Baggage Storage in Venice
Left luggage or Deposito Bagagli
Where to leave bags after
you've checked out of your hotel, or when you want to avoid hauling heavy suitcases across the
ABOVE: A sign marks the luggage office at
Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad Station.
often get e-mails from readers who want to know where they can store luggage
after leaving their hotels, during day trips to Venice, or when passing through
Venice Marco Polo Airport, the
Venice Cruise Terminal, or the
Venice Railway Station. Here are our
1. When possible, leave bags at your hotel.
The easiest way to store luggage is to leave it with your
hotel's front desk. Nearly all hotels will hold bags for a few hours before you
check in or after you check out.
At smaller hotels, you can simply leave bags with the
receptionist; at larger or more expensive hotels, you'll need to store bags with
the concierge or luggage porter.
- Suggestion: If you have an early
departure, have mobility problems, or are just spending a night or two in
Venice at the beginning or end of a cruise, we strongly urge you to consider
staying at a hotel near your point of arrival or departure. (See our
No. 1 Venice Hotel Warning.) This is far
easier than hauling luggage through the streets, on crowded and high-priced water buses, or
in even more expensive water taxis. For hotel suggestions, see our
Venice Airport Hotels,
Venice Railway Station Hotels,
and Venice Cruise Terminal
2. Otherwise, use a deposito
Left-luggage offices are located at:
The arrivals hall of
Venice Marco Polo Airport, near the post office. (The airport also has
free luggage carts.)
The Venice Santa Lucia
Railway Station, near track 1. (The last time we checked, hours were 6
a.m. to 11 p.m.) If lines are long, try this
baggage office just outside the station.
The Piazzale Roma, where
airport buses, taxis, and People Mover trams enter and leave Venice. If
you're catching a public water bus to your hotel or vacation apartment, look
for Nicola Brusò's The
Golden Luggage, which is right next to the vaporetto piers at Piazzale
The Venice Cruise
Terminal's Marittima and San Basilio buildings, where left-luggage
offices are normally open on arrival and departure days.
current rates and hours of the deposito bagagli offices at
Piazzale Roma and Marco Polo Airport, see the
Cooperativa Trasbagagli Venezia's
English-language Web site.
3. Introducing a newer option:
Self-service "locker shops," such as
Vaise, are now scattered around central Venice. See Venice
Luggage Lockers for listings, with reasons
why you might (or might not) find lockers a better bet than conventional luggage
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