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Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad Station

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The Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad station--or "Ferrovia," as it's called on local street signs and vaporetto maps--is near the foot of the Grand Canal, within a few minutes' walking distance of the Piazzale Roma (the bus, taxi, and car gateway to Venice's historic center).

Santa Lucia is one of two railroad stations in the Comune di Venezia: Venezia Mestre, is on the Italian mainland, about 4 km or 2.5 miles away via a railway and car bridge across the Venetian Lagoon. (If you're arriving on a fast express train between other Italian cities, you may need to get off in Mestre and catch a local train to Venezia Santa Lucia.)

The aerial photos below show two views of Santa Lucia Station.

In the upper photo, you can see:

  • The stazione, with its platforms and train sheds behind the white stone building that contains the ticketing lobby, buffet, and other passenger services. In front of the station is a paved terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.

  • Just below the station, in the lower left corner of the photo, is the Piazzale Roma. The station and the Piazzale Roma are connected by the Ponte di Calatrava, a pedestrian bridge that opened in 2008.

The lower close-up picture shows:

  • The main station building with train platforms behind.

  • The stone terrace facing the Grand Canal.

  • Vaporetto or waterbus platforms. (You can buy tickets at a booth nearby.)

  • The Ponte dei Scalzi, a bridge that connects the station to the sestiere or district of Santa Croce.

  • A pedestrian thoroughfare, the Rio Terà Lista de Spagna, which is the first section of the main walking route to the Piazza San Marco. (Many station hotels are conveniently located on or near this street.)

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