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ABOVE: The Hotel Hesperiais
just across the Cannaregio Canal from the Guglie vaporetto and airport-boat stop
(blue icons). The bridge over the canal, the Ponte
delle Guglie, has half-height steps for easier crossing with wheeled luggage and
Hesperia is one of Venice's most highly-rated two-star hotels, and its
location is appealing: The hotel overlooks the Canareggio Canal, one short
bridge away from the Guglie stop of the Alilaguna airport boat's Orange Line.
It's also within an easy walk of the Santa Lucia railroad station, with no
bridges to cross.
How to reach the Hotel Hesperia from the Guglie airport-boat
As you leave the boat stop, turn right.
Walk along the fondamenta or sidewalk, past the Gam
Gam restaurant, to the Ponte delle Guglie bridge.
Cross the bridge.
On the other side of the Guglie bridge, turn right and walk
for a minue or two. The Hesperia is about 200 meters from the bridge, next
to the canal.
From Santa Lucia Railroad Station:
(Drag the map with your mouse or finger for a better view of the
route from the train station.)
Leave the railroad station by the marble steps outside the main doors, or by the easy-to-miss
(and conveniently stair-free)
side exit if you have rolling luggage, a stroller, or a wheelchair.
When you reach the wide fondamenta or pavement in
front of the station, turn left.
Walk past the Scalzi Church and the Scalzi Bridge toward the
Lista di Spagna (a busy pedestrian thoroughfare).
Continue down the Lista di Spagna, through the Campo San
Geremia (you'll see a large domed church on your right), and on to the Ponte
delle Guglie Bridge.
Do not cross the bridge. Instead, turn left and
walk along the canal until you reach the Hotel Hesperia. (The entire walk
from the station shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes.)