is on the northern edge of Dorsoduro, in a tiny street below the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Frari Church.
It's open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and it has both 9- and 24-kg washing machines along with dryers and a vending machine for detergent. (Instructions are in Italian only.)
The laundromat can be hard to find unless you're familiar with the neighborhood, so follow these directions:
From San Polo:
Find your way to the , a building with a large white stone façade that's on the southern side of the Frari Church.
A few doors to the east of the Scuola is a passage labeled "." Enter the passage, go through the small square or campiello just beyond, and cross the canal. The laundromat is on the right side of the street, next to the bridge.
From the Campo Santa Margherita, head north in the direction of the Frari Church. At the , bear right and continue north to the next corner.
Turn right again and look for an with orange Vodafone signs in the window. Enter the passage next to the store and walk a few meters north. will be on your left, just before the bridge. (The only sign is a large decal in the window.)
A reader's report:
Nick from Alexandria, Virginia sent us this report by e-mail after a visit to Lavanderia Stella:
I was thankful for your guide to the Stella laundromat in Dorsoduro neighborhood in Venice and wanted to provide a small update after returning from my recent trip.
I almost gave up doing my laundry since the posted instructions are in Italian until I noticed that the washing machines themselves have instructions in English stamped on them, maybe the machines were manufactured in England or the US, anyway there were small metal signs with English instructions on the machines and I was really happy when I spotted them.
I got discouraged again when it was time to do the drying because there were no instructions of any kind, but I asked this young lady who who was during her laundry and she showed me--there's a box on the wall next to the dryers called MultiService or maybe it was MultiServe; you put in the coin (think it was a euro as I recall they have signs for the cost posted), then press the little circular recessed area at the top numbered 1 or 2 in order to select the dryer you're going to use (only 1 was working, they had a piece of tape covering the 2, and the dryer with the number 2 on if also had tape across the door) then press the red button to start the session.
There is a change dispenser.
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