Walking directions to Hotel Locanda Ovidius
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ABOVE: The Locanda Ovidiusis
across the Grand Canal from the Rialto boat platforms of ACTV (Venice's transit
system) and Alilaguna (which serves Marco Polo Airport).
Ovidius is a small (15-room) hotel in a building that overlooks the Grand
Canal near the Rialto Bridge. (The same building houses another three-star
hotel, the Antica Locanda Sturion.) An elevator leads from the ground floor to the
hotel, which occupies two floors. The more expensive rooms have canal views, and
all guests can enjoy panoramic views of the water from the lounge and its
How to reach
the Hotel Locanda Ovidius from the Alilaguna airport-boat stop at Rialto:
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