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Walking directions to
Hotel Bauer / Bauer Il Palazzo
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ABOVE: The Bauerand its more exclusive sister
property, Bauer Il Palazzo (yellow marker), are an easy walk from the Piazza San Marco
and the San Marco Giardinetti airport-boat stop.
The Bauers consist of two neighboring properties, both
with five-star ratings. The
Hotel Bauer is a luxury hotel in a modern building
just inland from the Grand Canal, while
Bauer Il Palazzo
is just what the name implies: an authentic, historic Venetian palace that is
now a lavishly-decorated "heirloom and boutique hotel" for the upper crust.
Chances are, you'll be arriving by water taxi at the Hotel
Bauer or Bauer Il Palazzo's private pier, but if you're willing to mingle with
the hoi polloi on public airport boats, you can walk to the Bauers from San
Marco Giardinetti. The walk is quick and easy, over level pavement.
How to reach the Bauer and Bauer Il Palazzo from
the San Marco airport-boat stop:
As you leave the boat station, turn left and cross a small
Continue a few meters to the Calle Vallaresso and turn
Walk straight ahead down the Calle Vallaresso, past Harry's
Bar and a row of designer shops.
At the first corner, turn left into the Salizzada San Moisè.
Walk straight ahead, past the Fendi and Prada shops. The
street will broaden into the Campo San Moisè.
The Hotel Bauer is just beyond the San Moisè Church, on the
south side of the small campo or square. (Look for the large modern
building on your left, just before a bridge where gondoliers ply their
trade.) Bauer Il Palazzo has its own entrance in a narrow street to the left
of the Hotel Bauer, toward the Grand Canal.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat from the ship
basin to San Marco
Giardinetti and follow the directions above.