Walking directions to Hotel Airone (with map)
Hotel Airone faces the Grand Canal and the Santa Lucia Railroad
Station. It's a bare-bones budget hotel, but its rates are reasonable for the location.
(Caveat: The hotel doesn't offer breakfast, but there are plenty of cafés nearby.)
How to reach the Hotel Airone from Santa Lucia railroad station:
The most direct way to the Airone
is over the Scalzi Bridge next to the train station. (Scroll the map down with
your mouse or finger for a better view.)
As you leave the train station, turn left and walk the short
distance to the Scalzi Bridge.
Cross the bridge.
Turn right as you leave the bridge and follow the
fondamenta or waterside pavement to the Hotel Airone. The hotel is a
minute or two from the bridge, beyond the Hotel Antiche Figure and the
Carlton on the Grand Canal.
If you hate stairs and you're traveling with heavy luggage, you
might want to consider a slightly longer but less strenuous route:
As you leave the station, turn right and walk past a large
building to the Calatrava Bridge (a.k.a. the Ponte della Costituzione). This
bridge has a gentler incline and is much easier to cross with luggage than
the Scalzi Bridge.
Cross the Calatrava Bridge to the Piazzale Roma.
Follow the directions above.
From Piazzale Roma:
Walk to the tree-lined side of the Piazzale Roma where a
red-and-white crosswalk from the central bus area feeds into a sidewalk
through the trees.
Go through the trees, past the vendor stands, to a low stone
Cross the bridge. On the other side of the canal, turn left
and walk along the fondamenta or sidewalk by the park.
When you reach the corner, continue around to the right.
Beyond the park, you'll reach a second small bridge. Cross
The Hotel Airone is a short distance after the bridge, facing
the Grand Canal.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take a free shuttle bus (if available), a taxi, or the
People Mover elevated
tramway to the Piazzale Roma. (The People Mover's glass-enclosed station is
just beyond the port gates.)
Follow the directions from Piazzale Roma.
MAP CREDITS: Walking maps by
Anders Imboden, using base data from the
Comune di Venezia and Regione Veneto under license
About the author:
Durant Imboden has
written about Venice, Italy since 1996.
He covered Venice and European travel at About.com for 4-1/2 years before launching
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