Hotels near the Port of Venice in Italy – Where to Stay ?
No mather where you stay in Venice, hotels are close to everything. Popular areas are San Marco District (around Piazza San Marco or St Mark’s square), and quieter and less touristy Cannaregio.
From anywhere in Venice you take a water bus to other parts of the city. St. Marks Square can be reached in about 10-30 minutes from all accommodations. The square is set in the heart of Venice. Sights include St. Mark’s Square, and Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, and Harry’s Bar. Piazzale Roma is reachable by Vaporetto water bus in about 20 minutes.
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If you want to stay closer to the ship, nearest hotels can be found in the surroundings of Piazzale Roma. The Piazzale Roma is the last point of land travel in Venice. Nearest area from the cruise terminals and place where buses drop you off from the airport. Santa Lucia train station is also a short distance away. Some establishments overlook the Grand Canal. Closest properties include the Best Western Olimpia, Arlecchino and Papadopoli.
Cruise Passenger Terminals – Marittima and San Basilio Pier
Cruise ships dock at the Venezia Terminali Passeggeri or Venice Passenger Cruise Terminal, situated near the 3 mile causeway that links this historic city with the mainland, Mestre. The largest vessels dock in the Marittima basin at terminals 103, 107/108, 117 and Isonzo 1-2.
Smaller ships tie up at the San Basilio or Santa Marta pier in Venice’s harbour.
Nearest area from Venice cruise ship terminal is Piazzale Rome, the final destination for buses and taxis that enter Venice. San Marco square is a 30 minutes stroll away. From Piazzale Roma, which is the main gateway for taxi and bus in Venice, you can take the automated People Mover (monorail) to the Marittima cruise terminals or a land taxi (if you can’t manage your luggage). To reach San Basilio you take a water bus.