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We've included customized Google maps that you can zoom, rotate, or drag for better views.
If you see a conflict between our directions and a hotel's, rely on ours. (Hotel sites are often years out of date.) Ditto for maps: Our icons are hand-placed for accuracy, while GPS-based labels can be off by a street or more.
Finally, if you don't know the city's
layout, see our Venice Orientation Map
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icons mark the Hotel Principe and nearby hotels. (The Principe is in the Rio Terà Lista di Spagna,
just east of the station.)
Principe has a deceptive appearance if you approach on foot. On the entrance
side, you'd never guess that the hotel occupies a series of historic buildings
that face the Grand Canal, with many rooms and a restaurant terrace overlooking the
How to reach the Hotel Principe from Santa Lucia Railroad
- Leave the 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 for a short distance. The
Hotel Principe's entrance is less than a block beyond the Scalzi Bridge, on
the right side of the street.
From the Piazzale Roma:
Look for the Calatrava Bridge (a.k.a. the Ponte
della Costituzione). It's the large modern bridge at the northeast corner of
the square, next to the Hotel Santa Chiara.
Cross the bridge and continue straight ahead, past the large
building on your left, to the train station.
From the station, follow the directions above.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take a shuttle bus, a taxi, or the
People Mover to the
Follow the directions above.