Walking directions to Hotel Al Soffiador (Murano)
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ABOVE: The Hotel Soffiadoris
in the southern part of Venice's glassmaking island, not far from the Murano
Faro vaporetto stop. (Murano Colonna, where the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat
stops, is represented by the blue airplane icon at lower left.)
Al Soffiador bills itself as "unsophisticated and friendly," so snobs may
want to go elsewhere. Other visitors to
glassmaking island, are likely to find the tiny 9-room hotel more appealing: Al
has earned high satisfaction scores from Venere, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor,
and it has an attractive, central location on a tree-lined street where guests
can dine or drink at ourdoor restaurants in the summertime.
From Venice's Marco Polo Airport, it's easy to reach the
Hotel Al Sofiador via the Alilaguna Blue Line
airport boat. (It's about a
five-minute walk from the Murano Colonna stop to the hotel, with one small
bridge to cross.) The Faro vaporetto or public waterbus stop is even
closer to the hotel.
How to reach the Hotel Al Soffiador from the Alilaguna
Linea Blu stop at Murano Colonna:
As you leave the Colonna boat stop, turn right and follow
the waterfront, which will curve left into a canal.
Head inland on the fondamenta or pavement next to
canal. (The street is named the Fondamenta dei Vertrai.)
Continue along the canal until you reach a bridge that has a
stone column with a winged lion. Turn right and cross the bridge.
On the other side of the bridge, turn left and walk to the
next street, which will be the Calle Bressagio.
Turn right onto the Calle Bressagio and walk along the
tree-lined street to the corner, where you'll find the Hotel Al Soffiador on
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
From your ship, walk to the wooden sidewalk near the
bottom of the main U-shaped ship basin.
Take a yellow-and-white Alilaguna Linea Blu airport boat to
Murano Colonna. (See
Get off at Murano Colonna and follow the directions above.