ABOVE: The Hotel Marconi is on the Riva del
Vin, facing the Grand Canal. INSET BELOW: A wider view of the hotel and
Location: Next to the Rialto Bridge,
on the San Polo side of the Grand Canal.
Alilaguna Airport Boat
want a moderately-priced hotel by the
Rialto Bridge, facing the
As a central starting point for exploring Venice, the Marconi is hard to
beat: As you leave the 16h Century palazzo facing the Grand
Canal, you can head inland to Dorsoduro, San Polo, or Santa Croce, or
you can walk across the Rialto Bridge for shopping and sightseeing in
Cannaregio, San Marco, and Castello. No point in Venice's historic
center is more than 20 to 30 minutes away on foot, and the Rialto
platforms of ACTV (Venice's vaporetto or waterbus service) and Alilaguna
(airport boats) are directly across the canal from the hotel via the
The first image shows the Hotel Marconi's location
in relation to its surroundings. The hotel is behind the words "Riva
del Vin," to the left of the Rialto Bridge on the San Polo (left)
side of the Grand Canal.
In the close-up photo, the Hotel Marconi is the
building with the pale orange awning in the left third of the frame.
The Rialto Bridge is only a few meters from the hotel. (The dark red
umbrellas along the water cover the Riva's outdoor
restaurant terraces, which are open year-round.)