There are only two ways to get around Venice: on foot, or by boat. Instead of barreling buses, clattering trams you will find vaporetto, gondola, and traghetto. A vaporetto is a water taxi or waterbus. The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. Traghtetto is used only to cross the Grand Canal at various points where there isn’t a canal-spanning bridge nearby.