Walking directions to Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal (with map)
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal
is an upscale 100-room hotel just west of the Piazza San Marco. It's one of the
few hotels in Venice with wheelchair-accessible rooms (six in all).
How to reach the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal from the
Alilaguna airport-boat stop at San Marco Giardinetti:
As you leave the boat station, turn left and cross a small
Continue a few meters to the Calle Vallaresso and turn
The entance to the Monaco & Grand Canal will be on your
left, less than a minute from the waterfront.
Note: If you're in a wheelchair, you can avoid
the small bridge mentioned above by taking a longer route through the Piazza San
Marco. Here's how:
As you leave the boat platform, turn right and walk along
the water. (Souvenir kiosks and a small public garden will be on your left.)
You'll cross a low metal ramp over a canal.
At the Piazzetta (a large open space with two stone
columns), turn left and walk into the Piazza San Marco.
You'll need to bump or climb up a few steps into the arcades
along the south side of the square (the side next to the brick bell tower or
Go straight ahead under the arcades to the southwestern
corner of the square, where a passage leads into a street.
Continue one short block and turn left into the Calle
Vallaresso. The hotel's wheelchair-friendly entrance is on the right side of
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat from the cruise
basin to the San Giardinetti stop and follow the directions above.
MAP CREDITS: Walking maps by
Anders Imboden, using base data from the
Comune di Venezia and Regione Veneto under license