ABOVE: The Alloggi Barbaria's breakfast
Location: Near the Ospedale
vaporetto landing in Castello. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
stop: Fondamente Nuove.
You're on a budget, you prefer a location on the Castello-San Marco side
of the Grand Canal, and you're arriving early or departing late on the
Venice airport boat.
The Alloggi Barbaria is a small inn just off the Fondamenta Nuove, the
waterfront promenade on the north side of Venice's historic center. From
the Alloggi, you can walk southwest toward the Piazza San Marco, the
Rialto Bridge, and other major sights.
Prices are reasonable, breakfast is served on a terrace in summer, and
Wi-Fi is free.
The Alloggi Barbari is also pet- and blogger-friendly: Pets are allowed
on request at no extra charge, and Fausto--the hotel manager--is the
longtime publisher of the illustrated
Alloggi Barbaria Blog for Venetophiles.
In the top satellite image, the Alloggi Barbaria is
on the upper right side of the frame, on the Calle delle Cappucchine
(which Google has chosen to label "Sestiere Castello"). You can also
see the Rialto Bridge
crossing the Grand Canal and--near the bottom--the
Piazza San Marco with
In the close-up photo, Venice's main ospedale
or hospital faces the Fondamenta Nuove, the waterfront promenade
that you'll walk along if you arrive by
Alilaguna airport boat.
The Alloggi Barbaria is in the street below the church near the
bottom of the photograph. (For its own mysterious reasons, Google
has incorrectly labeled the street "Fondamenta Nuove.")