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Walking directions to Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia (with map)

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Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia photo

The three-star Hotel Il 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:

Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia map directions

  1. 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.
  1. When you reach the wide fondamenta or pavement in front of the station, turn left.

  2. Walk past the Scalzi Church and the Scalzi Bridge toward the Lista di Spagna (a busy pedestrian thoroughfare).

  3. 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.)

  4. 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.

Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia sign

From the Piazzale Roma:

Piazzale Roma to Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad Station map

  1. 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.

  2. Cross the bridge and continue straight ahead, past the large building on your left, to the train station.

  3. From the station, follow the directions above.

From the Marittima cruise terminals:

  1. Take a shuttle bus, a taxi, or the People Mover to the Piazzale Roma.

  2. Follow the directions above.

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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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