Walking directions to Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia (with map)
Mercante di Venezia (in English, "The Merchant of Venice Hotel") is less
than a five-minute walk from the stazione and another two or three
minutes from airport buses and taxis in the Piazzale Roma.
How to reach the Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia from
Santa Lucia Railroad Station:
- 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 on the Lista di Spagna and walk
to the Calle Misericordia, which will be on your left. (The steet is easy to
miss, so look for an old white mosaic sign for "Albergo Santa Lucia" on the
pavement next to the entrance to the calle.)
Turn left into the Calle della Misericordia. The Mercante di
Venezia is up the narrow street, on the left side. The hotel entrance is in a
doorway just beyond the hanging sign.
From the Piazzale Roma:
Look for the Calatrava Bridge (a.k.a. the Ponte
della Costituzione). It's the large modern bridge at the northeast corner of
the square, next to the Hotel Santa Chiara.
Cross the bridge and continue straight ahead, past the large
building on your left, to the train station.
From the station, follow the directions above.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take a shuttle bus, a taxi, or the
People Mover to the
Follow the directions above.
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.
PC Magazine has called this "the premier visitors'
site for Venice, Italy." Over the years, it has helped more than 30 million
travelers. For more information, see About our site,
our Europe for Visitors
our reader testimonials.