Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad Station
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Venezia Santa Lucia
Railroad station--or "Ferrovia,"
as it's called on local street signs and vaporetto maps--is near the
foot of the Grand Canal,
within a few minutes' walking distance of the
Piazzale Roma (the bus,
taxi, and car gateway to Venice's historic center).
Santa Lucia is one of two railroad stations in the
Comune di Venezia:
Venezia Mestre, is on the Italian mainland, about 4 km or 2.5 miles
away via a railway and car bridge across the Venetian Lagoon. (If you're
arriving on a fast express train between other Italian cities, you may
need to get off in Mestre and catch a local train to Venezia Santa
The aerial photos below show two views of Santa Lucia
In the upper photo, you can see:
The stazione, with its platforms and train
sheds behind the white stone building that contains the ticketing
lobby, buffet, and other passenger services. In front of the station
is a paved terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.
Just below the station, in the lower left corner of
the photo, is the Piazzale Roma. The station and the Piazzale Roma
are connected by the Ponte di
Calatrava, a pedestrian bridge that opened in 2008.
The lower close-up picture shows:
The main station building with train platforms
The stone terrace facing the Grand Canal.
or waterbus platforms. (You can buy tickets at a booth nearby.)
The Ponte dei Scalzi,
a bridge that connects the station to the sestiere or district of
A pedestrian thoroughfare, the Rio Terà
Lista de Spagna, which is the first section of the main walking
route to the Piazza San Marco.
station hotels are conveniently located on or near this street.)