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ABOVE: The Hotel Aironeis across the
Grand Canal from the train station.
Hotel Airone faces the Grand Canal and the Santa Lucia Railroad
Station. It isn't luxurious, but its rates are reasonable for the location.
(Caveats: The hotel doesn't offer breakfast or Internet access.)
How to reach the Hotel Airone from the
Walk to the tree-lined side of the Piazzale Roma where a
red-and-white crosswalk from the central bus area feeds into a sidewalk
through the trees.
Go through the trees, past the vendor stands, to a low stone
Cross the bridge. On the other side of the canal, turn left
and walk along the fondamenta or sidewalk by the park.
When you reach the corner, continue around to the right.
Beyond the park, you'll reach a second small bridge. Cross
The Hotel Canal & Walter is just after the bridge, facing
the Grand Canal.
From Santa Lucia railroad station:
The most direct way to the Airone
is over the Scalzi Bridge next to the train station. (Scroll the map down with
your mouse or finger for a better view.)
As you leave the train station, turn left and walk the short
distance to the Scalzi Bridge.
Cross the bridge.
Turn right as you leave the bridge and follow the
fondamenta or waterside pavement to the Hotel Airone. The hotel is a
minute or two from the bridge, beyond the Hotel Antiche Figure and the
Carlton on the Grand Canal.
If you hate stairs and you're traveling with heavy luggage, you
might want to consider a slightly longer but less strenuous route:
As you leave the station, turn right and walk past a large
building to the Calatrava Bridge (a.k.a. the Ponte della Costituzione). This
bridge has a gentler incline and is much easier to cross with luggage than
the Scalzi Bridge.
Cross the Calatrava Bridge to the Piazzale Roma.
Follow the directions above.
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 People Mover's glass-enclosed station is
just beyond the port gates.)
Follow the directions from Piazzale Roma.