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Hotels near the cruise piers

From: Venice Hotel Directions with Maps

People Mover station in Piazzale Roma

ABOVE: Cruise passengers wait for a People Mover tram at Piazzale Roma.

The Port of Venice has two pier areas:

Marittima is used by all large ships (and, sometimes, by smaller ships), while the satellite terminal of San Basilio and its adjacent pier of Santa Marta are used by small- to medium-sized ships, river vessels, and hydrofoil ferries to Croatia.

If you'll be traveling with heavy luggage, see our "16 Hotels Closest to Cruise Ships" article. Otherwise, continue reading:


If you're arriving or departing at Marittima, you have plenty of options. A People Mover automated tram runs between the Marittima cruise basin and Piazzale Roma, and airport boats of Alilaguna's Linea Blu stop at many locations in the districts of Dorsoduro, San Marco, and Castello.

Click here for walking directions to hotels near Piazzale Roma, or see our Venice Cruise Terminal Hotels article for hotel recommendations in other areas that are served by Alilaguna Blue Line airport boats.

San Basilio & Santa Marta

These six properties are extremely close to San Basilio and Santa Marta:

Several others are within easy walking distance:

If you're willing to go a bit farther, try these hotels near the  Alilaguna Blue Line's Zattere stop. They're also within walking distance of San Basilio:

Click for hotel directions with maps:
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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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