If you are mobile, then a gentle stroll to Piazzale Roma is a good way to start the day without feeling you have been 'ripped off'.
Alan & Katrina[/QUOTE]
EVERYTHING in Venice is hugely expensive. It is essentially impossible to get "ripped off" any more than the standard prices do!
As we were leaving, we had private transfer booked to the bus station for the airport. From the gondola to the bus was about 20 yards. A porter took our bags across for us and then demanded 5 Euros PER BAG!