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ABOVE: The Hotel Gazzettinois
one bridge away from the Rialto stop of Alilaguna's Orange Line airport boat.
Gazzettino is named after Venice's best-known daily newspaper, which
formerly had its offices across the street. The 10-room hotel is tucked into a
quiet back street near the Rialto Bridge and slightly north of the Piazza San
Marco. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, and a trattoria
(geared to tourists) is on the premises.
How to reach the Hotel Al Gazzettino from the Rialto
As you leave the boat pier, turn left. Cross
the small bridge just ahead of you and walk through the arcaded passage until
you see a Goldenpoint underwear shop.
Turn right onto the Calle Larga Mazzini and
walk straight ahead to the Campo del San Salvador, which has a memorial column
in the street.
Cross the campo and continue straight ahead up the
Marzaria San Salvador. ("Marzaria" is the Venetian dialect spelling
used on street signs; if you have a map, the street will be shown as
You'll soon reach a covered passage named the "Sotoportego e
Calle de le Acque." (See inset photo.) Go through the sotoportego.
The Hotel Al Gazzettino will be just ahead, on the right
side of the street.
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