Hotel Ai Due Fanali
Directions from the Piazzale Roma
The Piazzale Roma is the main car and bus gateway to Venice's historic center. It's served by airport buses, city buses, land taxis, and automated People Mover trains from the Marittima cruise terminals and the Tronchetto parking garage.
Here are directions for reaching the Hotel Ai Due Fanali from the Piazzale Roma. The walk shouldn't take more than 10 minutes, or 15 if you're a leisurely walker.
When you arrive at the Piazzale Roma, follow the crowd away from the parking garages toward the Rio Nuovo, a canal beyond several clumps of trees.
Look for this pedestrian path between two rows of news, food, and souvenir stalls. Continue walking toward thethat crosses the canal, and take the bridge to the other side.
After crossing the bridge, you'll see a public park and the four-star Hotel Papadopoli ahead of you. as you leave the bridge. (Do not continue toward the hotel).
Walk along the fondamenta (the sidewalk that borders the canal), which curves around the Papadopoli Gardens. When you reach the low bridge just beyond the brick wall in the photo above, cross it.
Continue walking on the fondamenta after you've crossed the bridge.
Soon, you'll reach a Mephisto shoe store, which faces the large Ponte dei Scalzi bridge from the railroad station. Turn right immediately before the Mephisto shop and walk down the narrow pedestrian street.
After walking past several shops and restaurants, you'll see a street going off to your left. Turn left at the corner and keep walking.
In a few seconds, you'll reach a footbridge across a small canal.
Cross the bridge, which is shorter than it looks in this wide-angle photo.
At the Chiesa di San Simeone Profeta, veer left (like the couple in the photo).
Immediately after passing the church, you'll reach an arcaded passage that leads to the Campo San Simeon Grande. The Hotel Ai Due Fanali's entrance is to the left of the covered passage, just beyond the man in the purple shirt above.
Ponte di Calatrava bridge from the Piazzale Roma and continue a short distance to the train station. From there, follow our directions from the Venice railroad station. This won't save you any time, though, and you'll need to cross two large bridges instead of two small ones.Another way to reach the Hotel Ai Due Fanali is to cross the modern