ABOVE: The Hotel Giorgione's courtyard. INSET BELOW: An exterior view of
the hotel, and its distinctive G-shaped hanging sign.
Location: In Cannaregio, a few
blocks north of the Campo SS. Apostoli. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
stop: Fondamenta Nuove.
aren't traveling with heavy luggage, or you're going to and from the
airport by water taxi.
The Hotel Giorgione might look out of the way on a map if you're new to
Venice, but its location is surprisingly convenient for sightseeing:
From its location near the eastern border of the Cannaregio district,
you can easily reach the Piazza San Marco without fighting the crowds.
The Rialto Bridge isn't far away, either: Just head south to the Campo
SS. Apostoli, turn left, and follow the crowd for several blocks.
hotel itself has a lot going for it, too: It's loaded with traditional
Venetian atmosphere, you can have breakfast in the large courtyard
during nice weather, and the reception staff are both helpful and kind.
The top satellite image shows the Hotel Giorgione in
relation to the SS. Apostoli Church (look for the tall tower in the
upper left quadrant) and the
Rialto Bridge (bottom left).
The second photo is a close-up of the Hotel
Giorgione and immediate surroundings. The hotel is two streets up
from the church and east of the "r" in "Salizada del Pistor." (Look
for the building with an irregular-shaped courtyard and a small roof