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ABOVE: The Hotel Metropoleis
on Venice's central waterfront and slightly east of the Alilaguna Blue Line
airport-boat stop at San Zaccaria (blue airplane icon).
Metropole isn't quite as well-known to outsiders as the Hotel Danieli (which
is just down the Riva degli Schiavoni from the Metropole, toward St. Mark's
Square), but it has a following among well-heeled Venetophiles--and especially
among guests who appreciate the Metropole's illustrious history, its
museum-grade collection of objets-d'art, and the Michelin two-star Met
How to reach Hotel Metropole from the San Zaccaria
As you leave the waterbus station, turn right and walk to
the stone bridge.
Cross the bridge.
Walk a few more meters beyond the Pietà church, and you'll see the
Hotel Metropole on your left.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat from the cruise
basin to the San Zaccaria stop.
Follow the directions above.
From the San Basilio cruise pier:
Leave the cruise terminal by the main doors, walk straight
ahead to the wooden bridge, and cross the bridge.
At the ACTV vaporetto station (which is just ahead), take a
No. 2 water bus in the direction of San Zaccaria.
As you leave the boat station at San Zaccaria, bear right.
Cross the stone bridge and walk past the Locanda Vivaldi and
the Pietà church to the Hotel Metropole.