone else the best option are the Vaporetti. The vaporetto is a water bus, which is like many other forms of transportation. In Sydney, they have a similar method of transport, but they’re called ferries instead of vaporetti.
You can take the vaporetti all around the main canals of the city, but if you prefer to travel in style you might want to take a water taxi. For a slower paced and more romantic option you could hire a gondola instead. This gives you the opportunity to casually float down some of the quieter canals. The scene in thus painting is near St Mark’s Square where the Vaporetti dock to let off passengers. It’s quite an open area and you can see all the way to the other side of the city.