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Venice Luggage Lockers

Recently, several new locker services have expanded your left-luggage options in Venice. We link to the services and help you decide the best way to store your bags.

Vaise open locker photo

ABOVE: An open locker at Vaise offers relief to a heavily laden traveler.

In Venice, it isn't hard to find traditional deposito bagagli or left-luggage services at Marco Polo Airport, in the Piazzale Roma, at the Venezia Santa Lucia railroad station, and a handful of other locations. Luggage lockers, in contrast, are something new: They arrived in Venice during 2017, when a young entrepreneur named Martina Pignaffo opened two Vaise locker locations.

Today, there are at least three locker services that we're aware of, with half a dozen or more locations in central Venice. Here's a sampling:

The city's original locker service has two locations: one near the Piazzzale Roma, and the other on the Calle de Piscina de Frezzaria in Venice's prime shopping district near the Piazza San Marco. Vaise also provides key lockboxes for vacation-apartment owners and their guests. (See our Vaise article for more information and photos.)

Stow Your Bags: Venice
This firm has locations in Venice, Milan, Florence, and Naples. Its Venice shops are in the Calle dello Spezier (near Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad Station) and the Calle de l'Orso by the Rialto Bridge.

Self Luggage Storage (Cannaregio)
This location may be out of the way for most travelers, but it's handy if you're staying near the Ghetto or elsewhere in the sestiere of Cannaregio.

Why use luggage lockers?

Normally, we'd suggest leaving bags at your hotel if you need to check out before it's time to catch your airport bus, airport boat, or train--or, for that matter, if you arrive before your room is ready and want to go sightseeing without hauling cargo.

 Still, there are a few situations where a secure locker near where you're staying might be convenient:

  • You're carrying valuables (such as jewelry, cameras, or a laptop), and you don't feel comfortable parking them next to a hotell's reception desk or in a hotel luggage room.

  • You've been out shopping, and you want to leave your purchases in a safe place while you visit a museum, have a meal, take a gondola ride, or go sightseeing on foot.

  • You're staying in a vacation apartment, rather than a hotel, and you don't have access to a reception desk or luggage room.

If you expect to be in any of these situations, luggage lockers or a traditional deposito bagagli counter can be a huge convenience.

Lockers vs. left-luggage desks

Deposito bagagli counters or shops tend to be at major transportation points such as the Piazzale Roma (for airport buses and taxis), the Marittima cruise port, and Venice Marco Polo Airport.

If you're staying a long way from these locations, it may be more convenient to rent a luggage locker in your hotel or apartment's neighborhood.

A locker may also be cheaper than a deposito bagagli if you have more than one bag, as long as you can stuff everything into one locker. And with a locker, you won't have to stand in line.

On the downside, a locker can be more expensive if you're parking only one bag or leaving your luggage for several days.

We suggest determining your needs, then looking at the Web sites featured in this article and on our Left Luggage / Baggage Deposit page. You can then compare costs and decide where to store your gear.

For more articles about luggage storage in Venice, see the menu below:

Related articles:
Vaise (Venice's first locker service)
Venice Left Luggage / Baggage Deposit

About the author:

Durant Imboden photo.Durant Imboden has written about Venice, Italy since 1996. He covered Venice and European travel at for 4-1/2 years before launching Europe for Visitors (including Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl Imboden in 2001.

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