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Walking directions to Hotel Aqua Palace (with map)

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Hotel Acqua Palace signThe four-star Hotel Aqua Palace is north of the Piazza San Marco and within convenient walking distance of the Rialto Bridge. Its 30 rooms include doubles, triples, junior suites, suites, and rooms for disabled travelers. Wi-Fi is free.

The hotel has an outstanding reputation, and--just as important--it offers an attractive, peaceful location despite its proximity to Venice's tourist attractions and shopping.

How to reach the Aqua Palace from the Alilaguna pier at San Marco Giardinetti:

Hotel Acqua Palace map directions

  1. As you leave the Alilaguna airport-boat pier, turn right and walk along the waterfront.

  2. When you reach the Piazzetta (the large open area in front of the Doge's Palace), turn left and walk into the Piazza San Marco.

  3. Bear right as you pass the Basilica di San Marco and look for a street named Calle de la Rizza on the north side of the square, past the stone lions.

  4. Turn into the Calle de la Rizza, walk to the corner, and continue straight ahead into the Calle Specchieri.

  5. Follow the Calle Specchieri several blocks, past the San Zulian Church. Keep going until you hit a T-crossing with a large hardware store where you have to turn left or right.

  6. Turn right into the Piscina S. Zulian. As you walk down the stret, you'll see the Aqua Palace straight ahead of you, across a low bridge. Total walking time should be about 10 minutes from the Alilaguna boat station.

From the Marittima cruise terminals:

  1. Take the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat from the cruise basin to the waterbus stop at San Marco Giardinetti.

  2. Follow the directions above.

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MAP CREDITS: Walking maps by Anders Imboden, using base data from the Comune di Venezia and Regione Veneto under license IODL-2.0.

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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