Walking directions to Hotel Olimpia (with map)
Hotel Olimpia occupies
several historic buildings with a private garden next to the Rio delle Burchielle, a canal that
isolates its quiet Santa Croce neighborhood from the hustle and bustle of the
The hotel is extremely popular, and its location is
convenient if you're arriving or departing by plane,
bus, cruise ship, or bicycle. (Bike parking is on the premises.)
How to reach the Hotel Olimpia from Piazzale Roma:
Walk toward the tree-lined side of the Piazzale Roma.
Continue through the trees to the water.
Turn right onto the fondamenta or sidewalk
along the canal.
A few meters ahead, you'll see a food kiosk just before the
Tre Ponti (three bridges). Bearing left to stay by the main canal, walk past the
food kiosk to the bridge.
Cross the bridge and immediately turn right. Walk past the
Arlecchino (a sister hotel that we also recommend).
- The Hotel Olimpia is just beyond the
tiny cross street by the Hotel Arlecchino's entrance.
For a video preview of your walk, click below:
From the railroad station:
As you leave the train station, turn right and follow the
crowd toward the modern Calatrava Bridge.
Cross the Calatrava Bridge (officially named the "Ponte
della Costituzione") to the Piazzale Roma, then follow the directions above.
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the People Mover elevated tramway to the Piazzale Roma.
Once you're in the Piazzale Roma, follow the directions
MAP CREDITS: Walking maps by
Anders Imboden, using base data from the
Comune di Venezia and Regione Veneto under license
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