Hotel Al Vagon
ABOVE: The Hotel Vagon's entrance is on the
Campiello Riccardo Selvatico, just to the south of Campo dei Santi
Apostoli and its canal. INSET BELOW: The Restaurant Al Vagon.
Location: By the Santi Apostoli
Canal, between the SS. Apostoli Church and the Rialto Bridge. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
on a tight budget, you want to be smack in the middle of Venice's
historic center, and you don't need to read the news headlines on your
iPad while eating a buffet breakfast.
The Hotel Al Vagon is on the main walking route between Venice's
Railroad Station and the
Piazza San Marco. (It's
also practically next door to the three-star
Hotel Antico Doge
and a few minutes on foot from the
The hotel offers double, triple, and quad rooms--some with canal
views--and rates aren't too painful by Venice standards. Caveats: Unlike
most hotels in Venice, the Al Vagon doesn't supply breakfast, and
Internet isn't available.
In the first satellite image, the Hotel Al Vagon is
near the top of the map, just to the right of the vertical street
that's slightly inland from the Grand Canal. The Rialto Bridge
crosses the canal nearby, and the Piazza San Marco is at the bottom
of the frame.
In the second photo (which was taken from the north)
you can see the campo and church of SS. Apostoli in the
foreground. The Hotel Al Vagon is just across the canal and to the
left of the church tower. To reach the hotel's entrance, continue
walking down the street to a small square (the Campiello Riccardo
Selvatico) and look for the hotel sign.