Walking directions to Il Veliero Romantico (with map)
Rio Terà dei Pensieri is just a short walk from airport buses, taxis, and the
People Mover to Venice's Marittima cruise terminals, but it feels like another
world entirely: The street is lined with trees, flower planters, a couple of
cafés, and a handful of visitor accommodations--among them,
Il Veliero Romantico, a tiny guesthouse with three attractively-furnished
twin rooms and (for hostelers) a three-bed dormitory.
As a bonus, the twin rooms have electric kettles for
making tea or coffee--a feature that English-speaking travelers love, but that
can be hard to find in Venice.
How to reach Il Veliero Romantico from the Piazzale Roma:
Walk toward the tree-lined side of the Piazzale Roma.
Continue through the trees to the water.
Turn right onto the fondamenta or sidewalk
along the canal.
A few meters ahead, you'll see a food kiosk just before the
Tre Ponti (three bridges). Bearing left to stay by the main canal, walk past the
food kiosk to the bridge.
Cross the bridge and walk straight ahead, past the
Arlecchino (another hotel that we recommend) and the restaurants along the
Turn right into the next street, the Rio Terà dei Pensieri.
Walk past the
Alloggi Marinella to a
yellow building with a grillwork door. Ring
Il Veliero Romantico's
doorbell for admittance.
For a video preview of your walk, click
From the railroad station:
As you leave the train station, turn right and follow the
crowd toward the modern Calatrava Bridge.
Cross the Calatrava Bridge (officially named the "Ponte
della Costituzione") to the Piazzale Roma, then follow the directions above.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the People Mover elevated tramway to the Piazzale Roma.
Once you're in the Piazzale Roma, follow the directions
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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