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Hotel Airone is in front of the Santa Lucia train station. It is a welcoming structure overlooking the Grand Canal, the main waterway in Venice. Navigating through the old constructions and historic buildings, you'll reach the Rialto area and Piazza San Marco.

Our hotel is in the Santa Croce district, one of the oldest in Venice, where you can admire the fascinating Chiesa di San Giacomo dell'Orio and the works of Matisse, Klimt and Kandiskij at the Cà Pesaro, the home of the International Modern Art Gallery.

Further on, after the Ponte degli Scalzi, Strada Nuova will be on your right: this lively road, full of shop windows and commercial activity leads you to the Rialto area, where you'll find the familiar architecture of the famous bridge and the busy hum of the market and the traditional Venetian shops.

From Rialto, walk along the narrow alleys of the Mercerie, among the boutiques, jewelry shores and shops selling Murano glass, arriving at the San Marco district. The cupola of the basilica, the soaring bell tower, and the gothic silhouette of the Palazzo Ducale make this a one-of-a-kind place.

From the banks of the Schiavoni, leave the lagoon on your right and head towards Castello along Via Garibaldi, an area that exudes the atmosphere of Venice past; not far from here, you'll find the green areas of the Gardens that are home to the Biennale d'Arte, the area next to the Lido di Venezia, the prestigious home of the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica.

Aperitif Time. In Venice, just before sunset, the most natural thing to do is drink the traditional local aperitif: the ‘spritz’. At one of the bacari downtown in any of the many fields where university students, attorneys, boatmen and beautiful girls gather to enjoy a ritual that unites and reveals one of the most characteristic aspects of the city, the natural inclination to meet and socialize. Campo Santa Margherita, the banks of the Zattere and the erbaria di Rialto are the places where this enjoyable custom is most practiced in Venice.

Guggenheim Foundation. At the ponte dell'Accademia, head towards Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and visit the unforgettable art collection that the Guggenheim Foundation has housed and restored for over a century. You'll be delighted to admire the cubist creations of Picasso, the surrealism of Max Ernst, the expressionism of Jackson Pollock and the splendid paintings of De Chirico, Mirò and Klee ranging from the abstract to the avant-garde.

Burano. This is the most picturesque island in the lagoon. Located in the north, it is typified by its brightly colored dwellings and its leaning bell tower. Walking along the calle, you'll soon see via Baldassarre Galuppi where, among the lace and linen shops, we suggest trying some gastronomic specialties at one of the local osterias and buying of the exquisite bussolà of Burano. A decidedly romantic place!

How to Get Here

By Air - The Venice International Airport, "Marco Polo", is 13 km away. To reach Hotel Airone, use the Venice Air Terminal ATVO shuttle or bus nr. 5 that goes directly to Venice/Piazzale Roma; from here, take the nearby Santa Croce on the Grand Canal. Walk to number 557 where our hotel awaits you (travel time, 5 minutes). The “San Giuseppe” Airport in Treviso is 30 km away. To reach Hotel Airone, use the Eurobus ATVO shuttle for Venice/Piazzale Roma and follow the directions listed above.

By Train - Get off at the Santa Lucia Train Station, Hotel Airone is right in front of you; cross the great bridge on your left (Ponte degli Scalzi) and turn right, walk 100 meters. You'll find our hotel at number 557.

By Car - From the toll at highway A4 and A27, follow the directions for Venice. When you reach Piazzale Rome, leave the care in one of the municipal parking lots; from here, take Santa Croce on the Grand Canal by foot. Walk to number 557 where Hotel Airone awaits you (travel time, 5 minutes).