Friday, November 10, 2023

Motoscafo (Strictly Speaking)

Everyone knows what one means when one says "vaporetto," but though I've never bothered to make any distinction in all the years I've done this blog, the type of water bus seen above is specifically referred to as a "motoscafo," while the larger style, used on the Number 1 line, is a "vaporetto." But, generally, in every day use, either style is referred to as a vaporetto (except perhaps by some very particular Venetians). (11 November 2014)

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