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How to find self-service laundries in Venice's historic center

Venice Laundromat San Zaccharia

ABOVE: Interior of the Effe Erre Laundry between the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop and Campo Santa Maria Formosa. INSET BELOW: Our dog Maggie contemplates washing machines in Santa Croce.

Finding a laundromat in Venice isn't easy, but several Venetian self-service laundries do exist. In this article, we'll tell you about three modern and easy-to-use launderettes in Venice's historic center--one near the Piazza San Marco, another near the Venice Santa Lucia Railroad Station, and a third on the Via Garibaldi east of the San Marco district. (You'll also find a laundromat on the Lido di Venezia, outside the historic center.)


Castello: Rugagiuffa

Effe Erre Laundry - Venice Castello

ABOVE: The Effe Erre Laundry is on Rugagiuffa, just south of the Campo Santa Maria Formosa.

Effe Erre business hours signThe Effe Erre Laundry is in the sestiere or district of Castello, within a few blocks of the Riva degli Schiavoni and the Piazza San Marco.

Venice launddromat washing instructionsThe laundromat was open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily the last time we checked, and it has instructions in Italian and English that show how to use the machines.

Here's how to reach the Effe Erre Laundry:

From the Riva degli Schiavoni:

Look for the Calle del Vin, a narrow street leading off the waterfront promenade behind the S. Zaccaria vaporetto stop.

Go inland and bear right until you reach a cross street where the Salizzada S. Provolo widens into the Campo S. Provolo.

Erre Effe laundromat in VeniceCross the street and follow the Calle S. Provolo for a very short distance to the Corte Rotta, which will be on your left. Follow this street a few meters until it feeds into Rugagiuffa (also spelled "Ruga Giuffa"), where you'll soon see the laundromat on your left.

From the Campo Santa Maria Formosa:

Leave the campo at the southeast corner of the square, behind the back or curved end of the church.

When you cross the footbridge, you'll be on Rugagiuffa. Look for the laundromat on your right as you walk down the street.


Castello: Vladi Bru

Vladi Bru laundromat - Via Garibald, Venice 

ABOVE: Vladi Bru is on the left side of the Via Garibaldi as you head inland from the Venice waterfront. It's just before the Coop supermarket.

Lavanderia Vladi Bru is on the Via Garibaldi, a wide neighborhood shopping street that angles inland from the Riva dei Sette Martiri east of the Arsenale vaporetto station.

Vladi Bru laundromat washers and dryersThe landromat is open daily. While it has only a handful of washing machines and dryers, two of the washers will take huge 24-Kg loads. Instructions are in Italian and English.

Reaching Vladi Bru is easy: Just walk inland on the Via Garibaldi from Venice's waterfront promenade. Look for the laundromat on your left after a minute or two. (If you pass the Coop supermarket, you've gone too far.)


Santa Croce: Orange Self-Service Lavanderia

Venice Santa Croce launderette

ABOVE: The Orange laundromat in Santa Croce is across the Scalzi bridge from Venice Santa Lucia Railroad Station.

Orange Laundromat Santa Croce VeniceThe Orange Self-Service Lavanderia in Santa Croce is a short walk from Venice's railroad station. It's open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day of the year.

OrangeSelf-Service LavanderiaThe laundromat has 8-kg and 18-kg washers and large dryers. Instructions are in five languages, and a wash takes 30 minutes.

The Miti café and cocktail bar is two doors down. In nice weather, you can sit at an outdoor table across from the cafĂ© and keep an eye on the laundromat while your clothes get washed. A snack bar that sells pizza by the slice is also nearby.

Here's how to reach the laundromat, which is between the station and the Frari Church:

From the railroad station:

As you exit the station, turn left and walk the short distance to the Ponte dei Scalzi, the big stone bridge that crosses the Grand Canal. Go over the bridge.

Orange LaundromatTurn right after crossing the bridge and walk a few meters to the blue refreshment stand at the next corner, just before a domed church.

Turn left at the refreshment stand, walk a short block, and turn right at the Ramo de le Chioverete. You'll see the laundromat straight ahead on your left at the next corner.


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