ABOVE: The Hotel Bucintoro (tan building on
right) is next to the Campo San Biaggio and the Museo Storico Navale.
INSET BELOW: The hotel's entrance and café are on the Riva San Biaggio,
where yachts and other large boats are often moored.
Location: On the
waterfront overlooking St. Mark's Basin, next to the Naval History
Alilaguna Airport Boat
You prefer an attractive, slightly upscale hotel that's close to San
Marco, but just far enough away to avoid the tourist crowds.
Hotel Bucintoro has a waterfront setting next to the Musco Storico
Navale, and it's especially convenient if you're in Venice for the
Biennale art exhibition. (The Biennale park is only a few minutes away
on foot.) From your room overlooking St. Mark's Basin, you'll be able to
see passing vaporetti, cruise ships, and the island church of
San Giorgio Maggiore offshore.
In the top satellite image, the Hotel Bucintoro is
toward the bottom right corner of the frame, behind the word "Riva."
To reach the Piazza San Marco from the hotel, you cross the
footbridge to the Riva di Cà di Dio and
continue along the waterfront for five or 10 minutes.
To reach the heart of the Castello district
(which is one of Venice's least touristy areas), walk in the
opposite direction--to the right of the photo--and head inland at
the Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.
The second image shows the Hotel Bucintoro behind
two rows of café tables. The large pink
building to the hotel's left is the Naval History Museum.