NEW YORK -- Tour and FIT operator Select Italy, based in Wilmette,
Ill., became the first U.S. distributor of the new Venice Card
The card, which offers access to public transportation and
facilities in the city, as well as entrance to some museums, is
available in two versions and age categories. The card is offered
for one-, three- or seven-day periods.
The basic Venice Blue Card, which offers free passage on the
municipal transit system, including all buses and lagoon boat
lines, and access to public facilities such as restrooms, is priced
from about $7 for a one-day junior card (those under age 29) to
approximately $41 for seven-day senior cards.
The Venice Orange Card adds admission to 11 attractions -- such
as the Doge's Palace on St. Mark's Square, the Glass Museum on
Murano, the Lace Museum on Burano, and the Venice Casino -- and is
priced from about $16 (one-day, juniors) to around $58 (one week
for those over 29).
Select Italy charges $10 to reserve cards (children up to age 4
are free), and provides clients with confirmation codes to collect
their passes at one of six locations in Venice.
The company does not pay commission on Venice Card sales, but
agents have been tacking on their own additional service fees, said
For more information or to book, call (800) 877-1755 or visit www.selectitaly.com.