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Walking directions to
Sarah Sun Island
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ABOVE: The Sarah Sun Islandis
a short walk from the Alilaguna BlueLine airport boat's stop at the Hilton
Molino Stucky (on right).
Sarah Sun Island is a "Boat & Breakfast" aboard a moored
yacht on the small island of Sacco Fisola, across the Giudecca Canal from the San
Basilio cruise terminal.
The immediate neighborhood is mostly residential, but if you feel
restless, you can easily walk to the Hilton Molino Stucky or one of
the bars and restaurants along the Giudecca waterfront. Or, if you've bought a Tourist Travel Card,
you can take the vaporetto back and forth across the Giudecca
Canal as many times as you wish. (The No. 2 vaporetto pier at Sacco
Fisola is just one stop from the Zattere,
Dorsoduro's lively waterfront area, and a few stops from the bright lights and
major sights of San Marco.)
The Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat is slow (about 1 hour 45
minutes), but getting from the boat landing to the Sarah is both easy
How to reach Sarah Sun Island from the Giudecca
(Hilton) airport-boat stop:
Turn left as you exit the boat by the Hilton Molino
Walk inland along the local canal until you're almost to a
Turn right just before the bridge and follow the Calle
You'll come to another bridge, the Ponte Lavraneri, which
spans a wide secondary canal named the Canale dei Lavraneti. Cross the
bridge to the island of Sacco Fisola.
Walk to to the Calle Fisola, turn right, and continue
In a moment, you'll reach a cross street named Calle della
Sacca. Turn right again and walk to the canal.
Turn left at the canal. The Sarah and its sister
yacht will be moored ahead of you, before you reach the Giudecca Canal.
From the Piazzale Roma:
If sitting in an Alilaguna airport boat for nearly two hours
sounds unappealing, you can take the
airport bus from Marco Polo
Airport to the Piazzale Roma (20 minutes) and switch to a public water bus. Here
are directions from the Piazzale Roma:
Buy an ACTV vaporetto ticket (or, better yet, a
12-hour to 7-day
Tourist Travel Card) at the Hellovenezia ticket office or a
ticket machine by the
Take the No. 2 water bus in the direction of Giudecca and
San Zaccaria. Get off at Sacco Fisola./p>
Turn left and walk along the waterfront to the Canale dei
Lavraneri, where the street turns right.
Continue around the corner, where you'll see the Sarah
and its sister yacht moored along the side canal.