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Walking directions to
Hotel Ai Due Fanali
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ABOVE: The three clickable markers identify the Hotel Ai Due Fanali,
the Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort, and the Hotel Canal Grande. All are within walking
distance of the railroad station and the Piazzale Roma if you don't mind
crossing a few bridges.
Hotel Ai Due Fanali is one of three excellent hotels on the Campo San Simeon
Grande (a.k.a. the Campo San Simeon Profeta), a quiet and pretty little square
that--unlike most of Venice's campi--faces directly on the Grand
Canal. And while the square may look isolated on the map above, it's only about
five minutes from the train station and 10 minutes from the Piazzale Roma.
How to reach Hotel Ai Due Fanali from Santa Lucia
Leave the station by the front steps, or by the easy-to-miss
(and stair-free) side exit if you have rolling luggage, a stroller, or a wheelchair.
Turn left and walk a few meters to the Scalzi Bridge, which
arches over the Grand Canal just to the left of the station.
Cross the Scalzi Bridge and continue straight ahead, past
the Burger King on your right and down a narrow street.
Turn left at the next corner.
Continue to the low bridge up
ahead, cross it, and walk to the church of San Simeone Profeta.
Bear left and continue around the church.
You'll enter a short arcaded passage. The entrance to the
Hotel Ai Due Fanali is on the square, just to the left of the passage.
(For photos of the route, see the
illustrated directions from the train stations in our Hotel Ai Due Fanali
From the Piazzale Roma:
For a better view of this route, use your mouse or cursor to
drag the map. (The walk takes about 10 minutes, or a bit longer if you're
not in a hurry.)
Head for the tree-lined side of the Piazzale Roma.
Look for a pedestrian path between two rows of news, food,
and souvenir stalls. Walk straight ahead to the low stone bridge.
Cross the bridge and turn left immediately. (Do
not continue straight ahead on the
Walk along the fondamenta (the sidewalk by the
canal), which will curve and lead you past the park to another canal with a
Cross the small bridge and keep walking until you reach the
Mephisto shoe store.
Turn right and follow directions 3 to 6 in our
railroad-station directions above.
(For photos of the route, see the
illustrated directions from the Piazzale Roma in our Hotel Ai Due Fanali
Note: Alternatively, you
can cross the Calatrava Bridge (Ponte della Costituzione) from the Piazzale
Roma, walk a few meters to the train station, and follow our directions from
the railroad station. We suggest following the directions above instead,
because the Scalzi Bridge by the train station is higher and has more steps
than the low bridges on our recommended route.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take a free shuttle bus (if available), a taxi, or the People Mover elevated
tramway to the Piazzale Roma. (The glass-walled People Mover station is just
outside the port entrance.)
Follow the directions from the Piazzale Roma above.