Walking directions to Hotel Santa Chiara (with map)
convenience to airport buses, taxis, and the People Mover to the Marittima
cruise terminals, the
Hotel Santa Chiara is hard to beat: It's at the
northeastern corner of the Piazzale Roma, next to the Calatrava Bridge that
leads to the Santa Lucia Railroad Station.
The hotel's reputation and location make it
popular (especially among cruise passengers), so book well in advance if you want to be sure of a room.
How to reach Hotel Santa Chiara from the Piazzale
From the airport bus, taxi stand, or People Mover, walk
toward the row of trees at the eastern end of the square.
Turn left and follow the sidewalk toward the hotel, which
you'll see up ahead. (The old portion of the building is a rose-colored
palazzo with blue shutters; a new light-grey wing is attached.)
Right before you reach the hotel, you'll see a paved ramp
leading down to the water and an ambulance pier. Go down the ramp, turn
left, and continue around to the front of the hotel (where you'll find the
For even more details, see our Hotel Santa Chiara Video Walking
Directions on YouTube:
From the Marittima cruise terminal:
Take a free shuttle bus (if available), a taxi, or the
People Mover elevated tramway (just outside the port entrance) to the
Follow the directions above.
From the Santa Lucia railroad station:
As you leave the station, turn right and walk past the large
building to the Calatrava Bridge, a.k.a. the Ponte della Costituzione.
Cross the bridge to the Piazzale Roma. The Hotel Santa
Chiara will be on your left, just a few meters from the bridge.
MAP CREDITS: Walking maps by
Anders Imboden, using base data from the
Comune di Venezia and Regione Veneto under license
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written about Venice, Italy since 1996.
He covered Venice and European travel at About.com for 4-1/2 years before launching
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