For much of Venice’s history, the only way to cross the Grand Canal was across the Rialto Bridge (one of our Top Ten Venice attractions)! Now, there are more bridges, but still not enough for continuous quick and easy access. That’s where traghettos come in. Cheap, fast, and easy, these quick boats can get you across the canal in no time. There isn’t much room to sit down, but the ride is so short you won’t even notice—well, unless you fall in. Then you might notice.