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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.

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Piazzale Roma

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 the low stone footbridge that crosses the canal, and take the bridge to the other side.


Hotel Papadopoli Venice

After crossing the bridge, you'll see a public park and the four-star Hotel Papadopoli ahead of you. Turn left immediately as you leave the bridge. (Do not continue toward the hotel).


Fondamenta on Grand Canal

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.


Fondamenta in Venice

Continue walking on the fondamenta after you've crossed the bridge.


Mephisto shoe store in Venice

Soon, you'll reach a Burger King (just before the building in the photo), which faces the large Ponte dei Scalzi bridge from the railroad station. Turn right immediately after the Burger King and walk down the narrow pedestrian street.


Street to Hotel San Simeon Ai Due Fanali

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.


Bridge to Campo San Simeon Grande 

In a few seconds, you'll reach a footbridge across a small canal. 


Footbridge in Venice

Cross the bridge, which is shorter than it looks in this wide-angle photo.


Chiesa di San Simeon Grande

At the Chiesa di San Simeone Profeta, veer left (like the couple in the photo).


Hotel San Simeon Ai Due Fanali

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. 

Note: Another way to reach the Hotel Ai Due Fanali is to cross the modern 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.

Next page: Aerial-photo maps of the hotel and its location


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