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Walking directions to Hotel Indigo Venice Sant'Elena (with map)

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Hotel Indigo Venice garden

The Hotel Indigo Venice Sant'Elena (formerly the Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena)  is in a quiet, family-friendly residential neighborhood near the eastern tip of Venice's historic center. It's a relaxing 20- to 25-minute walk along the waterfront from the Piazza San Marco.

The location may feel isolated in the colder months, but in summer, it offers quick access to Venice's Lido beach resort, which is only one vaporetto stop away from the hotel.

How to reach the Hotel Indigo Venice Sant'Elena from the Arsenale airport-boat stop:

Hotel Indigo Venice - Sant'Elena map directions

  1. As you leave the Alilaguna Linea Blu stop at Arsenale, turn right and walk along the waterfront.

  2. Cross the footbridge and keep walking past the Museo Storico Navale (Naval Museum) and the Hotel Bucintoro.

  3. When you see a street (the Via Garibaldi) angling inland, bear right and continue along the water on the Riva dei Sette Martiri.

  4. Continue walking past the Biennale grounds and the Giardini Publici (Public Gardens).

  5.  At the end of the park, follow the pavement's curve to a footbridge over another canal. Cross the bridge and walk a short distance straight ahead to the Viale IV Novembre (a pedestrian path through the trees).

  6. Turn right and follow the Viale IV Novembre until you reach the Calle Rovereto. Turn left and walk a short distance to the Calle Carnaro.

  7. Turn right and walk a short block to the Hotel Indigo Venice Sant'Elena (shown on the map as the "Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena") ,which is a large building of yellow stucco and brick.

Hotel Indigo Venice entrance

For a video preview of your walk (including a bonus section on how to reach the hotel from the Sant'Elena vaporetto stop), click below:

From the Sant'Elena ACTV vaporetto pier:

  1. Walk inland through the park. (You'll see a sign for "Hotel Sant'Elena.") Bear right when you reach a fork in the path and keep going straight ahead.

  2. At the end of the path, walk past the arcaded building into the Calle Bucari.

  3. The Hotel Indigo Venice Sant'Elena (formerly the Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Angelo, as shown on the map) will be at the next corner, on your right.

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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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