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.
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. It’s the nearest area from the cruise terminals (Marittima) and place where buses drop you off from the airport. Many cruise passengers choose to stay in this area as it’s close to the cruise port and you don’t have to carry luggage over bridges to get to your hotel.
Recently the Italian government announced cruise ships are no longer allowed to sail past St Mark’s Square. Ships will now dock at the lagoon city’s industrial Marghera Port, 10km or 6.2mi from Venice city centre.
Some cruise companies are now also disembarking and embarking passengers from Ravenna cruise port, approx. 145km or 90miles south of Venice.