Venice and the coronavirus
Picking the right hotel location
In our "Picking the best hotel location" article, we make a statement that's worth repeating here:
Many first-time visitors book hotels (or let their travel agents book hotels) without giving any thought to location. This can lead to frustrating and expensive mistakes.
To see why, let's look at another aerial photo:
Let's say that you're arriving by air and spending two days in Venice before departing on a cruise ship from the San Basilio pier.
Your travel agent books you into a hotel in Castello, inland from the Piazza San Marco. You're traveling with large, heavy luggage.
Because your travel agent knows a lot about cruising but very little about Venice, she didn't realize that:
You're going to have a frustrating experience that could have been avoided if you'd stayed at a hotel closer to your cruise terminal.
The same principle applies if you're arriving and departing by train: By staying within walking distance of the Santa Lucia railroad station, you'll save time, hassle, and money.
To find suitable hotels quickly and easily, see our Venice Hotel, B&B, and Apartments Guide.
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