Antica Locanda Sturion
ABOVE: A twilight view of the Grand Canal
and the Rialto Bridge from the hotel. INSET BELOW: The Antica Locanda
Sturion's entrance is clearly marked with a hanging sign.
Location: Close to the Rialto Bridge
in San Polo. Nearest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
You want a convenient base for sightseeing and shopping in Venice, with
good access to public transportation.
Antica Locanda Sturion is in a narrow, quiet street just off the Riva
del Vin, the pedestrian promenade along the Grand Canal on the San Polo
side of the Rialto Bridge. You can easily explore the San Polo, Santa
Croce, and Dorsoduro side of the canal (including the Peggy Guggenheim
Collection, the Galleria dell'Academia, and several other major art
museums), or you can cross the Rialto Bridge and walk to the Piazza San
Marco in about 20 minutes. (The Rialto vaporetto and
airport-boat landings also are just across the bridge.)
The locanda itself has a long history as an inn. If you don't
mind climbing a long staircase from the building entrance to the third
floor, you'll find an appealing small hotel with 11 Venetian-style guest
rooms (some offering spectacular canal views), free Internet, and a
breakfast room that looks onto the Grand Canal.
In the first photo, you can see the Rialto Bridge
and the Rialto Food Markets near the top of the frame. From the
bridge, the waterfront promenade along the Grand Canal takes you to
the Calle del Sturion and the Locanda.
The second photo is a close-up of the Riva del Vin.
The Antica Locanda Sturion's entrance is just around the corner on
the Calle del Sturion.