The Hotel Al Vagon
, of all the 1 star hotels in Venice
, is in a perfect location: 10 minutes from St. Mark's Square
and 5 minutes from Ca'd'Oro
and the Rialto Bridge
, the timeless heart of shopping in Venice.
Among the narrow streets and tiny squares around the Rialto Bridge you can find souvenirs in stores of every type and artisan shops boasting Venice Carnival masks
, Murano glass, and Burano lace.
At the foot of the Bridge is the picturesque fruit and vegetable Market
and the church of San Giacometo, the oldest in Venice.
Just a little farther is the Fish Market
, another must-see during your stay in a Venice hotel at the Hotel Al Vagon
The exuberant voices of the fishmongers call passersby to the stalls with their stunning display of fish. Depending on the season, you can find the typical catch of the lagoon and sea. "Schie" (lagoon shrimp) and "moeche" and "masenete" (crabs, eels, and smelts) are just a few of the ingredients that make up the classic dishes of the typical restaurants in the area.
How to get to the hotel
from Piazzale Roma and from the railway station:
| take the vaporetto (water bus) line 1, get off at Ca’ D’oro (stop no.6 ), walk out of the narrow street and turn right; continue for about 200 metres. On your right, you will see the SS. Apostoli bridge. Cross this bridge, turn left and then right. The hotel is located in the small square (campiello).
from Treviso airport:
| take the bus to Venice, get off at Piazzale Roma then follow instructions from Piazzale Roma.
from Venice "Marco Polo" airport:
| take the no. 5 bus which will take you to piazzale Roma, then follow instructions from piazzale Roma. Or take the Alilaguna vaporetti (water bus) service BLUE LINE which will take you to the Fondamenta nuove; walk from there, following the directions SS. Apostoli (see directions on the map).
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