If you're arriving or
departing at the Santa
Lucia Railroad Station, the Piazzale
Roma (airport buses and taxis), the
basin, or the Tronchetto
parking garage, there's a good chance that you'll stay (or should at least
consider staying) at a hotel in Venice's sestiere of Santa Croce.
The satellite image above shows why: Santa Croce starts
just below or to the right of the Piazzale Roma (lower left corner of photo),
then follows the curve of the Grand Canal almost to the Calle dei Botteri (right
side). From either the traffic hub of Piazzale Roma or the train station, it's a
fairly short walk to most hotels in Santa Croce. A few are on the Piazzale Roma
or almost directly across the Grand Canal from the railroad station via the
The sestiere of Santa Croce has a varied urban
landscape, from the 19th or early 20th residential districts across from the
station to tiny, ancient neighborhood squares and grandiose palazzi
facing the Grand Canal.
In the navigation tables below, we've placed the
sestiere's hotels in three groups:
Piazzale Roma refers to
hotels that are on or next to Venice's main point of entry for buses, taxis,
and the People Mover tram from Tronchetto.
Grand Canal includes waterfront hotels along the canale's curve
from just east of the Piazzale Roma to the border of
Slightly inland describes
hotels that are tucked into the district's streets and back alleys away from
the water, but still within easy walking distance of the Piazzale Roma and
the train station.