ABOVE: Parked cars at the Ca' Doge. INSET
BELOW: The hotel entrance, which is clearly marked.
Town House Suites 1st Category.
Location: Right on the Piazzale
brought your car with you, you're returning a rental vehicle at the
Piazzale Roma, or you're arriving or departing on a cruise ship at the
The Ca' Doge is one of the few hotels or B&Bs in Venice that is actually
the Piazzale Roma, as opposed
to nearby. You can park in the Autopark Doge (which has 24-hour video
surveillance). Or, if you're headed for a cruise ship, you can cross the
street to the People Mover,
which takes about a minute and a half to reach the Marittima port
entrance. (Land taxis to the
piers are also nearby.)
The Piazzale Roma isn't the most scenic or romantic spot in Venice, but
it's perfectly safe. The square--and the Ca' Doge--are worth considering
if you're spending a night or two in Venice and your hotel needs are
dictated by parking or cruise transportation.
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In the first satellite image, you can see the
Piazzale Roma as a grey spot near the middle of the photo. The
Marittima cruise basin is on the left, and the historic center of
Venice is on the right. Ca' Doge is at the bottom of the Piazzale
Roma, below the word "Roma."
In the second photo, Ca' Doge is the tile-roofed
building on the left, with cars parked behind. Airport-style People
Mover trams to the Marittima cruise basin leave from a station next
to the large parking garage on the right.