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ABOVE: San Clemente is the red island on this antique map of the Venetian Lagoon. If you have a high-speed connection, see the full-size map (565K). INSET: Private hotel launch; sign on dock; Alilaguna airport boat.

How to reach the island

photoThe private island of San Clemente is about 15 minutes from San Marco via the San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice's's free private launches. (The spacious, well-equipped boats were built at a cost of €280,000 to €300,000 each, and they run several times an hour in both directions.)

photoBoats depart from a slip by the Giardini Reali or Royal Gardens, just to the right of the Piazzetta (the waterfront section of the Piazza San Marco) as you face the water. Look for the octagonal Water Taxi booth next to the stone balustrade, then look to your right for the small wooden San Clemente Palace sign. If you don't see a boat, wait by the balustrade until the next launch arrives.

photoIf you're coming from Venice's Marco Polo Airport, take the Alilaguna Alilaguna airport boat and get off at the San Marco Giardinetti stop. Turn right as you leave the boat landing and walk to the far end of the sidewalk in front of the palace gardens, where you'll find the Water Taxi booth and the San Clemente Palace boat dock.

Alternatively, you can hire a water taxi at the airport. (Expect to pay somewhere between €120 and €150 for the ride.)

Next page: How to book a room or suite

In this article:
San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice
Island of San Clemente
Rooms, suites
Restaurants, bars
Pool, spa, tennis, golf
Weddings, honeymoons
Conferences, groups
Reaching the island
How to book

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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