ABOVE: The Palazzo Odoni's candlelit
courtyard. INSET BELOW: Candles around the wellhead, and the palazzo's
entrance on the Fondamenta Minotto.
Location: On the Fondamenta Minotto,
close to the Piazzale Roma and the Campo Santa Margherita. (Allow 10
minutes or so reach the hotel from the Piazzale Roma and another few
minutes if you're coming from the railroad station.)
You want to stay in an authentic Venetian palazzo within
walking distance of
land taxis, cruise-ship
shuttles, or the
People Mover to the
Marittima cruise basin and the
The family that owns the hotel has lived in the 15th Century palazzo
for five generations. The lovingly-restored building has a flower-filled
courtyard with a wellhead, a stone staircase leading to the upper
floors, and rooms that are decorated in traditional Venetian style.
In the top photo, you can see the
modern Calatrava Bridge
that connects the Piazzale
Roma (left) to the
Railroad Station (not visible). A bridge and sidewalk lead
through the Papadópoli Gardens to the Fondamenta dei Tolentini. From
there, a short walk takes you to the Fondamenta Minotto, where the
Palazzo Odoni can be seen near the bottom right corner of the frame.
In the second photo, the Palazzo Odoni is near the
middle of the image, facing the canal to the right of the
rectangular green awning.