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Walking directions to Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege (with map)

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Hotel Pensione Accademia Maravege entrance

Hotel Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege gardenThe Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege is a longtime favorite with Venetophiles. The 17th Century villa once served as a Russian embassy and was featured in Summertime, the 1955 David Lean film that starred Katherine Hepburn.

The hotel has views of the Grand Canal and a large walled garden where breakfast is served in nice weather. It also offers a wide choice of rooms, ranging from singles to junior suites. Drinks and fruit are free in the bar from 4 to 8 p.m. each day.

How to reach the Pensione Accademia from the Zattere airport-boat stop:

Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege map directions

  1. As you leave the Alilaguna Linea Blu waterbus pontoon at Zatttere, turn left and walk to the first canal. Turn right just before the bridge.

  2. Walk along the Fondamenta Nani (the sidewalk alongside the canal) to either the first or second bridge.

  3. Cross either bridge to the west (left) side of the canal.

  4. Turn right as you leave the bridge and continue walking along the canal until you reach the gates to the hotel's garden (see top photo).

From the Marittima cruise terminals:

  1. Take the Alilaguna Blue Line water bus from the floating platform near the bottom of the U-shaped cruise basin. (When buying your ticket, say "Zattere," and you'll pay half-fare.)

  2. Get off at the Zattere stop.

  3. Follow the directions above.

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MAP CREDITS: Walking maps by Anders Imboden, using base data from the Comune di Venezia and Regione Veneto under license IODL-2.0.
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