I can’t wait to try it out.
Beginning February 1, the multi-lingual avatar Giulia will be at VeniceConnected.com to help you reserve selected services in advance of arriving in Venice…and letting you know when they’re discounted the most (that is, when the city is less crowded). If this works, everyone will benefit: Venice, travelers, vendors…maybe even locals.
With Giulia’s assistance, VeniceConnected.com will allow the traveler to review a variety of services, reserving and paying in advance for those they need. At the moment these are limited to vaporetto passes, museum tickets and passes, parking (don’t park, drop the rental), and so on, but more will be added as time goes on, including city wi-fi access when it arrives later this year (woot!).
According to the press release, the site will function as a one-stop-shop, where instead of going to individual sites to purchase various services, you can not only accomplish it in one operation, but score a discount in the bargain. Once you select your service and make your payment, you’ll be assigned a voucher number, that will give you direct access to the prepaid services, and a bar-code that will allow you to check the status of the services you’ve purchased.
If you’re plannng a trip yourself, you’ll have to give it a try and get back with your results.
Incrociamo le dita…