The Hotel is just a few steps away from “Santa Lucia” train station and Piazzale Roma, bus terminal and parking. To get to the most famous sights such as Rialto or San Marco Square, just follow the main street Lista di Spagna – we are on a side alley off this street — or take a vaporetto (waterbus) from the “Ferrovia” stop located a few minutes from the Hotel.
Near the hotel guests can reach some of the most interesting sights in the city, such as: Palazzo Labia in Campo San Geremia, with one of the most beautiful and important painting cycles of the 17th century by the great Venetian painter Tiepolo; Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, home of the Venice Casino, a work of Codussi, one of the highest examples of Renaissance civil architecture. Located on the mezzanine floor is the Wagner museum, which celebrates the great German composer who came here and died in 1883. Not to be missed: the Jewish Ghetto, intact since the year 1516 from the Institution (and the most ancient in Europe). Around Campo del Ghetto Nuovo the high buildings with the ceilings lowered in order to host the maximum number of people, the five Synagogues, gems of art and faith, and the Jewish Museum.
Being near the main pedestrian street, guests can have a pleasant stroll to reach Rialto in 20 min and San Marco in 35/40 min. Walking will be even more enjoyable thanks to great amount of shops, osterie (typical local restaurants to stop by for lunch or dinner) and last but not least the picturesque local market near Ponte delle Guglie (Guglie Bridge).
The nearest waterbus stop is called “Ferrovia” and is just in front of the Santa Lucia train station. Public transportation leaves exactly from there and runs along the splendid Canal Grande and stops near the most important museums and monuments, such as Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, home to Venice’s Casino, Ca’ D’Oro, a beautiful example of 15th century architecture and Ca’ Pesaro Palace (modern art museum).
You will then travel under the famous Rialto Bridge, pass by the Gallerie dell’Accademia, the most important gallery in Venice and among the most important in the world, the Salute Church, the wonderful and unique Saint Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) and
Lastly, the “Giardini” , the exposition site of Biennale di Venezia and Lido, the city’s beach where the Venice Film Festival is held each year.
From the same stop “Ferrovia”(in front of the train station) you can take the waterbus to Murano, the island famous for glass blowing. From there, at the stop “Faro” you can take waterbus N° 12 to reach Burano, the picturesque Island famous for lace-making and the bright colors of its fishermen houses.
Buying a time-limited ticket is highly recommended when traveling by waterbus, if traveling more than once, especially for the Excursion to the Islands. Tickets are available for:
- 24 hours (20 euros),
- 48 hours (30 euros),
- 72 hours (40 euros)
- 7 days (60 euros).
Make sure to purchase your ticket before boarding and validate it every time (tickets bought on board are more expensive).