ABOVE: The Hotel Adua's breakfast room.
Location: On the Lista di Spagna, a
pedestrian thoroughfare just east of Venice's Santa Lucia Railroad
You're on a tight budget, you're arriving or departing by train, and
you're looking for a simple, affordable place to spend the night.
The Hotel Adua is a clean, no-frills hotel with 13 air-conditioned rooms
(a big plus during during the often-humid Venetian summer). The hotel
has two buildings: the main hotel and an annex. In the annex--where
rooms are cheaper--toilets and showers are down the hall.
Wi-Fi is free at the Hotel Adua, but breakfast is not. (You can pay for
breakfast in the hotel, but the neighborhood is full of bars and cafés
where you can get a coffee and roll for less money.)
The top satellite image shows an overview of the
cruise-ship basin is on the left, with the
Piazzale Roma (the arrival
point for airport buses and land taxis) at the bottom of the photo.
Above the Piazzale Roma is the
Railroad Station. The Hotel Adua is located on the street that
runs from the station to the top right corner of the frame. (The
hotel is about 200 meters from the station steps.)
In the lower photo, the Hotel Adua is the small 17th
Century brick palazzo near the bottom corner, right behind
the words "Terà Lista." Above the hotel are the
Campo San Geremia and the Ponte delle Guglie bridge. Follow the
crowd across the bridge, and you'll reach the Piazza San Marco in 20
to 30 minutes.