Walking directions to Hotel Hesperia (with map)
The Hotel Hesperia is now closed (the owners
were unable to renew their lease after 23 years), but we've kept this page for archival
Hesperia is one of Venice's most highly-rated three-star hotels, and its
location is appealing: The hotel overlooks the Canareggio Canal, one short
bridge away from the Guglie stop of the Alilaguna airport boat's
The Hesperia is also within an easy walk of the Santa Lucia railroad station, with no
bridges to cross.
How to reach the Hotel Hesperia from the Guglie
As you leave the boat stop, turn right.
Walk along the fondamenta or sidewalk, past the Gam
Gam restaurant, to the Ponte delle Guglie bridge.
Cross the bridge.
On the other side of the Guglie bridge, turn right and walk
for a minute or two. The Hesperia is about 200 meters from the bridge, next
to the canal (shown in the photo below, which was taken from one of the
hotel's canal-facing rooms).
For a video preview of your walk, click below:
From Santa Lucia Railroad Station:
ABOVE: This map shows the route from Venezia
Santa Lucia Railroad Station to the Ponte delle Guglie on the Cannaregio Canal.
Walking time is 5 to 10 minutes over level ground.
Leave the railroad station by the marble steps outside the main doors, or by the easy-to-miss
(and conveniently stair-free)
side exit if you have rolling luggage, a stroller, or a wheelchair.
When you reach the wide fondamenta or pavement in
front of the station, turn left.
Walk past the Scalzi Church and the Scalzi Bridge toward the
Lista di Spagna (a busy pedestrian thoroughfare).
Continue down the Lista di Spagna, through the Campo San
Geremia (you'll see a large domed church on your right), and on to the Ponte
delle Guglie Bridge.
Do not cross the bridge. Instead, turn left and
walk along the canal until you reach the Hotel Hesperia. (The entire walk
from the station shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes.)
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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