Hotel Locanda Ovidius
ABOVE: A view from the Hotel Locanda
Ovidius. INSET BELOW: The hotel's setting on the Grand Canal.
Location: In San Polo, by the Rialto
Alilaguna Airport Boat
looking for a smoke-free hotel on the Grand Canal, in the heart of
The Hotel Locanda Ovidius occupies two floors of a restored historic
building at the corner of Calle de Sturion and the Riva del Vin,
alongside the Grand Canal just to your left after you've crossed the
Rialto Bridge from the Rialto vaporetto or airport-boat stop.
The decor is 18th Century, but the hotel has the usual modern
conveniences--including an elevator. Other amenities include a lounge on
each floor, a canalside breakfast room, and two balconies where guests
can watch the passing boat traffic from above.
In the upper picture, you can see the
Rialto Bridge and the
Rialto Food Markets
(near the bottom of the photo) with the Riva del Vin running along
the canal to the left of the bridge. The Hotel Locanda Ovidius is at
the corner of the Riva del Vin and the Calle del Sturion.
The lower photo shows a slightly different view,
with the Hotel Locanda Ovidius near the left side of the image
behind the words "Sestiere San Polo."