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How do I get to the St. Mark’s Square area from Venice Marco Polo Airport?
My hotel is half a mile away from St. Mark’s Square and I am looking for the most convenient and/or cheapest way to get to my hotel (Hotel is called Basilea. Address is Santa Croce-rio Marin 817, Venezia, VE 30135). Thank you.
Ok everyone, just so you know I will be taking a gondola trip and another boat trip to Murano so I would much rather spend my money on these than on a water taxi trip from the airport to Venice to “remember the experience.” I’m traveling smart so Venice doesn’t necesarilly have to be “expensive” for me.
Put the address into Google Maps and you’ll easily find the position of the hotel. I’ve just looked at the Hotel website which has a map, but unfortunately the ‘star’ marking the hotel’s location is in the wrong place – so don’t follow that.
The easiest way to get to your hotel is to take the shuttle bus from Marco Polo Airport to Piazzale Roma. From here you walk, but it’s only 10 mins and a good way to start getting to know Venice.
Just follow the signs to the Grand Canal/Train Station (Ferrovie), but do not cross the Grand Canal. Instead turn right and continue walking with the Grand Canal on your left – you’ll see the train station on the opposite side of the Canal. Turn right down the street opposite Ponte degli Scalzi (you won’t miss this bridge, it will be packed with tourists); continue walking almost to the end of this street then turn left over a smaller canal; turn right and continue down to the next bridge; turn right over this bridge and then left and you’re in Rio Marin and should find the hotel easily.
Venice is a compact city and the best way to get around is to walk. Write the hotel address on a card and, if you do get lost, just call into a shop or ask someone who looks like a local for directions.
Hoteloogle.com – Quality Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre
they have to be below £500.. as nice as you can get please :}
about £500 for 6/7 nights
Prices in Venice depend a lot on exactly when you go. I was there over the weekend for Carnevale and spent 150 euro per night for the Monaco & Grand Canal – a good price for the location and time, but there are a lot of cheaper options depending on your travel dates. I use this site for hotels here in Italy: http://www.venere.com/italy/venice/ You can sort by particular areas of the city and price or rating by past guests. Without knowing your expected travel dates, it’s difficult to know specifically what would be available in the price range you’re looking at. Places near the train station or on the outer islands like the Lido tend to be cheaper. You’d need to take the vaporetto to go between the Lido, and San Marco, but Venice is otherwise walkable. It normally takes about 35 minutes to get from the train station to Piazza San Marco. However, you might find some nice places in your price range in San Marco itself – for example, try the Palazzo Bembo http://www.venere.com/italy/venice/ near Rialto or the Al Ponte dei Sospiri http://www.venere.com/hotels/venice/hotel-ponte-dei-sospiri/?sd=24&sm=02&sy=2010&ed=25&em=02&ey=2010&rval=1&pval=2#information;swa20100224,20100225,2,1 which is very close to Piazza San Marco.
Video clip of Hotel Bella Venezia Venice by Eurobookings.com
Location of Cannaregio Ovest in Venice? How far from the main square in Venice?
How many minutes approximately to Piazza de San Marco? How far from the train station?
There’s a map on this site that shows the districts in Venice. http://en.venere.com/hotels_venice/# Just click on the find hotels on map link.
The train station is in Cannaregio Ovest. Everything in the district will be within a few minutes walk of the train station.
Piazza San Marco is at the other end of the Grand Canal. You can walk it in about a 30 – 40 minutes or catch a vaparetto in front of the station. You can find schedules and information on the boats at: http://www.actv.it/english/home.php and http://www.venice-rentals.com/info/routes.html
SAINT MARK’S SQUARE Piazza San Marco Venice, Italy