Hotels in Castello
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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
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
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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