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Hotels in Castello

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Castello is a large and varied district, with neighborhoods that range from the busy waterfront hotel strip near the Piazza San Marco to the quiet residential area of Sant'Elena near the city's eastern tip. (In the middle are the Giardini Pubblici, or public gardens, and the Biennale art fairgrounds.)

We've organized our Castello hotel listings into three groups:

  • Riva degli Schiavoni and the adjacent Riva Ca' di Dio, a waterfront promenade that runs from the Doge's Palace (by the Piazza San Marco) to the Arsenale Canal. This is where you'll find some of Venice's most expensive hotels, along with a handful of more affordable three-star hostelries.

  • Inland areas and Fondamenta Nuove, between the St. Mark's waterfront and the northern or Lagoon side of Castello.

  • Arsenale to Sant'Elena, starting with the Naval Museum and ending in the easternmost reaches of the city.

Tip: Castello can be a great place to stay if you're arriving and departing at Marco Polo Airport, since airport boats of Alilaguna's "Linea Blu" or Blue Line stop at three locations on the Lagoon side and two landings on the St. Mark's Basin side of the district. Castelli has decent connections to the Marittima cruise basin, which is at the end of the Alilaguna Blue Line route. (If you need easy access to the railroad station or the San Basilio cruise pier, we suggest staying in a sestiere closer to those areas.)



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