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Walking directions to
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ABOVE: The Hotel Orionis
north of the Piazza San Marco. You can reach it on foot from the San Marco
Giardinetti airport-boat stop without crossing any bridges.
is a few short blocks north of the Piazza San Marco, on the way to the Rialto
Bridge. Like many smaller Venice hotels, the Orion doesn't have an elevator
(which can be good or bad, depending on your exercise needs or your knees).
How to reach the Hotel Orion from San Marco
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.
Walk toward the Basilica di San Marco and look for the Calle
San Basso, which is on the northeastern side of the Piazza San Marco near
the carved stone lions by the basilica.
Walk one short block on the Calle San Basso, bear right into
the Calle Larga San Marco, and immediately turn left onto the Calle
The Hotel Orion will be just ahead on the Calle Spadaria.
Look for the hanging sign above the entrance.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat from the cruise
basin to the San Marco Giardinetti waterbus stop.
Follow the directions above.