For centuries Venice has attracted tourists by sea. Its location at the crossroads of the Roman and Byzantine Empires made it the center of sea trading. Today cruises from Venice are among one of the most popular European vacations. Some popular Venice cruise itineraries are:
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Venice Cruise Hotels
Venice is tricky for travelers because that which makes it beautiful and magical, and attracts tourists, also makes it difficult and expensive for travelers to traverse. Yes, Venice’s canals are only navigable by boat. Little alleyways, cobblestone streets, and tiny bridges may be navigated by foot. Boat and foot are your only options. There are no 4-wheel taxis and buses allowing tourists an easy in and out with baggage. Thus, when traveling to or from Venice for a cruise travelers need to be strategic about their hotel choice.
Venice Tessera Hotels
Located closest to Venice’s Marco Polo, this area is perfect hotel location for those departing on an early flight and for those flying into Venice and embarking a cruise the following day. Three easy to reach hotels from Venice’s Marco Polo airport are the following
Venice Mestre is located on the mainland and is the gateway to the hundreds of islands that make up Venice. The causeway from Mestre to Venice’s Piazzale Roma is about 2.6 miles. There are various ways to travel between Mestre and Piazzale Roma. A convenient and inexpensive option is the T1 Tram. You may also travel by bus or taxi. You may also take the train from Mestre to Venice’s Santa Lucia station, which is located at the top of the Grand Canal.
Venice Mestre Hotels
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Taxis and transfers to and from Venice Mestre to the Venice Air and Cruise Ports:
- Marco Polo airport is about 15 euros.
- Piazzale Roma and the Venice cruise port are about 25 euros.
- Private transfer arranged by ItalianTourism.us between Venice’s cruise port and Mestre and Tessera is about 45 euros. Click here to receive a price for your transfer.
Piazzale Roma Hotels
Piazzale Roma is located at the top of the Grand Canal. It is the last point that buses and cars can reach before the Venice canals. From Piazzale Roma travelers transfer to boats to travel into Venice’s islands. The following hotels are located close to Piazzale Roma, but do require walking and crossing footbridges.