Walking directions to NH Venezia Rio Novo (with map)
Venezia Rio Novo is a modern, full-service 144-room hotel in a quiet district of university
and civic buildings. Many of its guest rooms and junior suites face the Rio Novo
(shown above), a canal that's busy with water taxis, barges, and other boat
traffic during the day.
The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the Piazzale Roma, with
four small bridges to cross. And while the setting may seem isolated, it really
isn't: The bars, cafés, restaurants, and gelaterie in Campo Santa Margherita, one of
Venice's largest and liveliest squares, are only a couple of minutes away on foot.
Tip for cruisers: The NH Venezia Rio
Novo isn't just convenient to the Piazzale Roma--it's also a good choice if
you're arriving or departing at the San Basilio Cruise Terminal, which is
used by small- to mid-size ships and river vessels such as Uniworld's
River Countess. The
hotel is about midway between San Basilio and Piazzale Roma, making it
convenient to both the pier and ground transportation.
How to reach the Hotel NH Venezia Rio Novo from Piazzale Roma:
On the tree-lined side of the Piazzale Roma, look for the central path that
leads toward the water.
A canal is just beyond the trees. Continue straight ahead
over the stone footbridge.
Turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and walk
along the water, following the curve of the canal on the Fondamenta Rio
Continue past the Hotel Moresco. Just beyond that hotel,
you'll reach a stone bridge.
Cross the bridge and walk straight ahead past the first
building to an iron fence with a garden behind it.
Turn left into the garden. The entrance to the NH Venezia
Rio Novo will be straight ahead of you, facing the garden.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take a free shuttle bus (if available), a taxi, or the
People Mover just outside
the port gates to Piazzale Roma. (You can also take the People Mover if
you're coming from the Tronchetto parking garage.)
Follow our directions from Piazzale Roma.
From the San Basilio cruise terminal:
The directions below may sound complicated, but the walk is actually fairly
quick, with only two bridges to cross.
Leave the San Basilio terminal building by the taxi
Looking toward the city, you'll see steps and a concrete ramp
leading down from the terminal parking area. Take the steps or ramp and follow
either of the streets leading inland (the Calle Nuova or the Calla del Frati) a
short distance to the first cross street.
Turn left at the cross street and walk a short distance to the
Salizada de la Chiesa.
Turn right onto the Salizada de la Chiesa and walk straight
ahead, past the Church of Angelo Raffaele, until you reach a bridge over a
Cross the bridge and turn right onto the Fondamenta Briati.
Follow the Fondamenta Briati (which will change names to the
Fondamente Foscarini), until you reach a cross canal, the Rio Novo.
Continue around the corner on the Fondamente del Rio Nuovo
until you reach another bridge.
At this bridge, turn left. (Do not cross the
bridge.) You'll see a large garden
with an iron fence. Go through the gate to the NH Venezia Rio Novo hotel entrance.
From the Santa Lucia railroad station:
As you leave the station, turn right and walk toward the
modern Calatrava Bridge (a.k.a. the Ponte della Costituzione).
Cross the bridge to the Piazzale Roma.
Bear left and follow our directions from Piazzale Roma.
MAP CREDITS: Walking maps by
Anders Imboden, using base data from the
Comune di Venezia and Regione Veneto under license