Walking directions to Hotel Bucintoro (with map)
Bucintoro occupies a spectacular setting on Venice's waterfront, away from
the worst of San Marco's high-season crowds but within an easy walk of the
Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, and other tourist landmarks.
The hotel faces
a small square next to the Naval History Museum where megayachts, hotel barges,
and other large boats are often moored.
How to reach the Bucintoro from the Arsenale
As you leave the Alilaguna
Linea Blu stop at Arsenale, turn right and walk to the
Cross the bridge.
The Hotel Bucintoro will be straight ahead of you,
immediately after the Museo Storico Navale.
For a video preview of your walk, click
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat from the cruise
basin to Arsenale. (The price will be about half of the airport fare.)
Follow the directions above.
From the San Basilio cruise pier:
Leave the terminal by the main doors and walk to the wooden
Cross the bridge and walk a short distance to the vaporetto
Take the No. 2 vaporetto (water bus) in the direction of San
Get off at the Zaccaria stop, turn right, and walk along the
waterfront until you reach the Hotel Bucintoro. You'll need to cross three
bridges, but otherwise the walk is over level pavement.
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
Europe for Visitors (including
Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl
Imboden in 2001.
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