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Walking directions to
Hotel Antica Locanda Sturion
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ABOVE: The Antica Locanda Sturionis
across the Grand Canal (and the Rialto Bridge) from Alilaguna's Rialto
Antica Locanda Sturion shares a building with another three-star hotel, the
Locanda Ovidius, alongside the Grand Canal
near the Rialto Bridge. The locanda has been in business for centuries,
but its 11 rooms offer plenty of modern conveniences, including iPads that can
be checked out at the reception desk. You can even request a gluten-free
breakfast--something that wasn't available when the inn began operating in the
days of the doges.
Like many hotels in Venice, the Antica Locanda Sturion has an
outdated Web site, so follow our directions if you're coming from Marco Polo
How to reach the Antica Locanda Sturion from the
Rialto airport-boat stop:
Take the Alilaguna Orange Line boat from the airport to
As you leave the boat stop at Rialto, turn left and walk to
the low bridge just ahead of you.
Cross the bridge, walk through the arcaded passage, and
continue straight ahead to the Rialto Bridge.
Cross the Rialto Bridge to the other side of the Grand
Canal. (We suggest using the bridge's center staircase, which is easier to
navigate with luggage than the narrow and often crowded stairs by the
At the bottom of the bridge, turn left immediately and walk
along the water to the Calle del Sturion.
Turn right into the Calle del Sturion, where you'll see the