Walking directions to
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ABOVE: The Hotel Arlecchinois
just south of the Piazzale Roma, at the junction of two canals. (The
People Mover to the Marittima
cruise terminals is marked by the blue icon at upper left.)
Arlecchino is popular with cruisers (the Marittima piers aren't far), and
we've found it convenient for getting to the Piazzale Roma's airport buses in time
to catch early-morning flights from Marco Polo Airport. The hotel is just a
minute or two from the Piazzale Roma, with one small bridge to cross.
How to reach the Hotel Arlecchino from Piazzale Roma:
Walk toward the tree-lined side of the Piazzale Roma.
Continue through the trees to the water.
Turn right onto the fondamenta or sidewalk
along the canal.
A few meters ahead, you'll see a food kiosk immediately before the
Tre Ponti (three bridges). Bearing left to stay by the main canal, walk past the
food kiosk to the bridge.
Cross the bridge and immediately turn right. Walk a short
distance along the canal to the hotel's entrance, which is tucked into a
tiny cross street. (The Arlecchino's slightly fancier sister hotel, the
Best Western Olimpia, is just beyond.)
From the railroad station:
As you leave the train station, turn right and follow the
crowd toward the modern Calatrava Bridge.
Cross the Calatrava Bridge--officially named the "Ponte
della Costituzione"--to the Piazzale Roma, then follow the directions above.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the People Mover
elevated tram to the Piazzale Roma. (The glass-enclosed station is just
outside the port entrance.)
Once you're in the Piazzale Roma, follow the directions