Walking directions to Hotel Tiziano (with map)
Tiziano is convenient to the San Basilio and
Santa Marta cruise piers, with only one small bridge to cross along the way.
(The other is the four-star
Excess Venice Boutique
Hotel & Spa.)
It's in one of
the historic center's oldest and least-touristed neighborhoods, which
was settled by fishermen nearly 1,500 years ago. The location may seem isolated, but the hotel is only a
short walk to the Campo Santa Margherita (one of Venice's liveliest squares).
a bonus, land taxis can reach the San Basilio cruise pier, making it easy to
get close to the hotel from Venice Marco Polo Airport.
- Tip: The Hotel
Tiziano's 15th Century building has only 14 rooms, so it's a good idea to
book early if you want a bed. (The Tiziano is close to IUAV, Venice's
architectural and design university, so it draws a steady trickle of
academic visitors throughout the year.)
How to reach Hotel Tiziano:
The directions below may sound complicated, but the walk is
short and easy (no more than five minutes from the ramp behind the San Basilio
Cruise Terminal, with one low bridge near the hotel).
From the San Basilio Cruise Terminal:
As you leave the terminal's main entrance, turn left and
walk around to the back of the building.
On your right, you'll see park benches, flowering bushes,
and steps. Walk a short distance, and you'll see a ramp leading down from
the pier area.
Walk down the ramp and turn left.
Walk as far as you can go and turn right into the Salita San Basegio.
Continue to the corner.
Turn left onto the Calle Lardoni and walk a short distance until
you reach a path that heads off to the right.
Follow the path around the building, through the grass, until you reach a
Cross the bridge to the other side of the canal.
Turn left on the Fondamenta Barbarigo and walk a very short distance to
the corner of Calle Rielo.
Turn right into the Calle Rielo. The Hotel Tiziano will be just down the
short street and on your right.
From the Santa Marta pier:
Leave the secure port area through the gate at the west end of the pier.
Turn right and follow the road behind the pier until you reach the San
Basilio Cruise Terminal. (The walk is over level ground but takes at least
On your left behind the cruise terminal, you'll see park benches,
flowering bushes, and steps. Look for a ramp that leads down from the pier
Walk down the ramp and follow directions 3 to 9 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
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Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl
Imboden in 2001.
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